Saturday, July 30, 2011

4-mile training walk (Koenji-Shin Koenji-Minami Asagaya-Asagaya)

 Koenji Pal Shopping Arcade
Tokyo Koenji Awaodori Dance Festival

 Tokyo Koenji Awaodori Dance Festival
 four-layer parking lot...
 asagaya preparing for a festival
 a grandpa with his grandson...

July 21: 6-mile training walk for TNT/LLS! (Koenji<->Asagaya)

 No. 1! ;)

 Asagaya Shinmeigu Shrine

 shrine fountain to wash hands

 wooden doors to the shrine

 Shrine visitors write their wishes on these wooden plates and then leave them ... Omikuji are fortune telling paper slips found at many shrines and temples.
 written wishes

waiting for the day cigarette vending machines are of the past... hopefully sooner than later...

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Walk along Sumida River with friend Adam - 7/14

Walk along Sumida River from Ningyocho to Asakusa

 Tokyo Sky Tree that is currently the tallest tower in the world.

 Asahi Brewery Headquarters - adjoining Asahi Super Dry Hall was designed by the noted French designer Philippe Starck and the “Flaming Ornament” on the roof is a symbol of Asahi Breweries’ dynamic heart
 with my friend and guide Adam cooling down after our walk

our drink after our walk... made from selected raw materials derived from plants such as fruits with a cola flavor