Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas from Tokyo!

Merry Christmas from Tokyo! Flat Jenny and I went to Shiguya/Omotesando area, one of the busiest districts in Tokyo to do some holiday shopping.

We took a quick look at Yayoi Kusama's exhibition at Omotesando too.
After doing some shopping, we had a casual sushi lunch at kaiten zushi restaurant.

Flat Jenny said she enjoyed having sushi in Christmas:)

p.s. New year's holiday is a huge holiday in Japan so please look forward to receiving more photos in early January!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Flat Jenny said she wanted to see some of the busy districts in Tokyo so we took a walk around the Roppongi area. She was welcomed by a gigantic spider at Roppongi Hills. This spider symbolizes the role of Roppongi Hills as a place where people gather from across the globe to weave new webs of information and interaction!

We went to an art museum called 21_21 Design Sight. The building was designed by a well-known Japanese architect Tadao Ando. Very unique and modern!

We went inside and enjoyed the Irving Penn and Issey Miyake exhibition.
The photos were inspiring. By the way, Steve Jobs' black turtlenecks were designed by Issey Miyake.

After our inspiring day in Roppongi, we went out to have a yakitori dinner. She enjoyed the Oyakodo, chicken and egg bowl, too with some cold sake!


Saturday, December 3, 2011

I had a meeting near the Tokyo Imperial Palace so Flat Jenny and I decided to take a walk around the Palace. Flat Jenny was surprised to find out that there are so many subway lines in Tokyo! We took the green one, the Chiyoda Line and got off at Nijubashimae Station.

Tokyo Imperial Palace is the main residence of the Emperor of Japan. We could also see the tip of the Tokyo Tower (see photo, a needle is like growing out from Flat Jenny's head) from the Palace!

We took a picture in front of the Nijubashi Bridge and the Sakurada-mon Gate. Nijubashi is only opened on special occasions so it was closed when we saw it. Sakurada-mon Gate was completed in 1620.

Flat Jenny seemed a bit tired but she said she enjoyed seeing some historical places in Tokyo! We took the subway on our way back too. We had a fun day!
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