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Dan Ryan

Dan Ryan is a photojournalist and poet. You can see more of his work at Brisbane Graphic Arts Museum (http://brisbanegraphicartsmuseum.
com), and on Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/pictopticon/). He lives in Brisbane, California.

Golden Guys

“Where streams of whiskey are flowing…” –The Pogues Part six of my S&R Tokyo Series One November day in Tokyo my wife and I were walking through the normally quiet and deserted […]

Old birds

Water flows around the rocks it cannot move… Part five of my S&R Tokyo Series They moved and talked the way old Japanese ladies often do, a bit hunched over but with […]

Yakuza leisure dōjō

Let’s alcohol with happy gangster human… Third in my ongoing S&R Tokyo Series. Here’s part one and part two. In Asakusa at Kamiya Bar (神谷バー) you never know who you might meet. […]

Yasukuni rain

Second in my S&R Tokyo series… Yasukuni Shrine is an interesting place, but I won’t make more of visiting it than doing so deserves. Suffice it to say the Japanese struggle spiritually […]

Darkness/lightness

First in an upcoming series on Tokyo, Japan, and life generally… This is brief recounting of two men from very different walks of Japanese life, whom I encountered in Tokyo near Ueno […]