Daily Photo

A (not so daily) photo of things Japanese which occur in my life.

Thursday, April 10, 2008   8:36 PM


Commuter train in Tokyo

An inbound commuter train on a rainy day at Nippori Station in Tokyo. Glad I was heading in the other direction.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008   4:31 AM


Omotesando at around 2am

Omotesando at about 2am in the morning...

Thursday, April 3, 2008   2:19 PM


Bridges on Meguro River, Tokyo

Bridges and stuff. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2008  12:49 PM


Cherry blossom in Osaki, Tokyo

No dramatic emergencies today, so instead I present you with more pink tree things, this time lining the banks of the beautiful Meguro River where it passes a little behind Osaki Station.

Sunday, March 30, 2008   8:57 PM


Takeshita Dori at 11pm on a Sunday

Takeshita Dori at 11 pm on a wet Sunday evening 

Wednesday, March 26, 2008  10:52 PM


Fallen Sakura

The pink things, they fall off the trees pretty fast. Probably explains why everyone gets so excited about them. 

Sunday, March 23, 2008  12:57 PM


Blossom in Yoyogi Park

Blossomy things are beginning to blossom in Yoyogi Park too.

Forecast for the next few weeks: vast swathes of pink above acres of blue plastic sheeting.

Saturday, March 22, 2008   9:42 PM


A brick wall in Yushima, Tokyo

In Europe, normally a brick wall isn't something you'd get too excited about. They're nice to have, keep the riffraff out of the garden and all that, but you don't often find yourself wandering through a European city and saying to yourself "Wow, an old brick wall! I must whip out the camera and document it for historical purposes!". Well, I was wandering through Tokyo in the general vicinity of Ueno when I chanced upon the patina-encrusted specimen pictured here, and entranced by this rare architectural feature I spent a few minutes in the pleasant sun enjoying its general brickiness and taking some photos.

If you want to experience this wall for youself (and why not take the kids and a picnic and make a day of it?), it's next to Yushima Shrine (湯島天神 or 湯島天満宮), which is also pretty nice.