Sunday, July 01, 2007

Theme Day for the month of July: The Color Red, red papered lanterns, Aka-chochin

Theme Day for the month of July: The Color Red, red papered lanterns, Aka-chochin, Tokyo
These red lanterns are often seen to hang in front of a Japanese style pub, Izakaya in Japanese, or a restaurant, serving Oden, a Japanese winter pot dish consisting of various ingredients, stewed for hours in kelp, such as Japanese radish, fish-paste, boiled egg and more.

By the way, the red of the lanterns seems to draw the passengers strongly inward.

Many other city daily photo blogs participate in this theme day today, why don't you pay them a visit? Remember, due to time difference they might not all be ready when you visit them.

Shanghai, China - Mumbai, India - New York City (NY), USA - Manila, Philippines - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Hamburg, Germany - Stayton (OR), USA - Los Angeles (CA), USA - Hyde, UK - Oslo, Norway - Brookville (OH), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Stavanger, Norway - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Joplin (MO), USA - Singapore, Singapore - Selma (AL), USA - Cleveland (OH), USA - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Chandler (AZ), USA - Stockholm, Sweden - Seattle (WA), USA - Boston (MA), USA - Arradon, France - Evry, France - Baton Rouge (LA), USA - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Boston (MA), USA - Grenoble, France - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Greenville (SC), USA - Hilo (HI), USA - Nelson, New Zealand - La Antigua, Guatemala - Brisbane (QLD), Australia - Singapore, Singapore - Tel Aviv, Israel - Hong Kong, China - Sequim (WA), USA - Paderborn, Germany - Saarbrücken, Germany - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Tenerife, Spain - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Sydney, Australia - Naples (FL), USA - Cologne (NRW), Germany - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Cypress (TX), USA - Ocean Township (NJ), USA - Mainz, Germany - Toruń, Poland - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Singapore, Singapore - North Bay (ON), Canada - Jakarta, Indonesia - Montréal (QC), Canada - Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Baziège, France - San Diego (CA), USA - Prague, Czech Republic - Ampang (Selangor), Malaysia - New York (NY), USA - Kajang (Selangor), Malaysia - Sharon (CT), USA - Newcastle (NSW), Australia - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Nottingham, UK - Villigen, Switzerland - Chicago (IL), USA - Torquay, UK - Brussels, Belgium - San Diego (CA), USA - Mexico (DF), Mexico - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Cape Town, South Africa - Paris, France - Seoul, Korea - Manila, Philippines - Milano, Italy - Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India - Austin (TX), USA - Chennai, India - Madrid, Spain - Seoul, South Korea - Wailea (HI), USA - Toronto (ON), Canada - Ajaccio, France - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Zurich, Switzerland - Sydney, Australia


At 4:59 AM, Blogger Ben said...

I know the Oden-ya in Tukiji fish market. I've been there few times but they will be closed by lunch time since they do open for workers there.

Very nice composition and goo don you include yellow one (Good contrast).

At 6:05 AM, Blogger Gerald England said...

they look more yellow to me but then I'm colour-blind

At 6:52 AM, Blogger Z said...

I like the red lanterns, they certainly are very eye-catching.

At 7:38 AM, Blogger NAME: Kim said...

Macky, This is really nice, and I agree with Ben re. your comp and the contrast. Well seen!

At 8:52 AM, Blogger Keropok Man said...

It's a beautiful shot.
I am trying to imagine the food inside now :-)

Happy Theme Day Macky!

At 12:18 PM, Blogger Maraï said...

So beautiful! I love the contrast of this shot, congratulations!
Maraï from Brisbane

At 1:30 PM, Blogger lv2scpbk said...

Interesting shot. Congrats on your interview. I just read about it.

At 1:41 PM, Blogger Emily Lin said...

Stunning shot! If I were there, I would certainly being drawn into the shop, too. :p

Happy Theme Day.

At 5:09 PM, Blogger Jilly said...

Beautiful photograph. Such a good choice for Tokyo.

At 8:10 PM, Blogger Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice photo. I like it a lot.

Abraham Lincoln
—Me as Moses—

At 10:07 PM, Blogger Jazzy said...

exotic red shot.
happy red sunday!

At 10:44 PM, Blogger zannnie said...

brilliant shot, Macky! ;)

happy theme day:)

At 11:59 PM, Blogger Olivier said...

Tres belles lanternes. j'aime beaucoup, tres graphique

Very beautiful lanterns. I like much, very graph

At 12:28 AM, Anonymous denton said...

It all sounds good except for the "stewed for hours in kelp" part. Does kelp has a fishy taste or does it taste like spinach?

Personally I think that explanations in English are a large part of the success of the City Daily Photo Blog community. However, those explanations would not be read if it were not for the photos. In your photo the red signs which draw us in because they seem exotic. Yet for someone who lives in Japan the language on the signs is not exotic at all ... It is enjoyable to be part of a global community.

At 5:45 AM, Blogger Gail's Man said...

Always nice to see such things. It makes for a colourful display.

At 8:51 AM, Blogger Ming_the_Merciless said...

Gorgeous lanterns! It is a great representation of Japanese bars and pubs.

At 11:18 AM, Blogger Chris in Madison said...

Beautiful - I love it! I have a classic Wisconsin rural scene for Theme Day today.

At 12:38 PM, Blogger Jenny said...

Bright and interesting - some great information, too!

At 9:34 PM, Blogger macky said...

Thank you very much for the comment:-))
"stewed for hours with kelp" might be correct, not "stewed for hours in kelp". Kelp is one of the most important source of taste in Japanese cusine, just like boiled and dried bonito. I cannot explain the taste because it is so delicate...Its taste is the taste of the sea. Anyway, tasting is believing!


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