Extraordinary Images of Everyday Life in Japan


“People are living life desperately,” writes photographer Shin Noguchi, who first came to our attention via Bored Panda. “Sometimes lonely, sometimes helping each other, sometimes crying, sometimes laughing. I capture people going about daily life because there are moments that they themselves do not realize are more beautiful and full of human touch than the carefully choreographed movies of Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Federico Fellini, or Shakespeare’s plays.”

In Noguchi’s series “Something Here,” he captures “extraordinary moments” from everyday life, captured in his home country of Japan from 2010 to 2016. “I’m here, just here,” he writes. “You’re here, just here. There is something here, something beautiful something special. It may last but a moment, but we are always connected to each other. I want you to feel that, when you see my work. You are not alone. There is always someone in the world keeping an eye on your struggle.”

These are some of our favorite shots from the ‘Something Here” series; you can see more on Noguchi’s website, and follow him on Instagram.

(Nishishimbashi, Tokyo, Aug 2010 | Shin Noguchi)

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(C.C., Sengokuhara, Hakone, July 2012 | Shin Noguchi)

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(Komachi, Kamakura, Oct 2016 | Shin Noguchi)

(Ginza, Tokyo, Apr 2014 | Shin Noguchi)

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(Yukinoshita, Kamakura, Feb 2014 | Shin Noguchi)

(Shibakoen, Tokyo, Jan 2013 | Shin Noguchi)

(Shibuya, Tokyo, Aug 2012 | Shin Noguchi)

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(A traffic violator and police, and rabbit, Asakusa, Tokyo, Dec 2015 | Shin Noguchi)

(Ofuna, Kamakura, Nov 2015 | Shin Noguchi)

(Enoshima, Fujisawa, Dec 2011 | Shin Noguchi)

See more of the ‘Something Here” series on Noguchi’s website, and you can also follow him on Instagram.