This photograph was taken in between raindrops and the concrete canyons of Shinjuku, Tokyo late one afternoon. People wearing surgical masks are a common sight on the crowded streets and metro of Tokyo. The flu hysteria is even more prominent in this metropolis. In fact I saw hand sanitizer dispensers at the entrance of several establishments including an art center.
The couple in the background are classic trendy Tokyo youth. Check out the woman’s retro hairdo. She was brave and skilled enough to walk on the grating wearing spiked heels. Her beau seems to have adopted a surfer dude/grunge look.