In 2013 I decided to go to Tokyo and visit the metropol, along with my 2 Leica M9's, 35mm Summilux and 21mm Elmarit.
The first thing that struck me (besides having a hotelroom at the size of a shoebox), was that the japanese culture is to not have eye contact in the street.
I'm used to be noticed, 193cm tall, blond and photographing, but in Tokyo I was invisible. Even in the packed trains, openly photographing my fellow travellers, nobody didn't even look. Strange.
The smartphone revolution was very strong in 2013 and Tokyo and being a stranger with no eye contact, and no 3G coverage really hit me as urban loneliness.
The Leica's are great for being a 'Fly on the wall' and the perspective of 35mm great for peopleshots. The M9 was not a fast camera and I tried to keep it under 1000 iso to not have to much noise, sometimes causing a bit motionblur in the pictures.