Travelogue

Tokyo

Flora @ Tokyo

As a well kept mega metropolitan city, Tokyo is filled with flora.

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Many shops and houses planted potted plants, bonsai, or trees to beautify the living space.

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It makes strolling on the city street a pleasant exercise.

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Japanese Snacks 日本の小食

Traveling in Taipei and Tokyo has one thing in common – snacks.

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Statues around Tokyo

Statues and symbolic objects are another interesting observation on the streets of Tokyo.

忠犬八公

The most famous of all would be the loyal dog statue named Hachiko outside of Shibuya station. You may have watched the movie (US adaptation of the touching Japanese true story) played by Richard Gere.

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Tribute to Olympus E-M5 Key Line Art Filter @ Tokyo

I have been using Olympus E-series cameras for few years, simply because I don’t know how to operate the complex SLR. After a while, I am fallen in love with the PEN series (by the way, there is actually an active Olympus Pen Lovers Facebook group in Malaysia).Key Line views at Asakusa (7)

This post is to pay tributes to the new OM-D series that makes me fall in love with travel again. So I use the new Key Line art filter to take a few shots during my recent visit to Tokyo.

Key Line views at Asakusa (6)

For travellers like me who are not a photographer and Photoshop expert, the good news is the art filters and all the pictures you see in this series were all Straight Out Of Camera (SOOC) using the key line art filter with zero cropping or editing. That is a great news to lazy folks like me.

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Asakusa 浅草

Asakusa is definitely on the top 3 most visited attractions in Tokyo by tourists.

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The big red lantern was shrunk up during our visit on the Sanja Matsuri to make way for the tall Mikoshi floats to pass through the low ceiling under the gate. Lanterns are one of the memorable items at Asakusa Shrine.

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Red is definitely the dominant colour in Japanese shrines.

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Yummy Japanese Foods 日本美食

My impression of authentic Japanese foods is their focus on freshness of the raw ingredients and the quality of the food. The attention to details in the cooking is another signature of ‘made in Japan’ products.

东京的美食多不胜数。价格稍微昂贵(在东京嘛),但物有所值。

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Japanese Costumes @ Sanja Matsuri 浅草三社祭之传统服饰篇

Where else could be a better place to see so many Japanese in their traditional costume than at Sanja Masturi (given that we have limited time on a short visit to Tokyo)?

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We were lucky to see many beautiful hakama and kimono costumes in Asakusa.

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The two geisha passed by me before I have a chance to take a better snapshot.

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