Sunday, January 30, 2011


Part of an enormous road and tunnel construction project in Nakameguro-ku. It is referred to as part of a "Smooth Tokyo" project on a nearby sign. Don't know where the money comes from---err, actually, I do. I guess the question is, will Tokyo traffic flow more smoothly after the construction, or will we have just lined the pockets of the construction industry. Time will tell, if we can't guess already.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Saturday Morning at Denenchofu

The "old" station building in the background is no longer in use, having being replaced by the modern station in the 1990s. The "old" station building is a replica of the original 1923 station building and now serves as an entrance to the station area.

Monday, January 17, 2011


Must be getting old and slow. I was kneeling in the middle of this side street with the camera to my eye hoping for something to happen, when I noticed someone very close. It was the little girl on the right waving to me from about 12 inches away. Naturally, I missed the shot, but as they began to walk away, I put the camera back to my eye to see if anything interesting would happen. It did. But I never got it.

I pressed the shutter for a quick photo, and began to lower the camera as I figured they'd be too far away for another. As soon as they heard the shutter, they turned and waved. I raised the camera again, but it was too late. I snapped another anyway, and once again, they turned and waved, just as I was lowering the camera. I gave up after three.

A smart man would have just held the shutter down and hoped 8fps would catch them. A smart man would have.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Ginza Trecious

Don't know what trecious means, except that it is the name of a shop in Ginza where I spent Christmas morning and early afternoon. Don't know what I liked about the passage in Trecious. Must have been the color of the lights, or the lines. Or something.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Shibuya, on the overpass below the overpass

A place I (and lots of other folks) avoid unless there is a real need to go. Over the New Year break it was less crowded than usual, otherwise I would never have gone there.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Noon in Marunouchi

Or Hibiya. Many had already started New Year vacation. Always a good time to stay in Tokyo as the crowds decrease and people become less stressed.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Oh my God!

Ginza, a place I love but don't often visit because of the crowds. However, if you get there on weekends before 11, it ain't so bad.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Art of Education

The Student

The Teacher

The Motivation?

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Ookayama, Tokyo.

Come to think of it, spending forever studying might not be such a bad thing, if the pay were better.

Thursday, December 23, 2010