Dog Eaters

Take a walk from Daikanyama to Ebisu-Minami

Posted on 05.17.17 under Daikanyama, Ebisu Minami, Tokyo

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More Ordinary people

Posted on 05.17.16 under Meiji Dori, ordinary people, Tokyo, Yamate Dori

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Enoki is running for office. Enoki is also a kind of mushroom…

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He’s headed for Nakai Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line.

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Yamate Dori runs north-south from Ikebukuro to Tokyo Bay. During rush hour, it’s jammed. This is about 9:30 AM.

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There are a number of train and subway stations on Yamate Dori. This is near Nakai.

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Between Nakai and Ochiai Station on Yamate Dori.

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The dog sensed me, but its mistress was in another dimension.

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A semi-rare gaijin pedestrian on Shin-Omekaido Dori between Nakano Sakaue, Marunouchi Line and Seibu Shinjuku station.

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Meiji Dori across from Times Square Takashimaya.

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Meiji Dori between Sendagaya and Harajuku. This area has a number of large fashion companies that are going extinct.

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The same intersection. Take a right to go to Harajuku station.

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Preparing for another day of retail in Harajuku on Meiji Dori.

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Warm weather brings bicycles.

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I believe it is hinoki allergy season…

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This geezer may be homeless, but he has wheels.

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Ramen and Abulla Soba are fast foods.

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And here we are in Daikanyama.

Saturday Night in Tokyo

Posted on 11.29.15 under Dustin Wong, Junko Wong, Mamoru Sato, Nakano, Takako Minekawa, Tokyo, Uncategorized

It started in Nakano, a place known for Nakano Broadway, a mecca (wait, is that still a positive description?) for Otaku with its vinyl figures, manga, anime cells, maid bars, maid costumes, and all that good stuff.

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Nakano Sun Plaza reminds me of the Tyrell Corporation in Blade Runner.

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Not nearly as majestic, though — and where are the flying cars? It’s almost 2019…

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We had dinner with Jessie, the daughter of my mentor, Mamoru Sato, a sculptor professor at the University of Hawaii, Manoa that advised me to become an art major. This was one of the biggest turning points of my life. We babysat Jessie and Dustin together — they were born just a couple of months apart.

I worked on Mo’s commissions throughout the years I was a student at UH.

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Mo and Kathleen Sato — perhaps before they married.
(B&W photos ©Peter T. Brown estate)

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Peter Brown (1955-1981) did jump through hoops, but not the usual hoops… I took this photo with his camera, turning the tables.

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Signage in “ura” Nakano. The “ura” parts of the major centers (Shinjuku, Shibuya, Harajuku, etc) can be some of the most interesting.

Then I drove Jessica to her hotel in Shibuya and Dustin and Takako back to Wakabayashi, Setagaya.

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I think they used this intersection in “Fast & Furious — Tokyo Drift.” Obviously, not going to race in this part of town. There would be more than a few traffic fatalities.

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Hachiko intersection. Very interesting on weekends.

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This party bus was empty. Kinda sad on a Saturday night!

No lack of rain here…

Posted on 04.10.15 under Tokyo

Grey morning in Tokyo

Posted on 04.09.15 under Tokyo


It’s also Traffic Safety Day as well…





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