There is something extraordinary magical about Japan and its culture and Japanese photographer Shin Noguchi proves that through his photographs of everyday life in Japan. He catches the peculiar, surreal and strangely beautiful shapes and situations that occur when people don't think anyone is watching.

Noguchi, himself, describes his street photography as an attempt to capture extraordinary moments of excitement, humanism, and beauty among the flow of everyday life. His approach to art is discreet, poetic and enigmatic, which allows the artist to find the subtleties and complexities of Japanese culture without relying on staged, no-finder or hip shot photography.

Explaining his philosophy, he says, "Street photography always projects the 'truth.' The 'truth' that I talk about isn't necessarily that I can see, but they also exist in society, in street, in people's life. And I always try to capture this reality beyond my own values and viewpoint/perspective."

Scroll down to enjoy the beauty of everyday life in Japan!

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Lena 5 months ago

wow..that's stunning. i love to see traditional Elements in our modern world.

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Katniss Everdine 5 months ago

Nice shoes

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Bonnie Blue Bird 5 months ago

Must try this with my kitty ... what could possibly go wrong :P

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your name 5 months ago

Absolutely nothing more beautiful then a kimono

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Mimis Nachbarin 5 months ago

Same smile!

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Cute Tiger Donuts 5 months ago

I used to do this all the time when I was little

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Lotte 5 months ago

When you feel like someones watching you and you turn around and see this :)

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Lotte 5 months ago

photography skills like damn how do you even time this??

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Katniss Everdine 5 months ago

So pretty

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CP1986 5 months ago

This is my favourite so far!

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Mimis Nachbarin 5 months ago

Amazing!

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your name 5 months ago

Awe cutest "men working below" sign ever

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Fire Bird 5 months ago

Reminds me of the Marauder's map from Harry Potter.

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Aaron Kara 5 months ago

Gorgeous and powerful

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Eat Girl 5 months ago

"Ok, that´s it! We´re going home!"

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Sharon Lee 5 months ago

Powerful.

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your name 5 months ago

World's biggest chia head

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Aaron Kara 5 months ago (edited)

Baby in the bottom right looks like me in the morning when I'm reaching for coffee

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Aaron Kara 5 months ago

The guy at the doors like "Who keeps leaving the colonel outside!"

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Mother Mary Helen 5 months ago

those random food items

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Hendra Lim 5 months ago

the wrong way to hold a paper sheet door

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Rhiannon 5 months ago

Did you ask him why he crossed the road?

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Aaron Kara 5 months ago

We have this photo of the suspect, last seen at the beach, it is thought that she already savagely attacked a man on the stairs just prior to this photo being taken - approach with caution!

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Anna Lourie 5 months ago

they respect the work behind the rice.. or they don't want to get wet feet :D

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CP1986 5 months ago

I love the juxaposition of the mother and daughter facing one way vs. the kawaii costumes looking the other.

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Shiba Inu 5 months ago

double rainbow, oh my god. It's a double rainbow all the WAY.

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Aaron Kara 5 months ago

The feel completely changes if the photo was taking during night, in the dark - from cute, to ball shrivelingly scary XD

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C 5 months ago

They love Doges over there

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rakuninaru 5 months ago

The lady with the cartel "The day of God's judgment is near"

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BusLady 5 months ago

Reminds me of when we were kids and played by the creek, catching crayfish.

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Last Hurrah 5 months ago

He's got more than a chip on his shoulder.

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My O My 5 months ago

At least the ball has some shade

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your name 5 months ago

"Hey look it's us!"

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holo it's me 5 months ago (edited)

follow me to our society, O Large One

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Aaron Kara 5 months ago

Dude, you can buy face wash from the shops

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BusLady 5 months ago

That guy needs to get indoors out of the sun. He's as red as a lobster!

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Nora H. 5 months ago

Wow.. trains so clean you can sit on the floor.

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SeamusRGN 5 months ago

worst case of whitewashing since Avatar: the last airbender

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Rajz 5 months ago

Corgi!

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Nervous Chaos 5 months ago

Very beautiful and simplistic.

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Chris Jones 5 months ago

Cloned golfers..!

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Lena 5 months ago

that one has a creepy vibe to it

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My O My 5 months ago (edited)

Beautiful!

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Pandamand2 5 months ago

ACDC -" I GOT BIG BALLS, WE GOT BIG BALLS, BUT I HAVE THE BIGGEST BALLS OF ALL!"

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Hendra Lim 5 months ago

why did they burn the tables and desks?

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HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK 5 months ago

Hes clearly passed out drunk so i will put money on it being a Brit.

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rhyan lumilay 5 months ago

He really falls out the bed and directly to the escalator?

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Bonnie Blue Bird 5 months ago

This is my personal bubble .... please do not enter my personal bubble. :P

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Aaron Kara 5 months ago

Due to the creation of the worlds most powerful trampoline, NASA launches a mission to rescue Japanese children from orbit

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Paul K. Johnson 5 months ago

The Trump method of umbrellaing.

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