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In Between Reality And Creativity

Tall buildings are rarely observed in Japan due to its geographic location. Have you every imagined there'd be as many high-risers as in New York City one day? With creativity, it is possible to establish a skyscraper filled Japan that people have never seen!

Photo by hodachrome

Japan is a modern city with traditional architecture and trendy constructions. You are able to observe a totally different skyline in Kyoto compared with Tokyo. However, because of geographic factors, most of the buildings have height limitations.

Other than diversified building features, cultural differences in Japan are also distinguished between cities. Even just based on the fashion, it is not hard to identify which part of Japan people are from. Apart from their mode, facial expressions and ones gestures can reflect the mood of the local people.

Here are some street pictures from a photographer, Caitlin Sullivan, during her trip to Japan. With the people captured in the images, can you tell what the atmosphere is like in Tokyo?

These pictures are from the eyes of an adult. How about kids? How will Japan look like in their imagination? Recently, an exhibition titled “Build Up Japan” allowed 5,000 children to release their creativity to build up their ideal Japan!

With the use of the Lego blocks, children constructed many white towers that to us is almost not fathomable and the stuff of beautiful animated features the nation is famous for.

Photo by jamiew

There are limitations in reality but no boundaries in the world of creativity! Most people may see the world with logic and through observations. But, we, the Lomographers, are always encouraged to see it with crazy and original ideas! Just like one of our Ten Golden Rules, Don’t worry about any rules!

This article is inspired by two entries in Lost At E Minor, Build Up Japan: 5,000 kids build Lego Japan and Black and white photos of Japan by Caitlin Sullivan.

written by heiwa

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