For this week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge, the prompt is “architechture.” Since I don’t have a lot of fancy tools at my disposal for altering photos, I decided to choose a building and pick it apart. I thought what better place to look than Japan, where aesthetics is everything.
Here’s a picture I took in December of 2014, of the Disney store in the Shibuya section of Tokyo. Click on the pictures for a closer look:
The whole building, for perspective
Who wouldn’t want to go in? Note the sign that says 7F… that means the store is 7 floors high.
Above the entrance The store inside is tiny in square footage. It’s all upwards, via a skinny circular staircase, on which you have to squeeze past the people going the other way.
This is where you come out – the cash registers in most stores in Japan are at the back.
Above the exit is all interesting textures – for no particular reason. There are no windows in the store.
Fancy frontage, but not part of the store. It’s all between the entrance and the exit.
And finally the roof, with the obligatory plants. The Japanese grow things anywhere they can – and it’s all beautiful.