Category Archives: Tokyo Views

Tokyo Views – Design Festa

With no plans in place for the weekend I stumbled across a notice for the Design Festa art fair and decided to go. Billed as “Asia’s largest art fair” I wasn’t sure just what to expect, but usually with things … Continue reading

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Tokyo Views – City Cats

Most cities have populations of self-suficient (or nearly so) animals that seem to fit in regardless of what the humans around them are doing. Tokyo is no exception, and the animals at home here seem to be cats.

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Tokyo Views – Ueno children’s book fair

A nice day in Ueno park, tents full of children’s books to browse through, what’s not to like for someone who knows far too many teachers and children’s librarians to not have an appreciation for that art form?

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Tokyo Views – Automatic parking towers

Most parts of Tokyo were not built with any plan for parking vehicles, so as with everything else here it has gone up rathar than out. The city is dotted with tall and thin parking towers with no windows or … Continue reading

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Tokyo Views – Another use for railroad track

Platform awning support at Nippori station in Tokyo. It’s in need of a little paint, but what caught my attention was the base material is actually railroad track bent into the desired shape.

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Tokyo Views – Smallscrapers

Although blessed with several large parks and other open areas to break up the space, Tokyo is a crowded city. Land is at a premium, and prior to the age of bulldozer development people generally made use of the piece … Continue reading

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Tokyo Views – Gray

Today’s spell of rainy gray was quite relaxing after the last few weeks of high contrast blue sky, bright green leaves, and pink and white cherry blossoms.

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