Monday, October 27, 2008

One Year | Month Nine - Jetlag

Cecilie and I have uploaded our photos to Flickr -- Cecilie's also included some interesting videos. Please check them out -- when we're less jet-lagged, we will have more posting. Until then, the photos express far more than we could right now in words.

Cecilie's Japan Photo Set
Tim's Japan Photo Set

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Picture of the Day - Day 6- Hōzōmon gate at Sensō-Ji Temple, Asakusa

Today was our last full day here in Tokyo.
We went to Asakusa to see the Senso-Ji Temple and buy some final gifts to take home.

Tomorrow fly back to LA and return before we even left (due to the date line). Its been an unreal week and I think I will miss Tokyo once I am gone.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Picture of the Day - Day 5- Rush Hour at Shinjuku Station

Evening rush hour at Shinjuku Station. Thankfully, this is our "home" station so we could just watch the rush.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Picture of the Day- Day 4- Feeding Time in Ueno Park

Feeding Time in Ueno Park
Originally uploaded by tmread
The rough life of stray cats at Ueno Park in Tokyo.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Picture of the Day - Day 3- Prayers at Meiji-Jingu

Prayers at Meiji-Jingu
Originally uploaded by tmread
Yesterday in the afternoon we went to Meiji-Jingu (Meiji Shrine). This is a photo of devotions people leave. Its a small wooden envelope and you put money in it and write your prayer. There were prayers written in all different languages.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Picture of the Day - Day 2 - Shinjuku Arthcitecture

Shinjuku Architecture
Originally uploaded by tmread
Here is some of the skyline in Shinjuku where we are staying. The round building on the right is called the Cocoon Building. Seems appropriate.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

One Year| Month Nine: Lost in Translation

As many of you know, Tim and I have been planning a trip to Japan for a very long time.

Here we are in Japan! Tokyo specifically, even more specifically Shinjuku.

We got in last night (which was Friday here in Japan). Today has been our first full day. Tim's friend and former El Angeleno, Jac joined us and took us tons of places.

Since I am tired (still jet lagged) and am hoping to drag Tim out for some ice cream or something, this will be a brief entry.

We are planning to post a picture of a day and once we return to LA we will do a full recounting of the trip.

link to Tim's flickr

The picture above is from when we went to Tsukiji Fish Market and got sushi for breakfast. I know it sounds strange but 1)Our time clocks are all messed up 2)it is not uncommon in Japan. For some reason I was the lucky recipient of the smallest piece of sushi in the world.

If you are curious about what we are up to further, you can check our twitters which post to this page.

More later.