Julie Hrudova visited Tokyo, a vibrant city offering plenty of opportunities but that also creates loneliness and isolation among the inhabitants. This sad aspect of the life in the Japanese capital creates a contrast with the sparkling atmosphere of the city. Japanese people also invented a name to describe this phenomenon: kozuko, a contraction of ‘loneliness’ and ‘group’. With her photographer’s perception, Julie Hrudova portrays the contrast between this joyful and nostalgic climate.