I’ve been working on finally getting the Flashback and Exploring Japan pages updated. They now list all of the posts I have made so far for those categories. Please check them out! Also, I’ve added some train lines to the Japan by Train page. I may as well be complete for Kanagawa’s lines.
Monthly Archives: September 2009
Here’s the final part. For this part, we went to Toritsudaigaku Station on the Tokyu Toyoko Line to go to Meguro Persimmon Hall. There was a classical concert there. It was my first classical concert, actually. Honestly, it wasn’t very interesting for most of it, until the end. They were honouring one of the musicians, and he played a solo with his clarinet while he took the instrument apart. Then the orchestra played a song while humming. It was very funny! But for their finale, they played what is considered a very difficult piece of music, the music from Fantasia. It was quite good. Anyway, most of the pictures were of Persimmon Hall itself.
And that’s it for the pictures. I hope you enjoyed them!
Welcome to part 3! Nippori was a very pleasant surprise. This area is very historic, and there are many old buildings and houses. In Nippori, there was an art gallery called Scai the Bathhouse that was holding an exhibition of modern art. The art was created using lasers, as well as clear glass and photographs. It was very interesting. Let’s take a look at Nippori!
I need to go back to Nippori and really explore. It looks very interesting. But next up is part 4, the final part.
Here’s part 2. At Ueno-hirokoji, there’s a big Matsuzakaya that has another art gallery. This is very close to Ueno Park. The art exhibit itself was very good. The artist paints sunset/sunrise views of the ocean, as well as forest pictures. The paintings actually look like photographs, they’re so well done. Anyway, here are the pictures from Matsuzakaya to Ueno Park.
That’s all for part 2. Next up is Nippori!
On July 25 this year, I was invited to visit a series of events with a friend in Tokyo. These series of posts will be quite brief, as I didn’t take many pictures. It wasn’t really possible to take pictures of the events, as they were mostly art galleries. This first event was in Mitsukoshi in Chuo Ward, Tokyo. I had to go to Mitsukoshimae station on the Ginza Line. The art gallery was done by a man who paints a lot of mountain scenery and portraits. It was interesting. But here are the 4 pictures I took!
Part 2 coming soon!
Here it is, the final part of this long walk. This time, it’s a variety of things. First, it’s Zou-no-Hana Koen, which means Elephant’s Trunk Park. There’s a breakwater portion that’s shaped like an elephant’s trunk. The park was created to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Yokohama Port’s opening. In the process, they discovered some old railway tracks under an old building. After Zou-no-Hana, it’s Aka Renga, the Red Brick Warehouse. I’ve already shown pictures of this area from the Y150 expo, but there are more pictures here! This includes La Machine, though from a distance. And finally, a walk past World Porters (big shopping centre) and Cosmo World (amusement park). So, here are the pictures!
And that’s it for that day’s walk in Naka Ward. Coming soon will be some pictures from Tokyo.