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Shimbashi station, up to Tokyo Tower..

I’m putting off the depressing tsunami posts for a little while longer, so that I can get some happy up on here. Everybody loves some happy, right?

By the way, if you haven’t been keeping up with my Facebook and Twitter, you haven’t been seeing snippets of things that I’m working on and doing. So.. what are you waiting for? 🙂 🙂 🙂

I’ve been getting more materials together for the how-to-be-a-mangaka posts, too, so stay tuned! 🙂

I don’t know why, but everything has been looking shiny and sparkling (and amusing) recently. So, this batch of pictures should reflect that! I have so many pictures to post!

Read on?

Tokyo Tower is located right in the middle of the city, and it’s probably the most famous landmark of Tokyo. I think that it looks pretty cool. Which makes it weird that I’ve never been up in it, right? I need to remedy that one day!

So, since I wanted to show it to Tamara up close, and I saw it from the train window one day, we got off (at Shimbashi station) and hiked on over there! I really love that area of the city. It’s really pretty for some reason. 🙂

In fact, it looks like this:


“Shimbashi station west exit street.”

It looks so old-school!


Ramen everywhere, for the busy businessman on his lunch break.


This sign is advertising the specials!


Another noodle place. In this case, it’s udon, and the long tall boards list the different types of udon. It’s a menu!


I guess the cows are the only ones who are lucky enough to have a mate, lol. Isn’t this adorable? I want it in the window of my restaurant! I mean.. the one that I might have one day!


“Career.” I wonder what kind of career that place offers… :O


This is an interesting piece of art in front of a building. It’s one of those cases of “I could do this, so I hope you didn’t pay for it!” … or is it just me?


Tamara is the one in blue. I loved how much it stood out in this shot. 🙂


Getting closer, but the buildings were covering up Tokyo Tower, so we kind of guessed which way to go (since I had the new iphone5, the map was completely unreliable).


This was such a colorful sign, I had to take a picture! (It’s advertising the menu)


Now.. THIS is my kind of sign! I hope to see more of these in Tokyo!


Traffic workers doing their thing!


And a delivery boy with a nice uniform!


The setting sun suddenly appeared, but still no Tokyo Tower.


Tokyo to… no, wait, that’s just cranes!


What a beautiful sun!

We walked through a tunnel, still kinda guessing where to go..  “I think it’s in this direction..”


And suddenly, THERE IT WAS! It was peeking between two buldings! So we knew that we were, in fact, on the right trail. 🙂

I just loved the name and look of this entryway.

And of the city reflected in Tamara’s glasses.


Of little pallets, just laying there.

And a colorful sign illustrating garbage collection days. Wish the one on my street was this vibrant!


We were finally right around the corner from Tokyo Tower, and Godzilla appeared to join in the fun!


Tokyo Tower will be appearing in all it’s glory in the next post! 😀

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Hi! This is Jamie Lynn Lano! I am a Washington State (USA) native who: ☆ Holds a Bachelors of the Arts in Media Arts & Animation from AiPx. ☆ Worked as an assistant mangaka in Japan for Konomi Takeshi on The Prince of Tennis. ☆ Was an essay columnist for Asahi Weekly from 2008-2013. ☆ Was the star of Asahi Pop'n Press on Asahi TV (Japan) from 2009-2013 ☆ Was a write for Metropolis magazine in 2010. ☆ Has kept a blog foreeeeeeeeever! First and Current blogs.

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