A Town Fixture

Posted by Mike Cash (Kiryu, Japan) on 10 October 2008 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

The fellow in the left is our city's most prominent homeless citizen. I hesitate to say he is our only one, as I have seen others come and go, but as a general thing we either have no others or they choose not to frequent the main commercial district.

I've been seeing him around town here for over 15 years, with nary a change in his appearance or apparent circumstances. His left leg is permanently in the condition you see here: shortened and bent at the knee.

He is talking with a local merchant as the merchant has come out to shutter his storefront for the night.

Pentax K20D
Lens Baby 2.0 @ f2.8

Pentax K20D
1/45 second
ISO 1600
75 mm (35mm equiv.)

japan
homeless
gunma
kiryu

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