Saturday, September 23, 2006

I'm Back.

Four days in Tokyo is worth a lifetime back in Scotland. I was staying at a cheap ryokan (hostel) in a neighbourhood called Asakusa which is famous for two things: the Senjou-ji buddhist temple and the infamous golden turd called the Asahi(japanese beer company) building.
Check this out...
The next day was spent doing the sight-seeing thing with a couple of really nice german people who were doing the whole "Lost in Translation" movie tour. They even took me to the hotel were Bill Murray and Scarlett Johanssan first met in the movie.

The Meiji-jingu
Underneath one of the holy trees there, is a selection of wooden plaques with prayers written on them. They're called Ema; some ranged from the sad to the tragic. Some were quite personal so I didn't take any pictures of them but I would like to share a couple at least. Here are some examples:

This one is my personal favourite...
I'll post some more pictures when I've caught up on my sleep. If anyone is curious you can go to the same shrine and try to find my prayer...

I've learnt 2 interesting things about women while in Tokyo. German women take a really long time getting ready to come to bed, and they do very interesting things when they think you're asleep...men still have ears, and while our eyes are shut our ears work 24/7 ;-)

Good night.

5 comments:

Ana-chan said...

Yep, Japana is one hell of a country!!!
super nice pics!

QUASAR9 said...

Thanks!
nice photo tour

karaoke queen said...

Looks like you had a blast Jock.

osaka jock said...

There's still more to come. It's just that I'm very lazy...

nobuyuki said...

what's that golden thing?
a golden flame or something else?