Platform conductor, Ikebukuro Station, Tokyo, 1976. Photo: Greg Girard

Tokyo in 1970s and 1980s: photographer Greg Girard captured Japan’s dirty underbelly

  • Drawn to the city’s nightlife in 1976, Canadian photographer documented the city on the cusp of an unexpected metamorphosis
  • The seamy nightlife districts of Tokyo provided Girard with a setting for edgy portraits, but his pictures paint a much more nuanced picture of everyday life
Topic |   Japan

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Platform conductor, Ikebukuro Station, Tokyo, 1976. Photo: Greg Girard
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