Let The Poets Cry Themselves To Sleep 2017 – 1 year later series

"Im not sure what the trouble was that started all of this" Let The Poets ©Uchujin-AdrianStorey

“Im not sure what the trouble was that started all of this” Let The Poets Cry Themselves To Sleep 2017 ©Uchujin-AdrianStorey

As part of a series of posts marking 1 year since I left Japan after my 10 stretch I am posting new photos from my most well-known photo series “Let the poets cry themselves to sleep”.

(published all over the world including CNN, The BBC, The Guardian, La Revue, Der Spiegel, GUP magazine and countless blogs)

It wasn’t long after first arriving in Japan I started noticing people asleep on the streets.

As an insomniac I have always been very interested in sleep and coming from a country where if you slept on the street you would likely wake up without your wallet and your shoes (and probably far worse), I was fascinated.

What started out as a very personal exploration of my own relationship with sleep turned into a commentary on overwork and alcohol abuse in Japanese society.

The full series can be viewed on my main site HERE and the 10 new,  mostly never before seen photographs below….

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