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Accidental picture of the Prime Minister’s Official Residence (総理大臣官邸)

japan Prime Minister's Official Residence 総理大臣官邸

After a business meeting one morning in Akasaka (赤坂) I had an hour or two to kill before I needed to jump on a train for Kanagawa Ken. I found Hiejinja (日枝神社), and spent some time there (photos coming soon). As I wandered away, looking for a Tokyo Metro station, the sky got really beautiful. As blue skies broke through multiple layers of crazy cloud shapes I decided to pull out my camera and take the above picture.

It wasn’t until I got to the bottom of the hill (where there was still no metro station) and found a large, public map on the street corner board that I realized I had just accidentally photographed the Prime Minister’s Official Residence in my attempt to capture a cool looking sky. Compare this to someone walking down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC with no awareness that the White House could be found on the street. Seeing an impressive array of clouds they take a photograph and end up with a picture of the White House in the process. This is essentially what I did in Japan.

2 Responses to “Accidental picture of the Prime Minister’s Official Residence (総理大臣官邸)”

  1. 1
    Sharon (Phoenix Daily Photo):

    It’s a very modern a sleek looking place. The sky is wonderful.

  2. 2

    I like the design and simplicity of the house. You should go back and take more pictures of it!