Two Quick Cuts (Tokyo) July 27th 2009 (1) Pictures: Harijuku and a park in southwest Tokyo. There's a video also.
(2) An unrelated story: You meet people all the time on this sort of trip - many for just a conversation. This one black (yes, it's relevant to the story) girl I met while working on Yalla on one of the hostel computers, for example. She told me that she'd been working in northern Honshu (that's the big middle island) f ... read more
Asia » Japan » Tokyo » Harajuku In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more