Masashi Wakui. Polaroids of hidden Tokyo


The Japanese photographer Masashi Wakui has gained international recognition with his sensitive eye for capturing dramatic details of the bustling Tokyo nightlife.



Wakui’s theatrical scenarios can be compared to the melancholic settings created by leading Asian directors as Kar-Wai Wong or Hayao Miyazaki.



The hidden streets of Tokyo come to life in Masashi Wakui’s Polaroids with their beautiful melancholic lanterns and cherry trees in full-bloom, symbols of an old Japan lost in the modernity of the city defined by neon lights and skyscrapers.


Photo credits: Masashi Wakui


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