One of Tokyo's wealthiest destinations, Aoyama is not the wildly experimental and wily playful fashion district of Harajuku just to its west. Instead, Aoyama is where fashion has grown up and grown elegantly civilised. It’s where high-end labels set up second stores (their firsts will be in Ginza), and where nouveau French restaurants will cultivate their reputations. Like the wines those same restaurants serve, Aoyama’s esteem only increases with age.See places to stay Save this neighbourhood
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Raymond is a Travel, Lifestyle and Portrait photographer originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Growing up, his family lived in many places including Hokkaido, Japan. Influenced by his father, he took his first photography class at age fourteen. Later Raymond moved to New York and assisted the legendary photographer Steven Klein. Raymond splits his time between New York and Tokyo. His work has appeared in Condé Nast Traveller, GQ, Travel + Leisure and many others. Over the span of his career he has shot thirty four countries.
Masaru studied Photography at Parsons The New School for Design in NYC. He has 25 years experience photographing social and human rights issues in Asia and South America. After spending many years abroad, he has begun to focus on his own country of Japan. He established Reminders Photography Stronghold in Tokyo in 2013, a curated membership gallery making multi-photographic activities possible. His photographs have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Newsweek Japan, and many others.