I was recently asked to respond to a few questions regarding my image-recording in the early 1990's, with my response to be in a Japanese language on-line article. Since my English will be translated (I can write in Japanese, but badly and with bad grammar), I think it's essential to have the original English posted in case there are any issues that arise from the Japanese version. Regardless of the vastly overused term "direct translation", most things translated between radically different languages (and English and Japanese are radically different) cannot be translated directly, so there is always a shift. Anyway - here goes.
1991 - Shibuya Evening Walkabout 渋谷夕方散策散歩 (911123)
I started walking down one of the streets... joining the crowds... looking around and seeing the same age group of young people around me and expecting to tune into the vibes from the area, as I so often did in the past, but.... It didn't happen. Something was wrong... well... not wrong exactly, but very clearly different. I looked around, trying to figure it out: "What is it? What is so different? Mainly the same scenery... a few new stores, buildings, and whatnot, but pretty much the same scenery, the same young people... the same... wait....." and then something came into conscious thought.