The miniature Godzilla and life size whale of Tokyo

June 4, 2008 2 comments

The Godzilla statue is hidden deep inside the heart of Ginza, hard to find. Espezially when you keep looking up at the sky for a cosmic edition…

godzilla in tokyo

A bit more eye catching though, the life size blue whale located outside the national science museum..

Whale national science museum tokyo

 Did not even fit trough the lense of my miniature digital compact camera…  

Sumida River fireworks festival, the epitome of excellence

April 26, 2008 2 comments

Last Saturday of July, Tokyo sky turn into a sparkling showdown between two rivaling firework companies.

Starting with just a slight `puff ´at sunset…

tokyo sunset

Then later, darkness and people conquer the streets…the unbelievably clean streets. No need for sofas..

sumida gawa hanabi

Rooftops, for photo ops…

rooftop fireworks

Eating off the floor is for people with low standards cornering cleanness. Eating off the road on the other hand…broom and shovel, just wont cut it!

asakusa streets

The brave & proud street sweepers must be exhausted…that’s for sure.

Fat people vs. skinny people

April 20, 2008 Leave a comment

An “unusual” classification of people. The concept though is universal, everyone entering a public lavatory must be separated and classified. If not, there would be total caos and confusion…right?

fat versus skinny people

And for people who are not too fond of their apperance (in the sharp revealing fitting room light), a tool to tackle the obstacles of life in the modern beauty oriented world is provided. Very convenient!

face cover tokyo

Host boy caught in the headlights

April 19, 2008 2 comments

This distinct breed of boys, characterised by their:*Alligator boots* Gucci purse & Long highlighted hair constantly blowing in the wind…

host boy in tokyo

 Looks sort of like a mink.

I want to say…ONLY IN JAPAN, but I dont (wooops!!)

NHK Studio Park

April 17, 2008 1 comment

NHK-studio park presents you with a taste of “a life in the dazzling spotlight”.  All information delivered in Japanese only, hence a little inaccessible for the non-Japanese person, but definitely worth the effort.

This brave lady tossed all shyness aside, and delivered the news like a pro.

nippon hoso kyokai

Got to love here perfecly cut, edgy bob. Nice hands too!

Later on, finding myself in my natural habitat; The vivid clouds abov…

nhk park

The real world is such a dull and usless consept.  Just cant keep up with fiction….ha!

The enigmatic japanese smile

April 5, 2008 Leave a comment

Mrs. Beckham would not stand a chance.

In Japan, poute is out!

smile

A strange thing though; the japanese smile is not nesseserally a symbol of happiness or acceptance as in western culture. The j-smile can imply everything from sadness, embarrassment, confusion or that they “dont know”.

The j-smile is a powerfull act in the silent culture of japan, where avoiding conflict and confrontations is essential. Practice makes perfect…

japanesekaraokesmile

They even have developed a camera with smile recognition software, which snaps on the cue of a smile.

That camera  would probably not work with me and my gloomy scandinavian partners in karaokecrime, just not that chippy…ha!

crimeofkaraoke

Meguro Parasitological Museum, feat love bugs <3

March 22, 2008 Leave a comment

A rear gem of a museum, very hard to find. Displaying over 300 speciments of parasites…

MeguroParasit

Makes you think twice about the raw fish you ate last night!!!

There is also a small souvenir shop, where you can buy anything parasite. What about a necklace with a parasite charm?

Diplozoon(Image© “borrowed” from Meguro parasitological museum)

The parasite charm is of a Diplozoon, which also happens to be the museums logo. This is the bug that the museums director Dr. Satoru Kamegai spent his whole life studying, a great choice. Diplozoons are very romantic parasites.  A man-bug and a lady-bug meet when young and beautiful, then their bodies melt together and stay that way for the rest of  their life. Its the only species known to be 100% monogamous, humans on the other hand…exceptionally infidèle!  

127 million people…stranded on a desert island!

March 16, 2008 1 comment

Cut off from civilisation, they have become self-sufficient and created their own strange and fascinating  society…

Osaka

A light-signaling system brings about the harmonious coexistence between cars and humans…

shibuya

Fish on a stick – Sushi`s evil twin

March 8, 2008 1 comment

In the great land of sushi, some fish still gets grilled….

fish

turning it into a sweet, HOT and salty snack…

Street life – The reckless wander all over the city

February 23, 2008 Leave a comment

No hindrance can keep them on the straight and narrow…

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Lets just hope he does not turn into roadkill…