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Road workers vs. Kate Moss vs. Businessman

December 25, 2007 1 comment

An occasional burst of attention, took place in the luxurious streets of Ginza.

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Normally the Japanese keep their eyes completely on their own business, you can walk around looking like a freak, without feeling like one…..normally that is!  

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Ten years too late….but stil :D

December 24, 2007 Leave a comment

I got a glimpse of the exquisite para para dancing in Yoyogi park.

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Not the most coordinated bunch of paraparaers, neither in style or color…anyway, A+ for effort!

A hot guy sleeping in the streets, not an unusual sight…

December 22, 2007 Leave a comment

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Unfortunately, not everyone sleeps like a prince…

If (when) you miss the last train, it is completely safe and appropriate to drop dead on the ground. And no one cares…its convinient!

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The law…and the law keepers!

December 22, 2007 Leave a comment

The Japanese police are totally kawaii….especially when the sit in their cute little police boxes, ready to guide you at every corner.

According to some other gailjins I met, the police force in Tokyo are rather in inefficient.

A man had killed someone, he was bear-foot and in sight , still he mannaged to flea from the police!

A slightly less dramatic incidence accrued in Kyoto, when a car with speakers rolled up and started to spread an unwanted message. The police or security did not know how to appropriately interfere….it was so kawaii!

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Reason for concern: japan is one of the few civilised country’s with death-penalty, wonder how that comes around? I will definitely behave….

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Beautiful, beautifuller, beautifullest…(junsui keiken)

December 21, 2007 1 comment

If there is one thing, that separates Japanese people from everyone else. It must be their ability to identify, cultivate and preserve all things beautiful.

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This add, almost made me miss my bullet-train back to Tokyo…such a shame!

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The arrival – Human shepherds & turning in to a sheep

December 21, 2007 Leave a comment

After being sandwiched between a German archaeologist and an elderly Japanese lady for 12 long hours, I finally arrived at Narita airport – Tokyo.

Getting off the plane was a surprisingly blissful experience. No luggage falling out of the overhead lockers, no sharp elbows fighting for their cheap tax-free liquor, and no competition for who gets to leave the plane 20 seconds before everyone else. This enduring patience, is what good karma is made of.

Well of the plane, I was ready to encounter this new strange country.

 The first people I meet, was the human shepherds. All over the airport, there was uniformed pantomime-people who guided you in the right direction. There was no going wrong. No possibilities to stray away from the flock or standing in lines incorrectly.

 This was all very comforting, and relaxing experience.  But on the filp side, when people treat you like a sheep, you become one. Upon leaving the airport, I already felt I had lost some of my independence. I did not care….independence is totaly overateded anyway!