Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Wintery Tokyo Days
Another Tokyo day. Another set of front-on Tokyo neighbourhood photographs. I just can't help myself. It's become my most favourite hobby. Even in the cold weather, just riding around super slow, stopping to take photographs of shop fronts or pop into cafes for coffee. I have some lovely bike riding + photo taking friends too.
Today Mark and I rode around Kyodo, Shimotakaido and Sasazuka. I feel extremely lucky to be able to spend my days like this at the moment, to soak in the city and share it with you wherever you may be in the world. Don't you think it's fun to travel around the world through blogs popping up your google reader. At first you are in wintery Sweden and then you're on an Australian beach having a picnic on a handmade picnic throw. The Satorialist refers to this in his latest documentary as sitting on a 'digital park bench'. Ah, the internet, I love you.
Some other favourite relaxing Sandwich pastimes of late:
+ Wearing up to four Hokkairo heated packs at once. I've become a fan of the shoe ones.
+ Eating super sweet strawberries
+ Taking morning walks along the nature walk with Gracie and our thermos coffee.
+ Visiting neighbourhood markets and watching the locals eat hot sweet potato.
+ Spending hours in Sekaido buying art materials and spending the afternoon drawing.
+ Reading Murakami novels in the morning sun.
+ Painting my nails in colours like 'High Roller' by Kit. Thank you Lauren!
+ Drinking Spanish and French red wine until late at local bakery cafes with cosy ski-lodge interiors.
+ Cooking delicious western style salads from here.
I'm looking forward to Gusto Family restaurant nomihodai drink bar Nihongo study sessions with my friends too.
How have you been spending the start of the year?
Oh, and today we saw this little Fuji in Sasazuka, and the real Fuji-san from Setagayadaita. Today is such a clear Tokyo day!