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Always on the look out for design/film/animation/photo taking inspiration - Oh, and travel ideas, (although anything in Japan will always win hands down for me). Currently based in the North East of Scotland.

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cocktails and crossings

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Pics of last nite,out for drinks and today in ginza at one of the heyuuge crossings.just thought i'd share.
10th Aug 2007, 12:59   comments (2)

shopping

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Went to ginza and marunouchi district and shopped til we pretty much dropped today.got some presents for people back in blighty,went to the sony and apple stores and a brilliant stationery store called ito-ya that was over 7 levels selling heaps of lovely traditional japanese paper and inks etc.found muji too and the usual western stores like gucci etc which didn't hold much interest for us but the japanese love.the idea of a chocolate restaurant didn't appeal today after walking about in 36 degrees all afternoon so went for a lychee smoothie instead.we go to 'summersonic' tomorrow,2 day music festival.it's the klaxons,css and interpol tomorrow.hurray!
10th Aug 2007, 09:51   comments (2)

chill out session

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Along with the usual bible in the top drawer of the hotel is this book.I've been reading it when jet lag attacks and i'm wide awake at 2.30am, so i am now feeling very zen like...
9th Aug 2007, 10:59   comments (2)

ling ling

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Had a few sapporos last nite and then had a guinness.leon had a full size and i managed the 3/4 pint - they also came in half pints too.cool!today was really hot,went to see japans only giant panda - 'ling ling' but he was too hot to do much other than chew on a bit of bamboo.also went to tokyo met. art gallery and the western art gallery in ueno park.had a wander round the ueno district and found some nice local arty stuff.tomorrow is the apple store,sony store,a permanent design exhibition,nintendo hq and a restaurant that only serves chocolate based recipes.tonight we are trying dim sum in a local restaurant.not very japanese but still asian i suppose....
9th Aug 2007, 07:42   | tags:,,comments (3)

first day

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Went to hama-rikyu gardens 2day and had green tea in the 'floating' tea house and then caught the waterbus which was actually more like a spacecraft around tokyo bay,which gave amazing views.headed back to the shimbashi district and had some food and watched a brilliant light and projector animation based on the west-end play 'wicked'.all in all a very enjoyable and humid day.photos show the park,on the waterbus and the light show.
8th Aug 2007, 14:26   comments (0)

arrived

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Got in to tokyo at half nine tuesday morning,24 hrs after leaving a very soggy aberdeen. nice sunny day,35 degrees.hotel is really purdy.pics show the views from our window.off out for something to eat and a few drinks tonight.tomorrow we shop and organise a tokyo bay cruise in a boat which looks like something out of 'alien'.
7th Aug 2007, 10:49   comments (0)

origami

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Been practicing for hols to Japan again - As you can see i'm not particularly good.hmmm. I think I might be out-classed while over there........
21st Jul 2007, 18:48   comments (0)

yo sushi

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Down in London recently for 'new blood' exhibition.Was great but what was better was indulging in my favourite - sushi! Leon missed out this time, not long now though 'til he'll have sushi coming out of every, er, pore....
10th Jul 2007, 16:52   comments (1)