Akabane (2004): A small neighborhood temple I ran across in my wanderings around the Akabane JR train station. In 2003-2004, when I lived in Tokyo, I did not own a regular camera, but took all my photographs with my cell phone camera.
roku Jizo
roku Jizō
(group of six Jizō)
Jizo
The faces of the Jizō
are nearly worn off.
monk
monk with wicker hat,
staff, and beggar's bowl
Zendo window
Zendo window
shaped as tip of flame
deer
lantern design
cloud
lantern design
statues
Can you spot 3
monkeys anywhere?
3 monkeys
san-en
(3 monkeys)
hear-no-evil monkey
Kikazaru
(hear-no-evil monkey)
see-no-evil monkey
Mizaru
(see-no-evil monkey)
speak-no-evil monkey
Iwazaru
(speak-no-evil monkey)
Harajuku (Jan. 2004): Sorry, I have no photos of the cosplayers, which they really aren't, but Lolita/Goth girls generally don't enjoy being photographed.
sidewalk blocks
sidewalk blocks
train station
Harajuku train station
storefront
storefront
doll
storefront
storefront
storefront
Ikebukuro and the Sunshine City shopping mall (2003-04, 2006): I used to pass through Ikebukuro on my way to work.
Hoya
small Hōya farmfield
in the winter
Hoya train station
Hōya train station,
where I took the train
to Ikebukuro
train station
Ikebukuro train station
statues
"Statues of the Earth"
(aka "Backward Bending
Statues") at East Exit
statues
"Statues of the Earth"
(aka "Backward Bending
Statues") at East Exit
pigeons
pigeons
main drag
main drag
during the day
evening shot
main drag
in the evening
maneki-neko
maneki-neko
(beckoning cat)
Sunshine City
Sunshine City
entrance
toy mascot
toy mascot
car museum
car museum
Astro Boy
Astro Boy
at Sunshine City
mall main stage
Sunshine City
main stage
Namjatown
Namjatown sign
Namjatown
Namjatown indoor theme park entrance
Sanrio
Sanrio
golden Hello Kitty
golden Hello Kitty
Moe Garden
Moe Garden
Totoro sign
Totoro sign
plush toys
Totoro plush toys
Otome Road
Otome Road for
manga/doujinshi
Animate
Animate on
Otome Road
Full Metal Alchemist
Full Metal Alchemist
temporary exhibit
at Animate
K-Books
K-Books on
Otome Road