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Archery in Japan

archery exhibition Meiji Jingu 明治神宮 Coming of Age Day 成人の日

More photos from this day can be found here.

Kimono-clad female turns heads

kimono girl japanese female tokyo japan

You would think that in Japan seeing a female all done up in a kimono wouldn’t be that unusual. However, even though seeing someone in a kimono is an almost daily occurrence, and even though the Japanese tend to avoid staring and making eye contact, sometimes you do see eyes (and my camera) hit the target for a brief moment in time.

Vending Machines at night

There is something like 6 million vending machines (自動販売機) in Japan. I kid you not. At night they are all aglow, which makes you wonder why street lights are even necessary since you can see the streets just fine by the glow of the vending machines.

I took today’s photo somewhere between Harajuku and Shibuya.

Omotesando (Harajuku) lights

December of 2009 marked the first time in 11 years that holiday lights lined Harajuku’s famous Omotesando. Everyone, and I mean everyone, came to see them. We couldn’t move. It was pretty though and quite festive with the incredible crowds.

Yoyogi Park in December

It has been snowing in my neck of the woods for a couple of weeks by now, but in Tokyo December seems like autumn. I took today’s photo on December 12, 2009 in Yoyogi Park near the Harajuku Station.

Free Hugs in Harajuku

no girls want hugs from these japanese

I didn’t see any one taking these guys up on their generous offer. Perhaps that’s because if you want a “free hug” in Japan you simply need to get on a crowded train.