On Monday night I spent a couple brief moments in Tokyo Bar. On the wall there was a ton of books that had their spines exposed. From the image I took a viewer can see a lot of bright colours. On a closer inspection they were all written in Japanese which made a different type of pattern to those like myself that have no idea how to read that language. What those books reminded me of was the patterns that made up the spines of Wired magazine, and in a strange twist National Geographic as a repetitive yellow element.
From a slightly serendipitous connection, Paul Soulellis asked me on flickr if I took the photo at Kinokuniya. Up until the moment I had no idea that those books existed, but by throwing that photo up I got some info that I could never had predicted. The photo of course wasn’t from that bookstore but I’m probably going to check it out on the weekend. It couldn’t hurt.