Masashi Wakui. Polaroids of hidden Tokyo

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

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

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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.

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Photo credits: Masashi Wakui

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