On Sunday the 27th of March I passed through Shinjuku and was happy to see that the “center of Tokyo” was almost back to normal. Well, if you weren’t very familiar with Shinjuku you wouldn’t be able to tell what was still a little bit odd after the quake. So, far from what you see on the news, Tokyo is still alive, still smiling and still kicking! Hopefully I can stop doing these Boring Tokyo posts soon! Still, that couple is really cute. Enjoy!
Shibuya is as lively as always, full of people intent on shopping and having fun. The only thing that is different from before the earthquake is the number of foreigners. I don’t see as many of them as before. Still, spring is coming and Shibuya is getting more colorful. Can’t wait for summer! Sorry about the boring posts. I’ll get busy getting something more interesting to post as soon as things calm down. I took these on March 25th.
So it’s past midnight now and I finally have a few minutes to post a few of the photos I took this afternoon while passing through Shibuya. It’s not often I get a chance to go there on a weekday afternoon so I took the chance and snapped a few photos of the crowds. The day started out very nicely with sun and almost spring weather but by the time I took these it was back to winter. To save energy most of us are turning down the heat, every little bit helps make sure the people up north have all the electric power they need.
There are a few really snappy dressers in this series! What do you think of the fantastic looking bloke in the suit jacket? I love him! And of course, the girl who just graduated university and is wearing the traditional graduation day hakama/kimono combination. Or the girl with the lovely auburn hair! In other words, a very normal Friday afternoon here in Shibuya. Enjoy!
Dear all, even though it is against my nature and it’s against the purpose of this blog, we must all make sacrifices, and so now I call upon you to do your duty and check out these really boring photos from Tokyo. This is Ginza, one day in January. It might as well have been today. There is no visual change in Tokyo, shops are still open, people are getting on with their lives and we’re all in fine spirits and doing our best to stay healthy. Sure, there have been scheduled power cuts, but this is mostly because of the unexpected colds spell that has hit us. It’s mid-March but weather wise it is mid-Winter. So, people use more energy to heat their homes and so we must cut the power to more areas to make sure the people up north get as much power as they possibly can.
The situation with the nuclear power plant is now rated second on news, we have returned to the far more important job of worrying and caring for the people still in dire need of assistance in the increasingly cold north.
But unless you read Japanese news, you probably have no idea what is really going on in Japan, hence my series of blog posts on Boring Tokyo.
Here’s some boring scenes from Ginza. This is what it looks like today (but the actual photos are from January, I didn’t want to post them before, since they are so boring). I’ll post more photos taken today, in a few minutes. Hang on there.