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Boring Tokyo: Mejiro Sky

Posted in Places by tokyobling on March 23, 2011

Here’s another Tokyo skyline, this one snapped from in front of the Mejiro Station as I passed on the Yamanote line. Not much to see, but still, no major disasters here in Tokyo. Life goes on!

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Tokyo Skyline – Again

Posted in Places by tokyobling on March 20, 2011

Continuing the theme of how perfectly normal, sane, functioning and convenient life is in Tokyo, here’s a perfectly average skyline taken from a very tall building in Roppongi. Nothing special. You can think of this as a sunrise, if you see it in the morning. But actually it is a sunset. Hope you like it. Right now, I’m probably asleep, or working, or reading, or taking a walk, or cooking, or meeting friends. A normal day/night/morning/afternoon in other words.

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Winter Yokohama At Night

Posted in Places by tokyobling on February 6, 2011

In December while walking around in Yokohama I took these two snapshots of cold and dark harbor area. Where I’m originally from winter nights are often brighter than winter days but on a clear night in Japan, the sky just goes pitch black. I have been in love with the Yokohama skyline since I first saw it, and I think I will never fall out of love. Yokohama is a great place to be!

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Odaiba Taiko

Posted in Japanese Traditions, People, Places by tokyobling on August 8, 2010

If you have a fine, free day in Tokyo, head down to Odaiba before the sunset so get some fantastic views of the Tokyo skyline from the ocean side. I am not sure why, but for some reason the skies we get here in Tokyo is much better than the ones I had when I grew up in northern Europe. Maybe a southern sky is just more dramatic?

If you’re lucky you might catch a performance or festival as well, just like I did last time I went there. A small group of Taiko drummers had set up to perform, a couple of adults and three teenagers from Hachioji performed for free in the wonderful last light of this early evening. Even on very hot days Odaiba is usually cooler than central Tokyo thanks to the sea breeze. Just in case you are overdosing on festival shots lately, I throw in a couple of sunsets for you as well! Enjoy!




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