Sorry for the delay, been busy and have not posted the final photos from our Japan trip. Here they are, the last pictures from our trip. Also, another post will soon be coming with photos from Colorado I didn’t have time to post before we left for Japan.
These pictures are from our last two days, we stayed around Tokyo and tried to catch up on things we hadn’t yet had a chance to do although all the museums are closed on Mondays so that turned out to be a bummer.
I tried to upload a video I took at the sumo match and was unable to. This blog is supposed to support video uploads but so far I have been thwarted in my attempts to use the function.
Me in front of the Imperial Palace. They make you keep a fair distance away, the grounds are huge, but at a few locations you could get a peek inside.
Statue of a famous samurai and his faithful dog in the park where the zoo and a few museums (all closed Mondays) are located.
I called this area ‘cat corner’. Just a corner in the park where like 10 fat cats were hanging out. I guess the lady on the bicycle feeds them. There sure were a lot!
View of the city from the observation deck of the tower.
So looking out of the tower I saw these kids, apparently in PE class. I got to thinking, it’s no wonder a lot of Japanese kids take to dressing up in strange outfits on the weekends. They spend their entire life in uniform. All schools wear uniforms and if you graduate and get a good job what you wear to work is about like a uniform as well. Maybe not so much for the women, but for the Japanese businessman a dark suit, white shirt, and conservative tie is pretty much about your only clothing choice. I can see why you would want to dress up as a goth or cartoon character on the weekend.
And just to leave you on the right note here is the control panel for one of the more high-tech toilets.