WHO AM I?

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Hi, I’m Justin. I live in Tokyo and IKIMASHO! is the digital home to all my writing and photography from Japan and across SE Asia.

The aim of this site is to show you the gentler, quieter side of Tokyo. The simple things that we walk past every day: the half-closed shutter; the bicycle that has been left out to rust; the empty sake bottle sitting outside a house. Having lived here for the past seven years, this is what Tokyo means to me.

IKIMASHO! is my own spelling of “LET’S GO!” in Japanese, and pretty much sums up my approach to life. After all, you don’t get anywhere standing still.

Nice to meet you, and I hope you like the site.

Take a look at my published work here.

Join the IKIMASHO! Facebook community and contact me here.

Justin / IKIMASHO!

All images and text on this site © IKIMASHO! 2012 – 2019 and may not be reproduced without written permission.

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13 comments

  1. Hey man, are you interested in giving two aussies a tour of Tokyo Street art – best places – this saturday 🙂 If so, contact me please! via my wordpress or email c3146004@gmail.com. We have been living in Tokyo since Jan and seen lots of stickers as your know. but if u see big spraypainted ones we wanna go there too.

    Thanks,
    Bec

  2. Hi Justin.

    Nice work. Very usefull.
    Please let us know the Izakaya name in your publication : the secret’s out: ¥30 beers in tokyo.

    All the best,

    Shin

  3. Hello Shin! I’m so sorry for the delay in my reply. The Izakaya name is Medaka and the sign is written in hiragana (めだか). I think the beer price is 110 now, but still super cheap!
    Address: 東京都新宿区歌舞伎町1-3-6
    English: Tokyo, Shinjuku-ku, Kabukicho 1-3-6

  4. Emmi

    Great posts! 🙂 I would love to link your post about Lake Toba in our new upcoming hotel websites of Mas Cottages. Looking for reply for collaboration 🙂
    Best, Emmi

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