Monday, September 01, 2008

The theme day: sister city

Tokyo, Japan
Wikipedia says that Tokyo has eleven sister cities; Beijing in China, Berlin in Germany, Cairo in Egypt, Jakarta in Indonesia, Moscow in Russia, New South Wales in Australia, Paris in France, Rome in Italy, Sao Paulo in Brazil, Seoul in South Korea, and New York in U.S.

It is very hard to pick up only one city from these cities but I choose NY and took the photo of Statue of Liberty at Odaiba, in Tokyo.This statue is presented from France ten years ago as a token of friendship. The monument is not so big as the one in NYC and people cannot go up to the head and only see it from outside.

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42 Comments:

At 2:26 AM, Anonymous Jeanie Keller said...

Terrific! My son lives in Tokyo, and your beautiful and interesting photos bring back great memories of my visits. Thank you very much for sharing them with your fans.

 
At 3:45 AM, Blogger Olivier said...

très bon choix, elle est très belle cette statue de la liberté.
very good choice, it is very nice this statue of freedom.

 
At 10:47 PM, Blogger babooshka said...

Such an iconic image. We are left with no doubt who your sister city is.

 
At 5:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good choice, recognizing both Paris and New York in one shot.
I too have good memories of strolling the boardwalk at Odaiba and eating in the DECKS building overlooking the harbour. Thanks.

 
At 12:27 PM, Anonymous Jason said...

Nice shot.

I didn't know New York was a sister city to Tokyo, nor that Tokyo had so many sister cities!

Your site inspired me to start my own daily photo blog of Japan:

http://jasoncollin.org/category/photography/daily-photo/

 
At 6:20 AM, Blogger Tornadoes28 said...

What happened to the daily photos? Where are you?

 
At 9:26 AM, Blogger Mike said...

Hello from New York! I visited the Statue of Liberty when I was very young.

 
At 2:59 AM, Anonymous shinagawa said...

Hey,

I was there in Tokyo, When I was there I used to go to Tokyo tower very often, I love to see the sun rise from there, it is superb,

Thanks for recaling my those great memories,

Cheers,
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At 9:26 AM, Anonymous Hao said...

I saw the Statue of Liberty in Tokyo too, and from a faraway distance I actually thought that it was the same size as the one from New York!

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At 11:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

new south wales isn't a city. its a state... a state which is probably larger then japan. (though not population wise. sydney is the capital of NSW.

 
At 1:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing idea and great photo as well! I love the concept of this blog.

Do you publish your photos anywhere else, besides your blog(s)? If you're interested, please consider entering the next photo contest at www.japan-i.org. Winning pix get published on the cover of the magazine.

 
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At 4:36 AM, Anonymous Henrik said...

Cool statue, just like the one in NY

 
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At 2:06 AM, Blogger Louis la Vache said...

Did you know that there is a model of the Statue of Liberty on a small island in the Seine River in Paris?

The statue was a gift to the U.S. from France.

It is very interesting to read that France has also given this to Japan!

 
At 2:50 PM, Blogger a la Chanel said...

i never knew! man, france is a curious little bugger.

 
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At 1:02 PM, Anonymous speak japanese said...

I remember visiting Odaiba and my Japanese friends thought I would be impressed with this mini Statue of Liberty. The fact that I am not American didn't seem to make a difference to them.

 
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Thanks for the great blog and the pictures!

I was in Tokyo in 2005 but was there in business, so I only had a few days to look around. I remember that I visited the grave of the Samurai's. But I couldn't understand anything about their life and story as there was no English translation available. Maybe you have pictures from there one day!

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