Respite by Mine Manap Turel

As I set out in the streets of Tokyo, I was overtaken by the overwhelming beauty of appropriateness.

Japanese culture has its own way, just like any other culture in that, visible through people manifesting their presence in the things they do, build, or act, in a way that maximizes fitting in with the environment, rather than conforming blindly to it.

And thus, I noticed, people created their own pockets of calm in the concrete jungle of Tokyo. It was an unusually warm July evening. The Noren that creates the air of privacy despite being inviting and accessible, the photo and the location were in perfect harmony.