No idea what the Zaza shop sells, probably it is nylon underwear :-)
Osaka has a zillion shops and restaurants, hard to keep track but it is definitely fun to just watch the crowds. On a sunny afternoon, it is overfull with young folks standing around in the streets.
I never forget our searching for an Issey Miyake handbag for my friend Sylvie running from store to store, ending up buying a wonderful scarf I am still proud of. I personally find that Japan is shopping paradise much more than other places, there is a lot of very tasteful things to buy. Grocery shopping was my favorite, just think of all the teas, it is tea-world.
Japan, on my whish list :). I love that everyday life scene. But it make me think how different this world is from our europe : looking at all signs you cannot even guess what it is about!.
great street image. So many colors and so many details, but yes, that sign fits the theme and I really love her expression. It's like she's bored and happy at the same time. I, too, wonder what Zaza sells... :))
You are also a street photographer, of the urban bent! I'm guessing the Mona Lisa smile is an effort to appear pleasant while avoiding wrinkle production. ....and that sign is truly yellow!! What do you think is the focal point of the shopper with the downcast?
No Baby yet, Almost, we had a false alarm on the weekend, we thought it was going to happen on Sunday, but then she decide to stay inside longer :)
Anyway, a colorful scene and I have not been to Japan, but being in Japan Town here in LA, yes, I can imagine it's would be a shopping paradise and the food...and tea...One day, we'll be there with the kids.
curious the special facial expression of the girl taking the add, looks like a monalisa. nice chaos of elements around and the special presence of the other personage ahead. despite my region have a deep relationship with japan and its culture and people, I never had so much interest to visit the islands.