Remembering my old neighborhood

20 October 2017 ● 1 min read ● 1 image
Remembering my old neighborhood

About two weeks ago, I moved from my old place in Nerima to my new place in Urawa. I lived in my old shoebox of a studio apartment for about 2.5 years before moving here to start a new life with my fiancée, and while I don't miss the old apartment, I do miss the old neighborhood a little.

I took this photo about 18 months ago in a bamboo grove a block from where I used to live. I developed the film but never scanned it until this week. The bamboo grows quickly in the spring, but still draws water up from the ground faster than it can be used, so even on a clear night in the spring you can stand in the middle of a bamboo grove and listen to what sounds like rain as the bamboo forces excess water out at the tips and edges of leaves. It's been so rainy this last week, I suppose it's been the constant drizzle that made me remember this and come back to it.

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David Munson

I'm a photographer in Tokyo, Japan

Photographer and essayist. My philosophy in life is that everything is interesting. I'm here to learn, explore, and share. Saitama City.

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