Tag Archives: 2015

Fox’s at the Toyokawa Inari Shrine

While I was strolling around the Toyokawa Inari Shrine in the Toyokawa-shi, Aichi Prefecture, I was totally taken by surprise by seeing all these stone Fox’s when I came across them.

If you ever travel around Japan you see stone Fox’s every where but I have never seen so many all in one place a real treat and all donated by worshipers.

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The Golden Temple Kyoto

The Golden Temple or Kinkaku-ji, officially named Rokuon-ji, is a beautiful Zen Buddhist temple in the Kita Ward, Kyoto and I was determined to see it this time around as I ran out of time to visit the last time I was in japan and I’m sure I will go and see it again hopefully the next time I’m in Japan as it’s one  seriously beautiful temple,  especially in its setting  with the lake and the Muromachi period garden design.

It was such a pleasure to stroll around the grounds and see the temple through the trees as I wandered around, hopefully the next time I would like see it would be in the autumn .

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Star Wars Visions

The Star Wars Visions exhibit at the Sky Gallery at the Roppongi Hills Observation Deck which is 52 floors up which also makes it a bit special, was one of the things on my must see list while in Tokyo.

It certainly didn’t disappoint in any way with props and costumes from the films as well as lots of Star Wars inspired art in all different mediums from sculptures to paintings all hand picked by George Lucas himself it was a genuine pleasure to see it all.

I managed to take a some photos at the entrance of the exhibit as you weren’t supposed to take any photos. I forgot that about halfway around when I came across a stunning statue of Darth Maul and took my camera out and took a shoot almost at the same time someone came over and politely asked me to stop which I did,  I did say sorry as I genualy forgot as I was in full geek mood and a huge Star Wars fan I then made sure my camera was put away for the rest of the exhibition.

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Godzilla and Tokyo

I got really lucky this time when exploring Tokyo, in the past there has only been one permeant Godzilla display over in the middle of the Hibiya Chante square near Ginza which is a beautiful but small statue.

Now there’s another over at the Hotel Gracery in Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward  built into the hotel and has rooms themed around Godzilla as well.

Then there was a Godzilla statue built to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Godzilla over in the Garden in Tokyo Midtown but when I arrived it had been moved to the main road but it still looked very good and well worth seeing as it was still attracting a lot of people which made taking my own photos difficult especially as I was short of time …

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The Ken Fox Troupe and The Wall Of Death

I was fortunate  enough to come across the Ken Fox troupes Wall of Death at the 2015’s Bristol Volksfest and seeing as I have never seen a wall of death performance before I thought it would be interesting to see. 

There was some great riding skills on show and it was all very entertaining and it looked like they were all enjoying what they were doing and the crowd were all appreciative of their efforts on putting on such a good show and to be honest I thought it was really great and it completed an already great weekend. 

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