East Shinjuku

Oct 03 2002

Here’s the view from a landing on the stairs leading up to the Gamers in East Shinjuku. This is one of the main streets people walk along in this infamously shady part of town. I had a short anti-Japan fugue today in which I found myself annoyed by the crowds and noise around. A few minutes of looking down from here and watching the people go by made me feel better, like I could distance myself from the bustle and just watch the humans do their thing. People are easier to deal with when you can look at them as ants scrambling around, bumping into each other, tracing pheremone trails, trying to pass out flyers for night clubs… Well, whatever.