Not that we managed any latex creating while in Tokyo, still, as I explained in our last blog, this trip to Japan was as wonderful as any other I have managed to Asia.
In part 1, I mentioned how incredible the food is in Japan. Below you see me with a friend enjoying a freshly-made dessert crepe, one of the famous culinary delights of Harajuku. But ok, I know there’s more to reveal in this part two, than just what I ate!
As I mentioned, we were visiting as much to see friends and sight-see as we were to attend the Tokyo International Gift Show. Held at the Tokyo Big Site Convention Center the event was so big it took us four days to see everything. You name it when it comes to any kind of gift made presently (or soon to come to market) you’d find it at this show.
Beyond gifts and food, Japan is a place where you are constantly taken aback by natural, as well as human-made, marvels. Tokyo specifically is one of the most modern cities on the planet, and there, this time, we happened to see a bunch of their more startling man-build strictures.
This robotic clock was designed by Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli. It’s attached to the Tokyo TV building.
The Nagakin Capsule Tower (see the picture below), seen in the movie X-Men movie, “The Wolverine,” is made of modular capsules, designed so it can be rearranged into different configurations. It was designed by architect Kisho Kurakawa and is an example of Japanese Metabolism style.
Mostly, one can never stray too far from the colors, fashions, and vibrancy of Japan. These last two pictures show an array of signs advertising a Drag Queen bar in Shibuya Parco, and then me and a friend at the Shibuya 109 Shopping Mall, buying out trendy ‘gyaru’ fashion.
Food, sights, fashion and fun, and such wonderful warm people; what more could one ask of Japan?