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Tokyo: MUJI flagship store

Founded in 1979, MUJI, is a Japanese retail company that produces and sells a wide array of consumer and household goods. I first came across it in 2006 in London, but since then I have set foot in many MUJI stores. i just lover their philosophy of design minimalism and emphasis on waste reduction and… Continue reading Tokyo: MUJI flagship store

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B&W Photography: Tsukiji Fish Market

After my post about our amazing visit to Tsukiji Fish Market t I went through my pictures again - there are more than 400 from the market. Surprisingly there are some that I converted into black and white and I liked them a lot better. Here are my favourite black and white pictures, taken with… Continue reading B&W Photography: Tsukiji Fish Market

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B&W Photography: Ginza in the rain

Unfortunately we were not that lucky, the rain continued throughout the following days. We decided to visit Ginza (we've been here before in October last year and really enjoyed it) because we could then take coffee and shopping breaks, visit small galleries and continue Patrick's hunt for a new camera. Walking through the streets of… Continue reading B&W Photography: Ginza in the rain

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Tokyo: Kimono wearing women in Ginza and Shichi-go-san

We saw a few women wearing kimonos while walking through Tokyo. Not on many occasions, on just a few - for instance while walking through Ginza we came across this group of women in traditional clothes. Don't they look very beautiful? Kimono are T-shaped, straight-lined robes worn so that the hem falls to the ankle,… Continue reading Tokyo: Kimono wearing women in Ginza and Shichi-go-san

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Tokyo: The Nutty Bavarian in Ginza

We had such a funny encounter in the Matsuya department store - we took the escalator down to the food hall in the basement and immediately smelt cinnamon, sugar and almonds. We thought our imagination was playing tricks on us, but when we turned around and followed the smell, we came to a small booth… Continue reading Tokyo: The Nutty Bavarian in Ginza

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Tokyo: Ginza, Mariage Freres and Kabuki

The next morning we wanted to go and explore a different part of Tokyo and we picked Ginza. This district is Tokyo's most famous upmarket shopping, dining and entertainment district, featuring numerous department stores, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, night clubs and cafes. One square meter of land in the district's center is worth over ten… Continue reading Tokyo: Ginza, Mariage Freres and Kabuki