A year ago, I remember talking about how much I would like doing this trip, travelling to Tokyo. Obviously I thought of travelling to take photos, but the excitement was so great that my mind stopped imagining, to make it happen. I received the e-mail, that e-mail that made me smile so slowly but with so much joy that in fact, now it is over.
Now I ‘m back and I have tasted each of the colors of that great city, I have drowned in the crowd of people, I have breathed in the tallest building, I have gone through the busiest pedestrian crossing, I have felt nothing and everything at the same time, I have seen how quickly things are created and destroyed , I have seen queuing one by one on the subway, I have felt the respect Japanese people show, I have suddenly got lost and I have again found myself in that weird language but at the same time, peaceable.
Luckily, I have not traveled alone. Marta came with me and together, we had a perfect trip. A trip full of Japanese temples and colorful souvenirs. There are so many interesting things, that you do not know where to look. – – Geishas still exist – I said to the astonished Marta as she recorded them. People take photos of Geishas as if they were from other gallaxy, but they are still walking around with those little steps that seem to be going to fall at any moment.
The best time of the trip, apart from all my experience as a photographer, was when we arrived at Asakusa, Taito neighborhood. I felt a different feeling just walking outside the subway; finally, spirituality had come to me and I did not want to leave that place. 17h and we were hungry, we had not even eaten, so we went to find a vegan restaurant that Marta had found.
The food was delicious, but it was time to go for a walk in this neighborhood, full of something that I did not know exactly what it was. We walked along a street called Kaminarimon, crowded and full of colorful lights. At the end of the street you can find a giant temple well preserved that leaves you speechless.
We took some pictures outside the temple and without realizing we were inside and I promise that the serenity, the harmony and the peace that I felt is inexplicable, is so inexplicable that you can only know what it feels if you enter inside it. – ” The spiritual heart of Tokyo” – said Marta, good title for my next picture, I said.