Tokyobling's Blog

An Offering of Bananas

Posted in Places by tokyobling on December 31, 2011

Here’s an unusual set of offerings on display in front of a restaurant in Ginza, bananas! It is common to see little altars in homes and shops around Japan during the new year but usually it is native fruit, drinks of rice cakes, the mochi for which we are warned to eat carefully every new year. This is the first time I have seen bananas as royally displayed as this! I like it! Found in Ginza, earlier this week.

Shinmaru Christmas

Posted in Places by tokyobling on December 24, 2010

Despite not being a christian nation Japan is seriously into celebrating at least the profane Christmas, and they do it well! Here’s a rather blinged out Christmas tree decoration series I came across in Tokyo’s Shin Marunouchi Building (Shinmaru Biru for short). Isn’t it fantastic? I love how the ample use of opera masks give the tree an almost mythical look, it reminds me of a more saturnalian Christmas, as opposed to our more civilized western ornaments. What do you think?





Horse Lamp – Shinmaru Building

Posted in Places, Uncategorized by tokyobling on May 19, 2010

At last week’s little walk in Shinmaru Building opposite Tokyo Station I came across this basement floor restaurant. Isn’t that lamp the best ever? Talk about bang for your bucks! A whole horse to carry a small lamp. Wonderful. When I get rich and can afford a huge house I’ll get one for myself! I don’t know about their food but their taste in decoration is fantastic.



Wako Window Display

Posted in Places, Shops by tokyobling on January 2, 2010

I have featured the Wako building in Ginza window display a few times before and they never fail to put up the coolest decorations in town. How about this disco-ball lady? I was lucky to catch it during set up as well as after it was finished so my photos might be a little different from what you would see there right now. Still, I love this gorgeous display of glitter and velvet. Enjoy, and sorry for the crappy reflections. Shooting window displays at night is hard.



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