Tokyo Stretch Two

tsukiji fish market lost and found which includes:  some kind of asian clam(s), cucumber, some kind of mackerel, a turtle?, phone, another turtle?, some kind of mushroom, ETC card.  By the time we left many of these random and strange items were collected.

another thing on my to do list that never got done when living in tokyo was to eat uni don, a big bowl of sea urchin and sushi rice basically

look at that, it's beautiful

also had ikura don, a bowl full of fish eggs and sushi rice basically.  these are two bowl fulls of heaven from the sea. god!

the first yoshinoya, i guess it started here in this corner of tsukiji market.

an old time tsukiji cafe.

someone claimed their cucumber, Asian clams, Mackerel, and one of the turtles by the time we left tsukiji market.  hahahhaha

Aoi now manages this nail salon in Nakano.

Nakano broadway

bought a new 50mm f/1.8 II prime lens for taking photos of people at a further distance so i don't get punched/spit on/shat on/etc...  also for portraits.  if you don't know this lens is a legend in the canon world cuz it's awesome and only $100 or less.  its also maybe the lightest lens they make so its nice to throw this on on days you don't feel like carrying around a super heavy lens.

some crazy shrimp burger with what looks like a mountain of cold potato and corn salad at Lotteria.

some building in nakano

some girls really go for that doll look, and i mean literally a plastic doll.

the new Miyashita park btwn shibuya and harajuku.  when i lived in tokyo in 2010 bums and various other park lurkers were protesting Nike trying to buy this park and turn it into their nike park.  maybe the vagrants succeeded cuz i didn't see any nike logos anywhere

at random places and windows around the city you can see people practicing their dance moves.  im guessing cuz space for dance studios is few and far between and really expensive.

rock climbing

you can also see people practicing their bar-tending stuff at random parks around the city

make way cuz here comes the NE'X, aka Narita Express train from the airport.

a cute cartoony spoof on the Mouth of Turin in Rome, Italy made famous in the movie "Roman Holiday" starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn.  He sticks his hand in the mouth and pretends it got bitten off.  If you haven't seen the movie you are doing yourself a great disservice.  you will fall in love with Audrey Hepburn.  Also if you like anime then you should watch it because there are a few scenes in it that are featured in Satoshi Kon's "Paprika".

Hanami in Yoyogi Park

Hanami in parks sucks for girls because the lines for the girls bathrooms are like this and you have to wait for like 30 min or more just to pee.  and you will have to pee because hanami is all about the free flow of alchohol.

I saw at least 3 groups of jump ropers and haven't seen it before.  New fad?

that's it, get 'em started early with the recycling and garbage sorting

Quantum Mind.  what would you think this is?  it ended up being a tarot card and fortune telling place.  its on the street my old japanese school is on.

this face looked familiar.......

Oh that's right