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A cup of tea in the Zen garden

December 19, 2008 Leave a comment

Walking trough the enchanting bamboo-Zen garden at the Hokokuji Temple…

A bamboo garden near Tokyo

leading to a small tea-house…

greenpowdertea

serving delightful green powder tea (Macha) with complimenting mints.

It made me feel very…dizzzy!!!

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Akihabara, the dark side of peace & harmony

June 9, 2008 2 comments

On the surface, the Japanese seem exceptionally well adjusted, smart and content. The concept of Wa, states the importance of working and living together in peace and harmony, avoiding confrontation is essential.

And it looks good…on the surface!

Akihabara

Proverb of the day “Deru kui wa utareru” Its better to conform than to stand out. (Or maybe not?)

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.