Walking in Asakura House in Daikanyama

The area development of Daikanyama area owes a lot to Asakura Family who allowed to use their property.  Torajiro Asakura was a member of local council in Tokyo who built a traditional Japanese-style house in this area in early 20th century.  Later on, his descendants wanted to preserve their residence and consulted with the architect…

Walking along Architecture in Daikanyama Area

Daikanyama is next to Shibuya Station and there are many boutiques and restaurants so it is popular among young people.  This area is also famous for architecture.  It all started in 1967 when the architect Fumihiko Maki was asked to develop the area which was owned by Asakura Family.  (The story of Asakura Family will…

Meiji Shrine

Meiji Shrine in Harajuku, Tokyo worships Emperor and Empress Meiji which was constructed after the Emperor died.  It was completed in 1920.  The property was for the residence of samurai clan which was then purchased by the royal family.  Today, this is the shrine which has the largest number of visitors on New Year’s Day…

Halloween Is Coming Soon

Long time no see!  The last time I posted here, it was still hot but now it has become cooler and it’s October.  Over the past few years, with some reason, Halloween suddenly become popular in Japan.  At this time of the year, wherever you go in Tokyo, you will find orange and black figures.