I have lived a good many years in Tokyo before I saw the famous Rainbow Bridge actually lit up in the colors of a rainbow! I always wondered about the name and the rather drab light up, but here it is, the Rainbow Bridge in all its namesake glory! Today, the 23rd of December a public holiday and the Emperor’s birthday. It is called Tenno Tanjobi in Japan and Emperor Akihito (or Emperor Heisei) is 80 years old today. May he live for a good many years still! He share the throne with Empress Michiko, who is the first commoner ever to marry a Crown Prince of Japan. The Emperor is no dummy, in fact he is a respected scientist in the field of ichthyology, the study of fish, especially in the subject of taxonomy.
I took this picture of a beautiful sky over Tokyo from Odaiba beach, Kaihinkouen. The bridge in the middle is the famous Rainbow Bridge. These skies are the best for photography. I had a lucky Sunday! If you need a new picture for your desktop image, a bigger one is here. Enjoy!
The other day I visited Tokyo’s Odaiba district, the Ariake part and took these photos of the mainland Tokyo skyline. The train line running on the far right corner is Yurikamome line and just in the corner you can see the Ariake Tenisunomori station (有明テニスの森公園) that was completed over 20 years ago but still looks brand new, probably because very few people ever use it. As you can see there isn’t much around here. In the middle of the photo you can see a still undeveloped piece of land which is set to become the new place for the famous Tsukiji fish market, but as of now there’s still not much going on right here as the land needs more preparation before the new construction starts. To the extreme left in the first photo you can barely make out Tokyo Tower and to the right you can see the new Sky Tree tower, the outline is complete but there is still a lot of construction to be done inside.