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The Blade Runner Bar

Have you seen the Blade Runner flick? If not, then I have an assignment for you. Go to your movie rental store, watch the movie and if you like it, come back and read this article.

I’ve been to Japan this summer, a country where it is very easy to feel lost, confused, impressed, happy and excited, because in Japan, the future was yesterday and the past is still present everywhere!

Walking in Tokyo City, it is probably the most modern city in the world, you will be impressed with the technology, the neon lights, the huge screens, the people’s look, and the street sounds. It’s just like being in a sci-fi movie and when the sunlight starts to go down, some old streets get a weird, lugubrious, and decadent atmosphere like the city in Blade Runner.

This sensation caught us while walking by the Yakitori Street in Shinjuku, Tokyo. This small street is old, full of wires, and dirty but it is where we found this unique bar that we named, The Blade Runner Bar due to its “distinguished style”.

Inside, we had the best time ever, drinking cold beers, eating rice and pork and the most remarkable conversations and laughing with Japanese people.

I hope you enjoyed the pictures.

PS: I used an Ilford HP5 that is more than 10 years expired.

written by horaciorv

15 comments

  1. stouf

    stouf

    Great shots ! And blade runner is in my top 5 my favourite film list ! : )

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  2. t0m7

    t0m7

    yeah, it really looks like the blade runner bar! great shots! too bad, you didn't shoot any color / slide films, but your B/W shots look really cool!

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  3. horaciorv

    horaciorv

    Hi I got some in color, I'll let you know when I upload the pictures.

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  4. vicuna

    vicuna

    what a place! And like @stouf, Blade Runner is one of my favorite movies!! Thanks for sharing this location with us! :)

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  5. herbert-4

    herbert-4

    Wonderful location!! I love Bladerunner! Also read "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" by Phil Dick, and there is a certain tube motif here, so find and watch an old movie called "Meet the Hollowheads". It's Juliette Lewis' 1st movie, also stars John Glover and Nancy Mette. Has Bobcat Goldthwaite and Anne Ramsey. VERY weird SF movie involving tubes. Enjoy.

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  6. superlighter

    superlighter

    yesssss!!!!!

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  7. susielomovitz

    susielomovitz

    amazing!

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  8. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    wooooow! great shots!

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  9. azabanana

    azabanana

    nice BW shots! kampai!

    Btw, what are those hanging pipes for? :)

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  10. horaciorv

    horaciorv

    its is the air condition system !!

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  11. blormore

    blormore

    love blade runner, love the pics!

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  12. realmustache

    realmustache

    that's amazing. i definitely get a blade runner / fifth element vibe

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  13. takezzo

    takezzo

    cool shots. i'll try to find the place next time in shinjuku.

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  14. kylewis

    kylewis

    Great shots and llke my friends above BladeRunner is in my top three! where are the rain shots ; ))

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  15. satomi

    satomi

    I'm amazed how everyone let you take pictures of them like that! Love it!

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