Tag Archives: Tokyo

Through the Camera – Benches

I had never paid attention to benches until one day in the Hama-Rikyu garden in Tokyo when the light fell on a row of empty benches. I first noticed the linearity of the arraignment, then noticed that they were empty. … Continue reading

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Shop Project – Teacup Rack

In Tokyo’s Kappabashidori area I came across a couple of shops selling a staggering array of teacups, and every time I went in I seemed to return home with one or two of them. With some careful packing they all … Continue reading

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Random Food of the Day – Muji Curry

On my first visit to Japan I needed a small notebook and stumbled across a small shop near my hotel selling stationary items which were simple, high quality, and relativly well priced. While walking through downtown Tokyo shortly after moving … Continue reading

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Rurikian Hanami

It’s not Ueno or Yoyogi, or even the concrete and tile canalside walk betwen my former flat in Tokyo and the monorail station or along the river, but as the first cherry blossoms appeared at Rurikia the urge to spread … Continue reading

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Tokyo Views – towers

Most of my interest in Japan focused on the smaller scale details of the larger picture, but with a skyline punctuated by office towers it is hard to miss the major role they play in providing a high-contrast backdrop to … Continue reading

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Weight loss and gain – Tokyo vs. Tucson

A few days ago I put on a shirt that had fit me loosely in Japan and found it was a bit tight. My first thought was that it had gotten shrunk in the wash, but then I realized that … Continue reading

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Shop Projects – Picture frames

The back door of my house was old and leaky; for years winter drafts had been kept out by an accumulated blob of weatherstripping and other temporary measures, and it was time for a change. Step 1 – obtain a … Continue reading

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