34 – Japan. Colours and contrasts.

Another Chapter of Latitude 34 starts here in Japan.

I land in Tokyo – which technically is not on Latitude 34 but the flight comes here.

It is an anagram of Kyoto – the first city on 34 I will visit.

In fact half of Kyoto is 34, the other half is 35.

Tokyo is HOT. and I mean it in the many meanings of the term.

It is truely an amazing city where I wish I had spent more than 3 jet lagged nights.

I didn’t expect such heat.I try for this journey to not research where I am going.

I had booked a Ryokan, a traditional style hotel in a very traditional area  – Asaksa to throw me right in the Japanese feel.

I loved it! It was a great start – direct immersion.

My first impression of course was a awe to the big structures and suspended roads   – the contrast between the neon, the kawai, the loud childish music and pop colours – and the brown and green half tones shades,  the minimal, the subtle of the traditional, and of course the temples!

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I also like the contrast of the extremely busy and extremely quiet – early morning or late evening was deserted in that neighborhood  – and I experienced that thanks to jet lag – during the day it was like a sardine can! ( unfortunately my flash card has got corrupted and the busy pictures are there ….until I retrieve them)

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2 Responses to 34 – Japan. Colours and contrasts.

  1. Great to see you are travelling again. There are an indigenous people in Japan with cultural similarities with Polynesian/Maori I believe, but they may be up in Hokkaido. Also, of course, the Japanese have a tattoo tradition. Love th3e photos.

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