7 Pictures Tells Depression in Tokyo

“Economical depression”, the word repeats everyday everywhere.

Cheap stand-and-drink bars (tachinomi izakaya) get crowded every night, and inexpensive fast fashion including UNIQLO are sold well.


Against those facts, I had wondered “are we really in that bad?” but some pictures taken in Tokyo made me realize that “we’re surely in depression”.


Buildings in front of Shinjuku Station.
The billboards usually filled with advertisement but some are blank now.



A white billboard around Shibuya Station. It’s nicely contrasted by the blue sky.



A billboard in Ikebukuro. The red sign is “Bic Camera”, which looks brisk (^_^)





A billboard in a subway station.
Can’t believe there is a blank billboard in such an excellent location.
It may have never happened before. The third one says “Better Get Thin”.
It seems diet ads are not influenced by depression. 😀


Last one was surprising!!!


Mystery Graffiti (illegal spray paint) on billboards!
Who and how painted there on such high building!?

The scenes of blank billboards are unusual to those who have lived in Tokyo for a while.

There must be more white billboards nationally.

We’re surely in the depression, but the earth is moving and I live as usual, so


“No matter how hard economics are, let’s bear up!” (I know it’s kind of a pushy closing (^_^))


Reference: Daily Portal Z

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