A Few Shots from Tokyo – Sunday, May 23.

No time to blog proper now.  It’s Monday morning and appointments, meetings, begin very soon.  But a few pics here from yesterday, a rainy day in Tokyo.

Shinagawa Station.

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Shibuya Girl.

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On the train, Yamanote Line towards Harajuku.

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Yesterday I guided the group to and through Meiji Shrine, Harajuku, Shibuya and then, in the late afternoon we were hosted at The Tolman Collection.

Today:  corporate visits.

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    • writechic
    • May 23rd, 2010

    Are the people wearing masks sick or trying not to get sick?

      • LankYank
      • May 23rd, 2010

      I too was quite curious about this.
      The following blog entry elsewhere answered my question
      http://bartman905.wordpress.com/2008/03/27/wearing-masks-in-tokyo/

      • letsjapan
      • May 24th, 2010

      No, Melissa. Although that’s a common misperception among first-time visitors to Japan. In fact, they’re wearing the masks because THEY have a cold and, as Japanese social responsibility dictates, don’t want to spread their germs.

      Can you *imagine* and American behaving in such a way???

      r

      • writechic
      • May 25th, 2010

      Shoulda known. Most of the people I’ve known from Japan, China, or South Korea have been impeccably well-mannered.

      In college, a few of my East Asian friends would seem to be trying to out-manner each other. It was sort of funny. 🙂

    • JaxDem
    • May 23rd, 2010

    Happy to see you made it there safe and sound. Rain or no, I imagine you’re delighted to be back once again. Photo #2 is captivating…

    • Lois
    • May 23rd, 2010

    Good stuff.

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