Thursday, May 31, 2007

Looks like non-Japanese, part 2

Looks like non-Japanese, part 2
Some days ago I happened to see a chartered bus for sightseeing or party in Tokyo. This bus would be running in London, though I don't know exactly.

PS. I cannot reply to your comments because I am leaving for the beautiful country of roses. I'll be back in Tokyo and read them on 5th June.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Looks like non-Japanese, part 1

These are neon of a disco in Roppongi, Tokyo. They absolutely feel like Western.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

A glance of the city, Roppongi, Tokyo

A glance of the city, Roppongi, Tokyo

Monday, May 28, 2007

Tokyo Mid-town in Roppongi

Tokyo Mid-town in Roppongi

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Escalator 2

Escalator 2

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Escalator 1

Friday, May 25, 2007

Tokyo Tower 3

Tokyo Tower 3

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Tokyo Babel

Tokyo Babel

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Window shopping in Roppongi, Tokyo

Window shopping in Roppongi, Tokyo

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Tokyo dolls

Tokyo dolls

Monday, May 21, 2007

Today is a partly cloudy day.

Today is a partly cloudy day, Tokyo

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Neon in Ginza, Tokyo

Neon in Ginza, Tokyo

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Window eating

Window eating<br />, Tokyo
Window eating<br />, Tokyo
Many ordinary restaurants display these samples they serve. They looks yummy but you cannot eat them because they are not real and made of colored wax or something. They are more realistic than the real, indeed. If you go to Tokyo, why not doing "window eating", looking into glass windows of a restaurant just for entertainment and imagine eating them without actually eating??

Friday, May 18, 2007

Finally TDP meet with NDP

Finally TDP meet with NDP
Today I went to a reception party in Shiodome, Tokyo. The party is the opening one of the exhibition of space, made by Teo, Novara Daily Photo.

Finally I can meet and talk with him.

To Eric,
Thank you very very much for making such a great community of Daily Photo!!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Seppuku Monaka, a sweet for asking permission

These sweets are called Monaka and made of baked powered rice and red beam added with sugar.

By the way, Samurais, when making a huge mistake or committing a crime, in those days used to seppuku to ask for their permission. Seppuku is to cut their own belly by sword and commit suicide.

Now, business persons usually go and apologize to their customers with some gifts when they made a wrong doing to their customers. This sweet is now popular as a small gift when going to apologize. The Seppuku spirit today seems to become more sweet than severe and bitter.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Monorail in Tokyo

A new bulding on the old

Monday, May 14, 2007

The neo-futuristic pleasure boat

This pleasure boat for sightseeing is running Sumida River and good to see Tokyo from the other angle.

The design of this boat feels neo-futuristic a little because this was designed by a famous cartoonist, Reiji Matsumoto, famous for the works of "The Galaxy Express 999" and "Space Battleship Yamato". By the way, Daft Punk, French duo of House music, loves his work.

Why not "discover" the other side of Tokyo scenery getting on the boat??

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Baby fish, Chirimen-jako or Shirasu in Japanese

Baby fish, Chirimen-jako or Shirasu in Japanese
These are called Chirimen-jako, or Shirasu in Japanese, baby fish. They are boiled with salt and dried outside, exposure to the natural light.

They are also healthy food, full of calcium. We usually eat them with grated Japanese radish and some drops of soy sauce and vinegar.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

A lion status

This lion is put at the entrance of Mitsukoshi, a famous department store in Japan, and the status is perhaps the most famous all over Japan.

This was derived from the Lion status beside the Nelson's column at Trafalgar Square in London and was made because the president in those days loved lions very much.

By the way, if you can ride on the status, not seen by anybody, then your wishes are said to come true.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Full of beans

Full of beans, a Tofu shop in Tokyo

This photo was shot in front of a Tofu, soybean curd, shop in Tokyo and one of Tofu is sold, put in the bamboo's cup. Tofu is very popular in Japan, and is eaten in a various way: it is into hot miso soup, or boiled up in a pan with some fish and vegetable...

I prefer eating it with a tiny drop of soy sauce, a little sliced long green onion and some grated ginger.

Plus, a bottle of soy milk a day before or after taking a bath totally can break free from my fatigue so I drink it everyday. Soy milk is, literally, full-of-beans drink for me.

