Autumn (Tokyo Studio)

Shuubun: Thunder pipes down/ persimmons ripen (3 of 5)

September 27th, 2008
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A nice, cool day – cool enough to make me take a cardingan (although I only wore it intermittenly) – a pleasant day for strolling or perhaps some window shopping in Ginza.

Chuo Dori (the main road) is closed off to traffic on the weekends, making room for the meandering crowd. Window dressing is a serious business in Ginza. Pedestrians are always being attracted to the novel. Amongst the sharp buiding facades and animated displays is this ‘green building’. Dotted around the courtyard ‘garden’ are glass elevators. Unsuspected tourists (like myself) hop into these lifts for a bit of fun but soon find themselves entering expensive watch stores. The only way out is to pretend to be interested in some 5 – 6 figures (AUD) watches whilst making a dash to the another elevator down.

One Response to “Shuubun: Thunder pipes down/ persimmons ripen (3 of 5)”

  1. 1 Silvia in Melbourne
    September 28th, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    Talking of weather, spring is here in Melbourne. When the cherry trees started blossoming, in a Japanese inspired response to the season, a local Japanese lady recently held a tea ceremony to mark the occasion. And I am grateful that all our plants have started to come alive. With little rain and only cursory attention from me, I was worried that some of them wouldn’t make it. I am determined to stay more vigilant about the garden but sometimes I simply forget..