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Jan-Ken-Pon (じゃんけんぽん or Rock Paper Scissors) on Odaiba (お台場)


You can do more on Odaiba than check out the night views. You can also play じゃんけんぽん on the beach as Ryan and Ellie demonstrate in today’s photo.

Daiba Park

第三台場 No. 3 Battery Metropolitan Daiba Park

I hadn’t really seen Daiba Park (第三台場) before on prior trips to Odaiba. From the north walking path on the Rainbow Bridge (レインボーブリッジ) you don’t see it. From Odaiba itself you see it, but don’t really realize what it is. Only from the air or from the south walking side (サウス側レインボープロムナード) do you really get a good idea as to its size and layout. The above photo is from the bridge. Fuji Television Studios, designed by Kenzo Tange, can be seen in the background.

Rainbow Bridge

lantern boats in tokyo bay

The last time I took a picture like this, it was a cold weekday. Today’s photo was on a warm weekend so there were loads of lantern-adorned boats (yakatabune or 屋形船) filling the Odaiba Harbor in Tokyo Bay. The Tokyo Tower changed its lighting scheme a little later in the evening. None of those pics came out very good though as the Rainbow Bridge we were walking over was shaking too much for decent night photography.

This picture was taken with my TZ10. It came out better than anything my TZ7 could produce at night but falls a bit short of my LX3 for night photography.

Tokyo skyline from Odaiba by day

odaiba rainbow bridge tokyo tower dark clouds

We walked from Shinagawa Station to Odaiba and back last week. The clouds threatened rain the entire time, but we only had a few drops fall on us on the way back.

The top picture is similar to one I took at night back in January.

TZ10 flash and no flash night photography with people

odaiba rainbow bridge
night photos

Just some night shot sample photos with the Panasonic TZ10 (DSC-ZS7 in the USA) by request from this entry. For the first photo I opened the shutter for half a second and didn’t use flash. This was a handheld shot. I don’t have a tripod and there was nothing nearby to place the camera on.

The second picture is with flash. The background is blurry because we were on the Rainbow Bridge which was shaking.

Tokyo International Anime Fair

Many posts ago I mentioned that we went to the Tokyo International Anime Fair in 2007, but all of my pictures were lost due to an SD card going bad. For Tokyo International Anime Fair 2010 (東京国際アニメフェア2010) I was more successful as my pictures made it to my computer safely.

The venue was the same place, Tokyo Big Sight (東京ビッグサイト), on Odaiba. The weather was poor, but that didn’t stop tens of thousands from lining up to wait to enter.

Detective Conan (名探偵 コナン and also known as Case Closed in English) is one of Japan’s more famous manga and has been catching on overseas lately too with an English-language translation.

Heroman (ヒーローマン) is a new anime series coming out on Japanese TV in April. They were promoting it by giving away giant bags, big enough to hold all of the other freebies we collected on this day.

After nearly four hours of crowds, anime, manga, and more crowds we headed home. On our way we stopped at Oosaki Station and exited just long enough to eat some ramen. You can see our train through the window in the restaurant.

More photos coming soon…

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