On Sundays and holidays, Tokyo’s capital for all things anime, computers, electronics and anything otaku closes it’s main street. Chuo-Dori comes alive with singers, cosplayers and sightseers. It’s a time for hanging out with friends, checking out upcoming talent and blatant consumerism. Shipon spent a day documenting the scene, then another 5 days blurring out people’s faces.
These photos were taken all on Sunday, April 29, 2007. The streets are blocked off between 12pm and 6pm on Sundays and public holidays from April to October (12 and 5 the rest of the year).
Shipon lives in Northern Japan where he uses a 17,000,000mm lens in order to shoot Chuo-dori on a weekly basis.