My routine on the last morning in Japan, on most trips, is to get a Starbucks coffee and sit on the steps of the Crown Plaza hotel. I enjoy people watchng and the shade-covered sidewalk gives me a great view of the hustle and bustle of people on their way to and from Ikebukuro Station.
The temporary wall at the construction site across the street provided me with a perfect backdrop to photograph folks as they passed by. As these are quick visual sketches and not perfectly composed studies, I just picked one view or perspective and randomly photographed people as they passed across my field of view. All photographs shot with a Pentax *istD-S and the 16-45mm lens.