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Tokyo street scenes

I’m going to start the post series on Japan with a few shots from Tokyo. There are so many things that stuck with me, but what surprised me the most was the cleanliness, order and greenery everywhere. This being our first trip to Japan I think we were in a sort of culture shock for most of the trip. Everything was new, different, we didn’t understand the language.

Everything was smaller than I’d imagined. You see photos (and countless vlogs) set in Tokyo, everything seems so vast, claustrophobic, buildings towering over you, but in reality everything is smaller. The streets are narrow, the cars are tiny, the dishes are small, hotel rooms are minuscule. And yet it’s not overwhelming at all, you don’t feel the sensory overload as acutely as you’d think. It was all very strange.

These “urban vacations” can sometimes leave you more tired when they’re over, but oddly Tokyo left me in a very zen place, mentally.

 

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“(I wish) to one day know who I am and to be able to feel happiness whatever and wherever it may be. Living in Japan?…”

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“I wish to return to Japan, I wish to learn Japanese, I wish to do a postdoc in Tokyo”.

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Comments (2)

  • Lovely photos of Tokyo! These pictures definitely bring me back. I cannot wait to get back in the near future 😀

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  • A great series of photographs. Well done ….two places i have always wanted to visit were Israel and japan. Israel probably because of all the religious connections and locations, (growing up in Ireland as a Catholic you cannot avoid hearing about such places as bethehlem,Jerusalem etc, hence the interest in that part of the world. So I have had the opportunity to make two trips there in 2005 and 2009 and both were not disappointing, with Japan i think it’s all that greenery and sense of nature,which you captured so well that attractes me plus the culture itself and how the people act/react and interact within their society that i find very interesting and would love to see for myself. So thank you for reawakeing my interest and all going well I’l get there in the not too distant future. Vincent (connor).

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