Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Japanese urban style

Of course Japanese people love Italy! Look at how ugly are the streets, with all the power cables on open air! They are horrible!

Sunday, January 9, 2005


Today I went to see the first sumo tournament of the year, in Ryogoku, really looking for seeing my favourite rikishi (=sumo wrestler), the Mongolian Asashoryu. He is much faster and stronger than anybody else, at least for the moment, and has an impressive record of wins in a row (36 if I'm not wrong). He is also young (24) so he should be able to continue to win for the next 10 years, at least. Wow!
Another funny guy is Takamisakari, Japanese wrestler from Aomori. He is much funnier than strong, and it's nice to see how much people love him.
Now that I finally understand most of the rules, I'm really enjoying this event. And the live event is much, much better than on tv.
Ah, today there was also the Emperor of Japan with his wife. My seat was right in front of him ^_^

Saturday, January 8, 2005

Omotesando - saturday afternoon

Omotesando (表参道) is the Champs-Elysee of Tokyo. It has opened the largest Louis Vuitton shop in Japan in 2003, and queues are frequent. It is one of the rare avenue of the Japanese capital to be planted with trees all its length. "Omotesando" means "front approach", and refers to the Meiji Shrine in Yoyogi Park.
During weekends, it is a little bit overcrowded. Isn't it?