Anonymous bicycles without riders.

Random empty lots in the middle of the city.

Alone in a crowd, I moved among a constant flow of indifferent faces.

In Tokyo, I realized that what I believed doesn’t exist, and I became unsure of what I’ve been seeing all along.

It was then that I started registering other layers of the city.

On a small corner of a Tokyo street, a pigeon stared back at the ‘invisible’ me.

(All images were taken in Tokyo between 2014 and 2015. The settings include Nakano, Tachikawa, Shinjuku, Shibuya and Shimokitazawa.)

Book specifications
  • Tomoko Goto - Tokyo Lost and Found
  • Publisher: Ede Books (2015)
  • Paperback
  • Language: English
  • Format:148 x 210 mm
  • Pages: 64
  • ISBN: 978-99957-862-5-0

Tomoko Goto was born in Iwate, Japan, and lives on the Mediterranean island of Malta. Tomoko captures people’s lives through travel, on the street, and in those ordinary moments of everyday living. As an expat from her native country for more than half her life, Tomoko’s images are a reflection of her ongoing curiosity about the world, and an attempt to connect in unfamiliar places.