J-STREET

Exploring the Backstreets of Tokyo: Sangenjaya

Aired: Apr. 30, 2021

In Tokyo’s Sangenjaya district, there is an old block called “Sankaku-chitai.” It’s made up of maze-like backstreets where you can feel like you’ve slipped back in time, and witness both old and new lifestyles side by side. We follow Photographer Yamaguchi Masahiro as he revisits Sangenjaya for the first time in six years.

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Photographer Yamaguchi Masahiro in Sangenjaya, Tokyo
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Backstreets in Sangenjaya
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At a bean store in the area that's been operating for decades
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Staff at an izakaya pub

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