Tokyo was faboo and I am already scheming a nice, long trip back. I arrived in Hong Kong tonight after a very restless 5 hour flight. NO MORE FLYING. I'm not patient enough and I'm sick of airports and recycled oxygen.
Anyway, let's talk about my new Boo, Tokyo. It's a really fascinating city with windy, unnamed streets (literally. They don't name their streets), multi-level building usage, 24-hour everything, kitsch, consumption, and mania. My friend Sophie was kind enough to show me around and to teach me about Japanese and Tokyo culture. She pointed out that, when looking for restaurants and shops in Tokyo, LOOK UP. The Japanese literally use all levels for everything, which makes Tokyo a very dense city that is chock-full of things to discover. Sophie also told me that the city is constantly in construction and flux. Little shops and eateries are always opening, then closing a few months later. Buildings are going up and coming down. I sort of love that about Tokyo. It's a city that you can never fully know and maybe never get tired of because it's always evolving.
Some of my faves from this trip:
The Bathing Ape store. Those of you who know me well know that I have an obsession with neon and with high-tops, so this store was sort of heavenly.
The floor tiles had lights that constantly changed under them. I love this concept.
Looky looky I found Japanese vintage! I was so pumped, and it was SOOOOOO cheap. I'll have to take pics and show you my finds.
I also found some sick architecture, which is expected for this city. It's really like a museum for architecture. I was digging some of the more subtle buildings with little eye-catching details.
I saw a lot of wood-panelling, which I'm a big fan of. It's retro-cool.
I liked the harmony between these 2 buildings.
I also liked the contrast of bushy green trees against stark white buildings.
Okay I have lots more pics to come! I'm going to try to sleeeeep now. Bisous.