Monday, January 31, 2011

Shian-bashi, Nagasaki (part 2)

There is a narrow side lane that branches off the main drag at Shian-bashi...  it is a narrow, intimately scaled pathway that is perhaps 12 to 15 feet wide, and is full of tiny bars, pubs, and other similar night time entertainment establishments.

Shockingly, even that little lane has an even narrower back alley (maybe 6 feet wide?), still with "frontage" as little hole-in-the-wall eateries and drinking "stalls" cram the incredibly tight urban space. The scene took me completely by surprise, prompting this sketch.

It was late afternoon and too early for business, but there was a slight buzz as the shop-owners were beginning to prepare for their nightly routine.

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