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Tokyo Tower a-go-go!

I promised some Tokyo Tower in my last post, and here it is!! 🙂

Just a month ago, it was warm enough where I could wear a sundress without a jacket, but today on the day after Thanksgiving, I’m all bundled up in a fuzzy blanket, and it’s still freezing. Brr!

But, oh yes.. Tokyo Tower!

We turned a corner, and there was Tokyo Tower! Just right there minding it’s own business, towering all over everything. It had just been hiding behind buildings just a fraction of it’s height!

How could we have missed it..? 😉

Tokyo Tower was there in all it’s glory….

 

And so was a building with walls made of grass, by the way! Talk about going green, lol! =(^-^)=

 

Tokyo Tower is at heart a signal tower, and as such, it towers over everything. To be expected, lol.

 

At least it’s very photogenic. *^-^*

 

Japan never misses an opportunity to turn something into a cute little character, with which to plaster all overall sorts of things that you can spend money on. 🙂

 

The fashionable pink guy in the sign is Noppon, the official mascot of Tokyo Tower..

 

Even funnier than the outside, though… was the gift shop inside!

 

As I said, here are mechanical pencils shaped like Noppon! Wouldn’t you like one of those in your hand? 😉

 

There are all kinds of things inside!

 

From gold-laminated plates..

 

To souvenier mugs of all shapes and sizes..

 

To vaguely adult goods! I mean.. stretch banana??!

 

I particularly loved this washcloth with a chibi Tokyo Tower on it!

 

If you’re feeling the heat, you can even dress like Granny! XD;;

 

And Tamara models my favorite toys– dinosaurs!!

 

At that point, Tamara and I left the Tower and headed off in search of something very special that was known to lurk nearby.. Godzilla! 😀 😀 😀

The post about our search for Godzilla is coming!

 

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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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