Ageing Tokyo By Lee Chapman

It is said that Japan has the highest proportion of elderly citizens in the world. We have heard of this phenomenon, but we have seen little. Japanese Photographer Lee Chapman’s series portrays the elderly and their everyday life in Tokyo.

His photographies are taken in various parts of the capital. They attempt to depict the struggle of daily life, the seemingly endless years of work, and yet despite everything, an indefatigable sense of spirit. Lee Chapman came to Japan towards the end of the ‘90s, his intention was to leave after a year of two. But he stayed until today and Tokyo became the leading motive in his work.

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All images © Lee Chapman
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