Tokyo: Tranquility and Intensity in One Fell Swoop

More wandering today, eight and a half miles of it, plus lots of hopping on and off mass transit. And when I say “mass” I mean it: Tokyo’s stations are Godzilla-like. They are also pristine, innovative, and chock full of little kids traveling alone.

More excellent veggie ramen today, this time ordered and paid for via a machine. Table settings include paper bibs to aid in slurp-induced spattering and small elastics for putting one’s hair back to more easily manipulate spoon and hashi (chopsticks).

Later I found shops with bins out front selling beautiful used kimono for about $4.50 each; walls of (empty) sake barrels; determined and effective leaf rakers; a shop frequented by Lady Gaga; owl cafés (with real owls!); pet shops selling $300,000 puppies; and crazy, crazy food. I’m definitely not in South Kona anymore.

Worst image of the day? Baby octopi on skewers.

Here are some photos. Enjoy.

Live all you can. It’s a mistake not to.

5 thoughts on “Tokyo: Tranquility and Intensity in One Fell Swoop”

  1. I love all the photos! So varied and so different. Quite a cultural difference I bet. Glad you are finding veggie ramen. It looks delicious. Did you buy a kimono?

    On Tue, May 14, 2019 at 4:12 PM SchinyDays – What it looks like from my neck of the woods, wherever those woods may be wrote:

    > schinygirl posted: “More wandering today, eight and a half miles of it, > plus lots of hopping on and off mass transit. And when I say “mass” I mean > it: Tokyo’s stations are Godzilla-like. They are also pristine, innovative, > and chock full of kids traveling alone. More excell” >

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