Thoroughfare

The main Ginza shopping street. During the days at the weekend they close the road to traffic and cafes put tables, chairs and....

Posted by Andy at September 26, 2006 :: 08:05 AM | Comments(2)
Walk That Thar Plank

For the not so keen eyed amoung you, here is the afore mentioned tourist friendly pirate....

Posted by Andy at September 25, 2006 :: 08:03 AM | Comments(0)
Ahoy There

Both the swans (白鳥 - the characters mean "white" and "bird") and the fishermen were sharing their lake with pirates. Not only that, but tourist friendly pirates at that. A 40 minutes cruise from one tip of the lake to....

Posted by Andy at September 24, 2006 :: 08:05 AM | Comments(0)
白鳥

For those wandering how I was so close to the fishermen. Here is your answer. I was peddling around in one of this lovely swan-mobiles. Great fun....

Posted by Andy at September 23, 2006 :: 08:01 AM | Comments(0)
Queueing For Fish

There were many small fishing boats on the lake even though it was raining pretty heavily it didn't deter them. Some of the boats had some kind of navigation looking device which....

Posted by Andy at September 22, 2006 :: 08:07 AM | Comments(0)
In The Rain

I recently took myself to Hakone and despite the awful weather it was nice to get out of Tokyo for a day and see some greenery, and some less....

Posted by Andy at September 21, 2006 :: 08:04 AM | Comments(0)
Bridal Procession

After the wedding there is a prossession across the courtyard. The red umbrella is over the newly married couple, and the priests who lead them across....

Posted by Andy at September 19, 2006 :: 10:29 AM | Comments(0)
Stomping Ground

The stomping grounds of the Japanese youth are slightly more formal than the....

Posted by Andy at September 18, 2006 :: 10:24 AM | Comments(0)
Caring and Sharing

The Rockabiliies had a new dance routine. It involved some excellent hand gestures and lots of....

Posted by Andy at September 17, 2006 :: 10:28 AM | Comments(0)
Over Easy

An impressive rope routine involving four people constantly changing who was in the middle and....

Posted by Andy at September 16, 2006 :: 10:28 AM | Comments(0)
Grinch

Scary man walking around Yoyogi park area. People....

Posted by Andy at September 15, 2006 :: 10:24 AM | Comments(0)
Battling

The balance these guys and girls have is incredible. They seem to move in slow motion when doing cartwheels....

Posted by Andy at September 14, 2006 :: 10:16 AM | Comments(0)
Capoeira

This is the first time I've seen capoeira in Yoyogi park. There was a large event going on with what....

Posted by Andy at September 13, 2006 :: 10:09 AM | Comments(0)
Priest

After the wedding procession the priests continue the ceremony until the final bow....

Posted by Andy at September 12, 2006 :: 10:25 AM | Comments(2)
Matching Lantern

The details of the architecture at Meiji Shrine seem to all fit perfectly together, even across the main square....

Posted by Andy at September 11, 2006 :: 10:28 AM | Comments(0)
I Command You

"Kyoto, I command you!"... Sometimes we all get a little power hungry.

Posted by Andy at September 10, 2006 :: 10:10 AM | Comments(0)
Better than Yours

Kyomizadera in Kyoto. A platform with a famous view of Kyoto; I wonder how many....

Posted by Andy at September 09, 2006 :: 10:11 AM | Comments(0)
Retreat

Summer festival time means the yukatta are out in abundance. A lovely sight....

Posted by Andy at September 08, 2006 :: 10:27 AM | Comments(0)
Imperfect

Attention to detail is definitely (in general) a Japanese person's forte. They've missed a spot here though.

Posted by Andy at September 07, 2006 :: 10:32 AM | Comments(1)
Up Close and Personal

A poser if ever there was one. Kyoto was full of little beasties, and although I didn't have my large macro....

Posted by Andy at September 06, 2006 :: 01:40 PM | Comments(0)
Where do you want to go today?

Ryoanji temple in Kyoto. A great place to stop, relax and contemplate your....

Posted by Andy at September 02, 2006 :: 03:23 AM | Comments(0)
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