I started this blog to share some things about Koenji.
Koenji is really a great place to visit, hang out, and live.
The bars, live houses, shops, restaurants, even the supermarkets are great.
The overall atmosphere is nothing like the places featured in guide books.
When I first came to Tokyo, over 10 years ago, I used to hang out in Shibuya, Harajuku,, Yoyogi, Shinjuku, and places nearby.
Whilst at first, those places seem cool, fashionable, unique, they also become stale.
For Shibuya, Harajuku, and Yoyogi, people try a bit too hard to stand out from the crowd, and I feel it's not a real reflection of the place, rather a place to go because it's supposed to "be cool".
I moved to Koenji just over 5 years ago, and it was a breath of fresh air.
No posers, like Shibuya and Harajuku.
I don't think that this blog gives a good account, but I hope that someone may have visited Koenji after taking an interest in some of the photos I've posted.
I don't have the time to add much more to this blog, so it will be put on indefinite hold.
I may or may not get around to posting some of the photos I have taken in Koenji.
I've taken hundreds, if not thousands.
Well, including 5 Awaodori's, I must have taken thousands...
There will always be the Awaodori held on the last weekend of August, and also Koenji Festival, held at the end of October.
Thanks for checking the blog.