Great Japanese photographer Masataka Nakano spent 11 years on a project that sought to capture Tokyo when empty, no simple task in a city inhabited by 35 million people. In front of the Shibuya station, Ginza streets lined with colossal buildings, the normally over-crowded mega-city is eerily silent with no people, hence the title “Tokyo Nobody”.
His book was published in 2000 and the images you see here are taken from the project, and it’s important to appreciate that none of the images have been manipulated or composited. They are simply the result of a very patient man.
The images are to be savored and embedded in the imagination as it is nigh impossible that any resident or tourist is likely to witness such a spectacle in real life. And such an ability is truly that of a real artist.
The book can be purchased online HERE