Tokyo Daily Photo
A site about the scenery of daily life in Tokyo
Saturday, June 30, 2007
Friday, June 29, 2007
Yoyogi Gymnasium in Tokyo
This is Yoyogi Gymnasium and was built for Tokyo Olympic in 1964. This was designed by Kenzo Tange and is one of his outstanding works. I like this work best among his great works and the organic and beautiful curve of this architecture slightly reminds me of the works of Santiago Calatrava. By the way, Tange had been a major architect for a long time in Japan and called 'the Emperor' in Japanese architecture industry because he is one of pioneers in Japanese architecture and his influence had been so big. He taught Arata Isozaki, Kisho Kurokawa, Fumihiko Maki and Yoshio Taniguchi in his laboratory of Tokyo Uni when they were student.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
The currency of the city
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
A modern public toilette at Harajuku, Tokyo
Monday, June 25, 2007
Sunday, June 24, 2007
She is watching you, at Omotesando, Tokyo
Saturday, June 23, 2007
A building with trunk-shaped facade designed by Toyo Ito
Friday, June 22, 2007
This photo was took in a toy store and many boxes, printed Japanese cartoon characters on them, are piled up on the shelf.
These are called 'pura model' in Japanese and it means 'plastic model'. The models usually range from Japanese cartoon characters to cars, air planes, choppers, castles.
Many small plastic non-colored parts are inside these box. We enjoy coloring the parts and put together the parts. Coloring and assembling are so delicate and elaborate that the work might be suited to Japanese, some European friend said.
By the way, these characters on the photo is from the cartoon, Gundam, one of most popular cartoon among boys in Japan.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
A small truck for collecting old papers to recycle
On the loading space of a small truck are piled up many bundles of old newspaper. These are collected to recycle them.
By the way, most of us don't buy newspaper at shops, like Kiosk or news stand, but shops of newspaper company deliver them to each house every morning. So old and waste newspapers are piling up everyday in our houses. The delivers collect the old paper about once a month in the house and change them into a roll of toilet paper. The collected paper will recycle and be used at some newspaper again in the near future.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
These plastic masks are sold at shops along the streets to the temple or shrine when some festivals are hold. They are only for kids and most of them are from Japanese cartoon. The masks remind me of old good memory of childhood in summer.
Here is the article about old mask
Monday, June 18, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Cola War in Tokyo
Friday, June 15, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
The rainy season
The weather forecast says that the rainy season, Tsuyu(梅雨) in Japanese, starts to cover over Tokyo today. The season usually last about for a mouth and it doesn't rain all during the season. But it rains very frequently. I don't dislike the rain so much, but don't like the rainy season in June so much. The humidity, together with the hotness, makes the air sticky.
On the other hand, the discomfort weather make chilled beer very delicious! (Japanese prefer chilled beer partly because of the humidity weather.)
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Many kinds of medias for digital cameras
This is a part of automatic vending machine that can develop images in the media of digital photo into photographs. Inserting some media and money into the machine are needed to get the film developed.
Anyway, I pause to realize that digital cameras are many kinds of media: memory stick for Sony, xD-PictureCard for Fuji, SD Memory Card for Cannon, Panasonic...
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Saturday, June 09, 2007
Friday, June 08, 2007
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Many kinds of instant noodles are sold at supermarkets and convenience stores in Japan. Now more than 5,000,000,000 are sold in Japan in a year and, in other words, each person eat them more than 50 in a year.
Pot noodles are said to be one of great inventions in 20th century and have dramatically changed the young's meals in Japan. Just pouring boiled water into them and waiting for three minutes will make them eatable. The containers are both utensils for eating and for cooking.
The waiting time, 3 minutes, seems best, neither short nor long. The minutes are quite good "seasoning" for hungry young people.
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Monday, June 04, 2007
Regent's Park in London
Sunday, June 03, 2007
Must-items for busy business persons
Saturday, June 02, 2007
Friday, June 01, 2007
Theme Day for the month of 1, June: A view from my bedroom
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.
PS. I cannot reply to your comments because I am now in the beautiful country of roses. I'll be back in Tokyo and read them on 5th June.
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