13 Nov 2012

In which we chased his childhood memories and caught them...


I got to walk in Hiro's childhood footsteps.

This is something that I have long wished to do in Tokyo and this time, we made it to the little corner of the vast metropolis that holds these precious memories.

The photos that we took here are treasures to us and so very personal. However, when we passed the old launderette, we couldn't resist the chance of a quick photo shoot on the spur of the moment.











It's a peculiar feeling to stumble into the childhood world of a partner. All those stories that I had heard and collected away in my heart started to unfurl and scamper before me and soon enough I could see the young Hiro running amuck down these streets.

P.S With Hiro being born in Japan and I in Africa, the odds of us meeting were never in our favour. 

\\ Vintage denim shirt, Vintage leather jacket, black leggings from Topshop, Converse trainers, Bag from Oasis.

Photos taken by Hiro.

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos. I'm lucky enough to live in Lee's hometown, I get the same stories over and over again. I joke with him that I know them by heart and I do but there will always be a comfort in hearing them again when we pass a certain landmark.

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    1. That is so beautiful! I bet you will never tire of hearing them xx

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  2. Thats so cute! I'm glad you were able to visit his old childhood places. :]

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    1. Me too! It was a really special time for us.

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  3. Awww..this is so sweet!! I'm lucky enough to only live a few minutes from Tom's old hometown so he can drive me right to where he talks about. The best times are Thanksgiving when the whole family tells their stories.

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    1. That is wonderful! Yes!!! I love that too...then my mind fills with a sort of collage of memories!

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  4. I guess me and hollie will never had that as we grew up 10 mins from each other, without realising though. I used to walk down her street every week to go and my football at the park with my mates. This must have been quite a surreal experience but very pleasant one

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    1. That is surreal. Really uncanny but beautiful too!

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  5. These photos are absolutely lovely!

    Izumi
    The Dollhouse

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  6. "With Hiro being born in Japan and I in Africa, the odds of us meeting were never in our favour", this could be the beginning of a beautiful novel! I cannot tell you how much I like the pictures of your trip to Japan...

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