In a summer day, last month, I decided to meet some friends around Asakusa. I really love this place and one of the best thing to do is just go around and around and lose yourself in the small streets in this area. Even this time I decided to bring with me my Fuji TX-1 to try to show in panorama mode this part of Tokyo. The temple, of course, was crowded but it was nice to challenge again myself with this film. As usual it was equipped with a Provia 100s. Honestly I really appreciate the slide films and the magical effects they have. Will I take single frame photos with this camera? This is a good question. Probably no, the combination of this format and this camera-lens is something great in my opinion
If you had the opportunity to go around Asakusa you can really feel the old Tokyo. Is not just old buildings or big temples, is a composition of smells and light, sound and smiles, tastes and air. Is difficult to describe, really, but it is something special. If you want to feel the Japan in a big city like Tokyo this is the right place for you. And now that you have the opportunity also to enjoy the Sky Tree too, the mix between past and modern merges in a perfect way.
You can easily reach Asakusa with Tokyo metro Ginza line, the orange one, that let you stop also in other important places around Tokyo like Ginza, Ueno or even Shibuya. Looking at the trains in this line I also feel like something old that perfectly match with Asakusa. I always connect these 3 things together. Asakusa, Ginza line and the old style orange color.
Here I put a selection of the photos I took on July 21st. Have a look and enjoy them.