Harmony. Rockabilly Dancers of Harajuku, Tokyo

In the park near Harajuku station, Tokyo, the Rockabilly Club meets each Sunday.

Japanese Rockabilly Dancers of
Japanese Rockabilly Dancers of Harajuku, Tokyo

2008-04-13 16.05.19The old-time sounds of Rock Around the Clock and other 1950s legendary sounds blast out from their portable players. A far more engaging and harmonious display than the Cosplay dolls in the main commercial street nearby.

Weekly Photo Challenge. Angular in Shinjuku,Tokyo.

1-Rae&Stu2 181When we stayed in Shinjuku, 新宿駅, Tokyo, we were often disoriented, especially when returning from Shinjuku station to our hotel. If we didn’t leave from the same exit each time, the sky was full of angular buildings that we hadn’t noticed before. Lost again!

1-Rae&Stu2 178There are 200 exits in Shinjuku Station and they all look the same. This underground world sees 3 to 4 million people pass through it daily. No one rushes, there are no loud noises or cell phone conversations.  The system works efficiently and smoothly.

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Exiting upwards into the modern angular world of Shinjuku, it’s colourful, vibrant, busy and often bewildering.

Sunday Stills, the next challenge: the Colour Brown

I have decided to have a go at a few photography challenges lately, including the Sunday Stills Photography Challenge. These challenges drive me to look at, and sort, the back log of photos in my files. It is also a way of distracting me from food blogging, which can get obsessive at times. I never go anywhere now without my camera, but when it comes to sorting, labelling and discarding, I’m hopeless. Here is my ‘brown’ offering for this weeks challenge.

                     Brown boxes arranged in a doorway in a suburb of Tokyo.