Early August. About six weeks before this post. I was in Tokyo and my American client had just left for the airport. I had a few more days in Japan’s capital, and a couple of meetings to make for second of several projects which took me to Japan. I checked-out of the nicer, Nihonbashi (my photo) area hotel (that the client had paid for) and headed over to the Ikebukuro District to hole-up at a less expensive, not-your-usual hotel (my photo) during the rest of my time in Tokyo. I’ll work-up a piece on that and a couple other hotels and post that next week. For now, though, I just want to share a few photos of a woman walking her dog. Nothing special about a woman walking her dog in Tokyo. Except I don’t recall ever seeing a woman, or a man, walking their dog(s) this way . . .
Update: A couple of emails have asked me, “So, you were taking pics of this woman and her dogs from afar, and then you’ve got this one close up. What happened there?” The easy answer: I walked up to her and struck-up a short conversation, asked her if I could take a picture of her doggies. She was really nice, seemed flattered and said, “Please do ( 「どうぞ」 ).”
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Then there was the dog walking around in front of the Soft Bank phone store, just a few blocks away . . .
Down in Kyoto, along Pontocho, there’s this sign, which I’ve walked past many times over the past few years . . .
I can’t take my own poo-poo (ウンチ) back home so I’d appreciate
it if you’d take if back home [for me]!!
Post Script –
I have a doggy, too . . .