Cities In Motion
There's no-one to play "Go" with.
Once a symbol of new Japan, modeled on New York and Paris, Shinseakai, or "new world", is now described as a seedy neighborhood.
Miyajima. The Internet says this shrine in Miyajima is “one of the top scenic spots in Japan”. The shore opposite the shrine is buzzing with people, cameras ready and waiting to catch the perfect sunset, the perfect reflection of the shrine in the seawater. Who enjoys the view?
Hiroshima. Everybody keeps joking about the radiation levels, not realizing they are completely normal. Turning away from the A-dome preserved to remind us of the horrors of the atomic bomb, a woman is riding her bicycle on the bridge that crosses the river.
Getting lost in Kyoto.
Kyoto. All the rules we are breaking.
Salarymen waiting for the train on our way to Kyoto.
Are we in the women's carriage?
Surprisingly, the trains in Osaka are incredibly confusing.
Matea Grgurinovic is a Beijing-based Croatian journalist writing mostly about social issues.