Full of beans, a Tofu shop in Tokyo

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Canned drinks, sold at vending machines

Canned drinks, sold at vending machines, Tokyo
Canned drinks, sold at vending machines, Tokyo
Canned drinks, sold at vending machines, Tokyo
Perhaps as you know, many vending machine like these are covering all over Tokyo. Personally I like Dr. Pepper most, of all the drinks.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

A man and a vending machine

A man and a vending machine, Tokyo

Bonus, a answer of the previous post about Sudoku

Here is an answer of the previous post, on 7th May, about Sudoku

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

The light of an apartment

The light of an apartment, Tokyo

Monday, May 07, 2007

Sudoku, a cross number puzzle

This is a part of Sudoku, cross "number" puzzle. This puzzle is becoming popular now in Japan.

The below photo is a whole Sudoku grid, consisted of 9x9 cells. Each cell must be filled with one digit number by the following rule: fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 to 9.

The digits to be entered are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.

Each row has 9 cells wide. A fill-in row must have one of each digit. That means that each digit appears only once in the row. There are 9 rows in the grid and the same applies to each of them.

Each column is the same as the rows.

The box, containing 9 cells in a 3x3 layout. A filled-in box must have one of each digit. That means that each digit appears only once in the box. There are 9 boxs in the grid and the same applies to each of them.

If you are interested in this puzzle, why not print out this and try this for a relax??

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Grassy carpet for taking a nap

Personally I like to take a nap on the grass and now is the best season for doing it. This park is just in front of Imperial Palace in Tokyo and so many pines are planted and well maintained. By the way, the gods of Shinto religion, a Japanese domestic religion, like pine and so do the Imperial and the Shogun. But, it doesn't mean that they are the god.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Buildings in Tokyo 2

Buildings in Tokyo 2

Friday, May 04, 2007

Buildings in Tokyo

Buildings in Tokyo

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Modern and ecological taxi, velo taxi

Modern and ecological taxi, velo taxi, Tokyo
This is velotaxi, bicycle taxi, and is come from Germany in 2002. This is best for sightseeing in a sunny day.
By the way, here is a traditional and ecological taxi, rickshaw.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Personal thing is....

Excuse me for the personal thing. Today is my birthday.

Oh, it is time to open a bottle of champagne.

Have a nice day:-))

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Theme Day for the month of 1, May: City Exchange

The remains of a modern city

Some buildings stood here but now were destroyed and removed to make a big road here.

The remains is typical in Tokyo but don't match with Tokyo.

It goes well with Tokyo as a trace of the metabolism of the ever-changing city. But, it is unsuitable for a peaceful city....

Many Daily Photo sites are participating in the 1st May theme, "City Exchange", please use the links to below to visit them. Due to time zone differences and other factors, the theme photo may not be displayed until later if you are viewing early in the day.

Monte Carlo, Monaco -
Rome, Italy -
Singapore, Singapore -
Tenerife, Spain -
Rotterdam, Netherlands -
London, UK -
Montréal (QC), Canada -
Melbourne, Australia -
Naples (FL), USA -
Bastia, France -
Hong Kong, China -
Mazatlan, Mexico -
Buenos Aeres, Argentina -
Manila, Philippines -
Arradon, France -
Madison (WI), USA -
Evry, France -
Seoul, Korea -
Shanghai, China -
Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia -
Sequim (WA), USA -
Singapore, Singapore -
Budapest, Hungary -
Baziège, France -
Hamburg, Germany -
Toruń, Poland -
Nelson, New Zealand -
Madison (WI), USA -
Vantaa, Finland -
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -
Mainz, Germany -
Dubai, UAE -
Saint Paul (MN), USA -
Cork, Ireland -
Stockholm, Sweden -
Menton, France -
Tel Aviv, Israel -
Albuquerque (NM), USA -
Kitakami, Japan -
Stayton (OR), USA -
Szentes, Hungary -
Stavanger, Norway -
Grenoble, France -
Villigen, Switzerland -
Paris, France -
Hyde, UK -
Moscow, Russia -
Joplin (MO), USA -
Jakarta, Indonesia -
Greenville (SC), USA -
Cape Town, South Africa -
Asheville (NC), USA -
Seattle (WA), USA -
Kyoto, Japan -
Tokyo, Japan -
Madrid, Spain -
Auckland, New Zealand -
Oulu, Finland -
Lubbock (TX), USA -
Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina -
Baton Rouge (LA), USA -
Sydney, Australia -
Maple Ridge (BC), Canada -
Vancouver, Canada -
Seattle (WA), USA -
Selma (AL), USA -
Chandler (AZ), USA -
Sharon (CT), USA -
Manila, Philippines -
Lyon, France -
New York City (NY), USA -
Los Angeles (CA), USA -
Brookville (OH), USA -
Hayle, UK -
Wailea (HI), USA -
Saarbrücken, Germany -
San Diego (CA), USA