The concept “tatemae” (建前, "built in front"), describes the behavior and opinions a person displays in public.
In contrast with this, the word “hon'ne”(本音, "true sound") describes a person's true feelings and desires.
In many cases tatemae leads to outright telling of lies in order to avoid exposing the true inward feelings, because the true feelings could lead to break the “wa” (social harmony), wich is the main point in japanese society.
The honne–tatemae divide is considered by some to be of paramount importance in Japanese culture.
This serie was taken in September 2017 in Tokyo streets. I tried to reflect the duality of the Japanese social behavior, which amazed me.
I use silohuettes as a methaphor of the dark side of each person and reflections in order to highlight the duality between both concepts (Honne and Tatemae) itself.