Exploring Normality In A Konbini

Roam the busy streets of Tokyo and you will spot one at every corner. These 24-hour workshops provide refuge from the rain for the ordinary pedestrian, refreshes the hungry stomachs of teenage students, or supplies cute date ideas for yuppie couples — A ‘konbini’ is a metaphor for our everyday lives. Much like a physical building provides a roof over our heads, a ‘convenience store’ provides its patrons with quick bites and solace from the world outside. In the age of digitalization, where monitors are able to track our whereabouts, GPS systems provide live coverage for drivers, and even a human…



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