Tokyo Themes

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.



September 2013

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Beth and Joe enjoy simple travel.
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3 Responses to Tokyo Themes

  1. Terry says:

    I lived there for ages and have few shots of Tokyo this good – well done. Maybe travellers see more in the simple aspects of live than expats who live there for years!

    • Thanks for your compliment. Beth thinks something about having the camera in hand opens your perception to see things one would otherwise miss. Of course the flip side of the camera in hand is that you can be distracted from the big picture or you can become rude and intrusive.

  2. gkm2011 says:

    Agree with the vending machine comment wholeheartedly. Have you seen the banana vending machine? Made me laugh!

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