22 April, the last Sunday was the Earth Day. It was not an official Earth Day celebration but I joined a bicycle event, Bicycle Ride in Tokyo 2018. Advertisements
There are many galleries in Ginza area. If you go shopping there, pop in to some of them and you may come across wonderful works. That happened when I visited Kotsu Kaikan building. I found an interesting exhibition of miniature craft by Ichiyoh Haga.
When I visited Farmers’ Market in Tsukishima, I went there by bicycle. From Tsukishima, go up along the River Sumida and turn left and you will be in the middle of the mixture of offices and houses sorrounded by narrow streets. Kodenma-cho is one of such areas and it just looks like ordinary monotonous Tokyo.…
There are several farmers’ markets in Tokyo. Perhaps the number increases these days as more and more people are keen on healthy living and many people today are interested in organic foods. I wrote about farmers’ markets in Asakusa and Aoyama. This time, I visited another one in Kachidoki, near Tsukiji.
I had a chance to have dinner of local dishes of Akita, the snow-deep northern prefecture. The restaurant was “Namahage” in Ginza, Tokyo. Namahage is a name of a demon-like creature of Akita’s folklore.
Early September, I went to Harumi Wharf of Tokyo Bay. At that time, there was a sailing ship which came from Mexico. It was a training ship ARM Cuauhtemoc BE-01
There are several Japanese gardens in the center of Tokyo but Hama Rikyu Gardens is quite unique among them. Sea water is brought into the pond in the garden. Originally this property was in the sea water and one of the Samurais Tsunashige Tokugawa, the father of the future Shogun reclaimed here and built a residence in…