Tokyo / Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan

June 26, 2009

Tokyo had two faces: Yamanote and Shitamachi – uptown and downtown, mod and trad, respectively.

High Fashion and High Jinks in Yamanote

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A City of Superlatives

Tokyo, Japan

June 26 – 27, 2009

Super-duper. That pretty much summed up this Godzilla of a city: Tokyo, the monster metropolis.

On the Most Expensive Kilometer in the World: Marunouchi, Tokyo

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And the Loyalty Award Goes to…

Tokyo, Japan

June 26, 2009

The world’s most faithful dog and the last samurai. Two stories. Two statues. Two symbols of loyalty. Two sides of one city. I saw the dog statue first thing in the morning, the samurai one before I ended my first day in Tokyo. One devoted his life to loyalty; the other sacrificed his for it.

Hachiko: Waiting for Godot

Hachiko and Me: Shibuya Station, Tokyo

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