Saturday in Tokyo

Saturday in Tokyo

Spring as definitely arrived here in Tokyo…it’s almost too warm for a light jacket.

Flowers in Nakameguro, Tokyo, Japan

Flowers in Nakameguro, Tokyo, Japan

I went to Bagel Standard to pick up some bagels this morning but they open at 11am.  I need to speak to them about ‘bagel hours’ as this is a breakfast food…

Bagel Standard in Nakameguro, Tokyo, Japan

I decided to walk down by Meguro River.

The last of the Cherry Blossoms on Meguro River in Nakameguro, Tokyo, Japan

Most of the Cherry Blossoms have been blown away…

The last of the Cherry Blossoms on Meguro River in Nakameguro, Tokyo, Japan

The last of the Cherry Blossoms on Meguro River in Nakameguro, Tokyo, Japan

Along Meguro River in Nakameguro, Tokyo, Japan

I have past this construction site a few times now….this is by far the cleanest construction site I have ever seen.    It is so orderly on all sides.  I might need to get my 21mm and go back.

The cleanest construction site along Meguro River in Nakameguro, Tokyo, Japan

Picked up some bread at Gooz…and some coffee American ‘pour it yourself’ gas station style coffee…

Gooz in Nakameguro, Tokyo, Japan

We have had a couple of issues with our gas since the initial earthquake so TEPCO stopped by to check the gas today.

Tokyo Gas came to check my gas as it has been acting up since the earthquake

I decided to go for a walk before dinner.   I ended up walking from Daikanyama to Shibuya.

Motorcycle in Nakameguro, Tokyo, Japan

Nakameguro, Tokyo, Japan

Daikanyama, Tokyo, Japan

I seem to be seeing Vespas everywhere lately…

Vespa in Daikanyama, Tokyo, Japan

Daikanyama, Tokyo, Japan

Hachiko Bus sign in Daikanyama, Tokyo, Japan

Parking in Daikanyama, Tokyo, Japan

Parking in Daikanyama, Tokyo, Japan

Stairs in Daikanyama, Tokyo, Japan

Daikanyama, Tokyo, Japan

This made me smile…

Mailbox in Daikanyama, Tokyo, Japan

Train between Daikanyama and Shibuya in Tokyo, Japan

Train between Daikanyama and Shibuya in Tokyo, Japan

Train Platform between Daikanyama and Shibuya in Tokyo, Japan

I thought this pained wall was pretty cool…

Painted wall between Daikanyama and Shibuya in Tokyo, Japan

Another Vespa…

Vespa between Daikanyama and Shibuya in Tokyo, Japan

Citroen Van turned into a mobile food station

This makes me laugh every time I see it.   I am sure others find the irony in a no smoking Jazz Room called ‘Mary Jane’…

Mary Jane Jazz Room in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Thanks for the fire tips Kitty-Chan!

Hello Kitty Fire Tips in Tokyo, Japan

Aoyama Flower Shop in Shibuya

While I am starting to like Dark Tokyo overall I am finding Dark Shibuya a little creepy.  It’s hard to tell in this picture (as it is too dark) but there are probably 3,000 people between me and Starbucks.

Shibuya Cross in the dark

Fish for sale in Tokyu Department Store in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Fish for sale in Tokyu Department Store in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

After cutting through the first store I stopped to buy some cakes for a little date tonight with my wife.   The options are endless in Tokyo.

Sweets for sale in Tokyu Department Store in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Sweets for sale in Tokyu Department Store in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Sweets for sale in Tokyu Department Store in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

These Strawberry bases sweets were the special of the week so i went with these…

Sweets for sale in Tokyu Department Store in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

This was Saturday…

 

9 Comments

  1. Hi Dave, seeing your pictures of Tokyo made me smile. I miss Tokyo. The Japanese cakes are so pretty – it’s a reflection of their desire for perfection. I wished Singapore learnt a little more of this.

    Spring has come – i shall use your blog site to send my best wishes to people of Japan. Life will be pretty again .. like the spring flowers.

  2. Hey Dave, as always, love your pictures.

    Was just wondering, is there any reason you have stopped watermarking your pictures with the ‘Shoottokyo.com logo? I noticed it in the last link of the article ‘this was Saturday’. All those pictures were watermarked, all your new ones are not.

    Just wondering. LOL. Very random question, I know!

  3. Simple answer – I migrated my to my new Mac and never bothered to set up my watermarks. I kind of like it without the watermarks. What do you think?

  4. I’d say stay with no watermarks. You already have right-clicking disabled, so the average person isn’t going bother or be able to steal pictures. At this point, anyone who’s determined enough to actually get your photos probably has the know-how to also crop the watermarks out or paint them out.

  5. Yeah I totally agree Dave. I prefer them without the watermark. As good as it being promotional for the blog, it actually draws attention away from the image you have taken, so the images without the watermark are much better in my opinion.

  6. watermark is as awful as the tv station logo on screen during a movie (something regulary happening in Italy, but never in France).

    I’m glad you do not watermark them, and after all they are sort of “watermarked” by themselves….due to the unique style.

  7. I’ll tell you what. The cherry blossoms were lovely, your photos a lot of fun to see, especially the pink river…

    But the DESSERTS again! Sheesh. You make me crazy with the images of the cakes and goodies. :-)

  8. It’s wonder that people can even see each when crossing in Shibuya. XD So dark. Great shot!

  9. I love three pics in particular:the Cherry Blossoms in the Meguro River, it’s as if the river is saying to the branches, “Don’t worry, I am your sancturay, I will care for your precious blossoms”! Interesting photo of the descending and ascending stairs, what a workout to walk those everyday! Great pic!!Interesting perspective of the people on the double decker on the Bullet Train…I’m puchasing my Quakebook today, the least I can do to help those people up north…Thanks for plugging it Dave.

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