Archives for the month of: August, 2011

Those looking for some temporary studio, office or meeting space in Tokyo now have a cooler option than the city’s manga-kissa or coffee shops. The Terminal has been set up in Harajuku to cater for creative nomads.

original image : : copyright the terminal

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A photographer in Tokyo will never struggle to find an arresting sight or interesting composition to shoot. The photos in this post focus on architecture, in particular the shapes, lines and perspectives that form the building blocks and syntax of the buildings and other structures in the cityscape: cubes, planes, pipes, grids, triangles, cones and ellipses. For a bit of fun, and to add drama and emphasis to the images’ shapes, all the photos have been given the lo-fi treatment with various photo enhancement apps. 

torii : shinjuku

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Yodobashi Camera, ヨドバシカメラ, with its imposing flagship stores in Shinjuku and Akihabara, is like Disneyland for geeks. This is a store that has practically everything and anything that works with a power cord or batteries. 

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Tokyo’s once seedy Roppongi district was changed dramatically upon the opening of the upmarket Mori center in 2003, which is not far from Roppongi subway station and has at its centerpiece the 54 level Mori Tower which houses the Mori Arts Center and Museum. At about the same time, ideas were cemented for what was to become the Art Triangle precinct in the Roppongi area. In 2007 the Midtown complex and the National Art Center Tokyo formed the second and third points of the triangle, with the Suntory Muesum of Art and the 21_21 Design Sight in the parklands of the Midtown complex and the NACT by Aoyama Park and Cemetary.

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