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    Posted: 06 January 2019 at 12:20
Last month I posted (here) some impressions from our first night in the Asakusa district of Tokyo. Here are some more from the following couple of days:

1

After all the ladies in kimonos it seemed only fair to show men in traditional garb

2

This seemed to us a typical street scene in Asakusa - wires everywhere, no pavement (sidewalk), artificial flowers sprucing things up a little, signs, and the Tokyo Skytree lording over it all.

3

A cormorant in the Hamarikyu Gardens ponders a leaping fish

4

Folk dancing in Ueno Park

5

Nara Period bronze bowl (owned by a Buddhist monk, from the C8) in the Tokyo National Museum

6

Tokyo at night, from the viewing area in the Mori Art Museum, Roppongi Hills

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Post Options Post Options   Quote MichelvA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 January 2019 at 05:53
You showed many things we think as being typical Japanse. #1 is a great example, funny that one man hold a document while the others look to their phones and tablets. Probably not at work related items. TFS Howard .
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number 1 is really good. great catch
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Nice images of a place I want to visit very much....... TFS!!!
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Hi Howard,

Japan has been on a list of mine for many years now but seemingly always out of reach...

I think your images show us the 'real' Japan rather than what we often see in tourist shots of the location and, for me, it's all the better for that. I think I'm more impressed with #1 along with everyone else so far - an 'odd' number of figures and neatly split by the hold rail into two sets as well. The street scene - with all those wires! - is also very interesting; a slice of 'normal' Japan if you like. You then give us a fine ariel shot from the Museum - possibly more of the 'tourist' type but I do like the gentle curve of the road you've captured and the contrast in colours from the bronze street lights through to the greens of the advertising hoardings.

Thanks for sharing these and I look forward to seeing more from this trip!

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A very diverse set (again), Howard - I like it very much!

The first and the last one in the set are my favorites!
One of the things that impressed me in Japan has been the vending machines for beverages (in the streets, and particularly in the night, they are illuminated). You don't happen to have a picture of one of them?

TFS!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 January 2019 at 19:18
Thanks, all, for your kind responses - much appreciated.

Neil, it was a trip we had wanted to make for some time. The first rumblings between Trump and N Korea put us off a year or two ago, but I'm so glad we got there. We will return in a year or two, and that should be good as we now have a better feel for how things work. We were away for 20 days on this trip so there's a lot more to come ...

Harald, oh yes. I have the vending machines as incidental street furniture (no close up detail) in Nikko, so coming soon, along with more conventional tourist sights in that picturesque place.
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