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at the beginning

May 18, 2016

finally, after paying the bills, doing the laundry, restocking the fridge

 filling out my census form – after a second reminder from the government

and getting a start on the jungle

I’ve downloaded my pictures

but where to start?

the trip from Narita Airport to Tokyo

P1080580on the N’EX – fast train

it was rice planting time

P1080577not what you see in the tourist brochures

power lines are everywhere

P1080596this is how I felt by the time I settled into my hotel room on the 24 floor

what about earthquakes you ask?

just don’t think about it

P1080623the Takashimaya department store with Tokyo sprawled as far as the eye can see

and the train tracks leading into Shinjuku Station

P1080616my hotel on the left

P1080634pretty at nightP1080608the department store had a kimono exhibit


as always, beautifully displayed


P1080607I managed to resist buying anything

after all it was my first day

P1080614and in the cosmetic department

a giant  bowl of silk cocoons advertising a new face cream

4 Comments leave one →
  1. vdbolyard permalink
    May 18, 2016 12:54 pm

    well, i wonder if anyone thought there were “dead worms” in those cylinders…


    • May 18, 2016 1:52 pm

      Velma – thank you, all the cocoons were neatly cut at one end to let the worms out. The two girls at the display didn’t even know it was real silk.


  2. Judi bushby permalink
    May 18, 2016 8:06 pm

    I always think that at least I’d be on the top of the pike if the building came down. Always makes me more at ease!


    • May 18, 2016 9:01 pm

      Judi – well this was only 2/3s of the way up and it is nothing compared to all the overhead bridges on the approach to Kansai airport.


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