People watching is one of my past times. I would rather spend time looking at people than at my phone, for instance, if there’s time to kill.
Japan was my favourite place to observe people. As reserved as the Japanese might look like, there’s a depth of emotions shown in the softest of ways.
Of all the weddings we were lucky to catch, this couple was by far the most interesting. He looked so happy and even smug at points while she came across incredibly subdued…
Now, I’m not sure about the emotions here except, they couldn’t see where they were going and there was a lot of them, walking through a very busy park with hanami parties. Somehow I wouldn’t be surprise that their face was a mirror of their costume…
Religion and traditions are sources of peace, reflection and joy and emotions were a lot close to the surface then. At the Hiroshima Memorial in Ueno Park, it was my turn to change from spectator into a character. I decided there that the next time we visited Japan, we would go to Hiroshima. We did, 2 years later. There was no people watching then, Hiroshima still feels very different from everywhere else.
To finish, I can only hope Tina found her happiness.
Posted for Patti’s Lens-Artists Challenge