Christmas is only days away, and that means that Tokyo is buzzing with holiday cheer. Even though New Years is the big-big holiday in Japan, Christmas is a major event as well. Most of the shops have some kind of Christmas promotions going on this month, there are lights and decorations to be seen around town, and the crowds on the streets seem even more smiley than usual. The weather has been a little crazy this year – really cold one day, relatively warm the next – but the winter weather also adds to the feeling that Christmas is near.
We know that not all of you are able to spend your holidays in Japan, but we don’t want you to miss out on the fun. As we’ve been doing for years, this week we grabbed our trusty camera and headed out to shoot some “Holiday season on the streets of central Tokyo” photos to share with you! This year, for the first time, we went wide angle for many of the shots. We think that the new perspective adds a bit to the images (check the BVLGARI building shot for example), but we’ll let you be the final judge!
This first batch of pictures was shot in the Omotesando and Aoyama areas of Tokyo. Much of the most famous fashion architecture in Japan is located here – just a short walk from Harajuku. We took these pics on two different nights, so if you notice a little overlap or out-of-orderness please forgive us. We hope that you’ll enjoy the photo walk and please have a Happy Merry Christmas (or any other holiday you celebrate) wherever you are in the world!
Click on any Aoyama & Omotesando Christmas photo to enlarge it.