15 Jun Piss Alley

Source: Little Big Travelling Camera

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (23mm, f/2, 1/125 sec, ISO800)

Most streets in the centre of Tokyo are well lit, modern and super clean. This one is not and I love it.

Very close to the famous Shinjuku station (the busiest train station in the world) you can find a small, dark alley full of super small food stalls. It’s official name is Memory Lane but everybody calls it Piss alley. It earned its name because a long time ago the workers and the businessmen relieved themselves in between the nearby train tracks after having a beer or two since those small stalls were not equipped with toilets.

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (23mm, f/2, 1/125 sec, ISO800)
 FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (23mm, f/2, 1/125 sec, ISO2500)

I didn’t find the place myself. I had dinner in a fine Sushi restaurant with my local distribution partner and his customer and on the way back to my hotel they showed me the place. It was cold and rainy and I took all the shots within a minute as we had a long day of work ahead of us.

But I knew that I would come back here on my last evening in Tokyo. When I told them that I plan to come here again on my last evening I was invited for dinner again.

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (23mm, f/2, 1/125 sec, ISO400)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (23mm, f/2, 1/125 sec, ISO1250)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (23mm, f/2, 1/125 sec, ISO640)

In the past this was a place for locals or to be more precise for

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