Tag Archives: Tokyo

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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Godzilla in Hibiya Chante square
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Godzilla in Hibiya Chante square
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Godzilla in Hibiya Chante square
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Godzilla in Tokyo Midtown
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Godzilla in Tokyo Midtown
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Godzilla in Tokyo Midtown
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Godzilla in Tokyo Midtown
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Godzilla in Tokyo Midtown
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Godzilla at the Hotel Gracery
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Godzilla at the Hotel Gracery
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Godzilla at the Hotel Gracery

The Secret Hideaway of a Tourist Boat

 

While exploring Tokyo I came across this little area that had loads of boats used for tourist and fishing moored up in I think Shiba, Minato City. I had a very pleasant half hour exploring around the boats and how the old and new worked well together with motorway and trains all around it and above, as well as factories and peoples houses and even though the area was very busy it felt very calm and peaceful!

 

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Tourist boat
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Tourist boats
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Speeding train
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Speeding train
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Fishing boat
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Homes and Factories
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Shrine
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Motorway

Sometimes it’s the little things !

Here’s some of the little interesting ( to me )  bits and peaces that I came across while walking around Tokyo.

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Little Yellow Ducks
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Japanese Dragon
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Sail Fish
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Netsuke
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Ceremonial dress
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Door panel
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Ceremonial Knots
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Lotus Flower
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Restaurant sign
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Red Lanterns
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Tokyo past up

 

 

Sensing Nature

I spent a very pleasant afternoon wandering around the “Sensing Nature: Rethinking The Japanese Perception Of nature” exhibition at the Mori art museum, Roppongi hills in Tokyo and 3 of the artist really caught my imagination with there work –  Snow and Water Block by Tokujin Yoshioka,

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Water Block
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Galaxy
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Forest From Forest
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Forest From Forest

Galaxy by Taro Shinoda and Forest From Forest by Takashi Kuribayashi all very calming and very beautiful as well.

Tokyo Characters

The people in Tokyo where so friendly and patience with me when it came time to ask to take a few portraits, it was almost a situation where you got your camera out and people would line up to get in the shot ( a slight exaggeration maybe )

Tokyo itself is a very colourful city but it’s resident are even more colourful  with such great characters as well and it was a great pleasure to meet and make new friends while exploring the city!

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Friends
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That’s the way to do it
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Rock and Roll
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Cool Dude
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Peace man
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Always a pleasure
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Keeping Cool
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Just checking my facebook status
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Dancing in the Street
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Hi!
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Peace and Love
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Great day out
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Pleased to meet you