Tokyo visions

So I return to Japan in late October, my first time in several years, and the anticipation is giving me fits of insomnia. The capital, Tokyo, is one of my favorite and most indelible cities, part of a troika that includes Paris and Istanbul. I was skipping through some photos from past trips — people and places inside and outside of that teeming, gleaming metropolis: pagodas and Harajuku Girls; whale meat and cherry blossoms; lakes and a big, cool silver orb that, in its own odd way, sums up the reliable surreality of Tokyo.

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(Yes, I’m afraid this is a whale feast.)

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6 thoughts on “Tokyo visions

  1. Whale meat, I admit with great guilt, is delicious. But I won’t eat it again for purely ethical reasons. I just had to try it. This big whale restaurant in Shibuya kept staring at me daily, and I finally caved. When in Rome …

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