An evening in Akihabara

Category: Places


Photo and caption by Pratik Bhatnagar

Tokyo is a futuristic fantasy. And there is nowhere else where this is more apparent than in Akihabara District, also known as Electronics Town. Giant Manga and Anime characters shine down to the street and multi-hued electronic signs as street level reflect an unreal, alien glow upwards towards the night sky. As a pedestrian you navigate between unease and excitement as if in a virtual reality game, where canyons of neon criss-cross at psychedelic intersections. In this alternative universe, humans appear as dark, dense, pre-historic insects, scuttering about, impersonal and irrelevant...

Location: Akihabara District, Tokyo


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