|T-shirt in a store in Shinsaibashi, Osaka|
Quite by accident, some pictures framed the same scene that had apparently caught my attention in earlier months.
Similarly: outside of Korien Station:
Naturally, the December photo is a night-shot, and therefore difficult to make out, and furthermore contains very little plant life to signify seasonal change, though the puddles on the street were not an installation in the warmer month of September. Nor were the winter jackets and seasonal drinks sold along this street. The people, too, have changed, ever so slightly, and maybe become just a bit more familiar.Getting used to a slightly different way of life and becoming comfortable with things that may have struck one as peculiar or different is a good thing, I think it is safe to say. But even--especially--in one's home, or a place to which one has acclimatized, whether simply artistically or otherwise, I feel it's important not to stop documenting whatever small thing may catch one's interest. When you look back on that picture later, it may carry more weight, and say more about that place, and that time that you imagined when the shutter clicked.