While we strolled, we played a game of spotting “Tokyo themes”. Themes set a place apart. If we gave you some examples of themes from Washington, DC they would be too many cupcake shops, a preference for wearing black (women) or navy blue (men), and passengers reading books on the Metro. From our initial observations in Tokyo, a few themes pop out at us outsiders:
fantastically creative architecture;
stylish and beautiful clothing (with a sub-theme being the use of umbrellas and gloves);
bike riders of all ages, on all types of bicycles;
and a variety of vending machines found in unlikely places.