Tokyo : Harajuku - A pictorial

Harajuku is renown for it's unique and really cool street fashion. A fashion capital as well as shopping district for young people who seek affordable fashion and for those who are brand conscious. Every Sunday, young people will dressed in cosplay and gather at Jingu bridge near the entrance of Meiji Shrine. But unfortunately I went there during winter so there were very few cosplayers at Jingu bridge. This is purely a pictorial post. 

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Tokyo : Meiji Shrine

Destroyed in an air raid in 1945, reconstructed and it's indistinguishable from the original, this is the Meiji Shrine. Dedicated in the memory of Emperor Meiji and his wife Empress Shōken. Meiji shrine is conveniently located right next to the Harajuku station. As you exit the station, turn left and walk about 30 meters till you reach the JR bridge, a free zone where performance artist and youngsters dress up as their favourite manga and anime characters. Turn right and you'll be greeted by this giant torii. Welcome to Meiji Shrine! 

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Tokyo : Asakusa

Asakusa is the major entertainment district in Tokyo but to the tourists, it is famous for the temple with the ginomous lantern called Sensō-ji. This area was largely damaged during WWII by US bombing raids but it was rebuilt. It is a must see place when you are in Tokyo. Very easy to get here. Simply take the Tokyo Metro Ginza line and get off at Asakusa station. And while you are here, you can walk over to check out the new Tokyo Skytree located across the river. Will post that up on my later photo blog on my 2013 winter trip. 

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Tokyo : Shooting lil' Shin chan in Yokohama

With Shin chan's doggie in Yokohama. I've been so busy I didn't have time to blog bout my trip. 

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Tokyo : Imperial Palace

Tokyo Imperial Palace. The sight of it alone can bring you hundreds of years back in time. It is located in a huge park area very near to Tokyo Station. But before that, I gotta have my brunch in Shinagawa-ku with Junko. Today I just take it easy and chill. 

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Tokyo : Shinjuku

Shinjuku, a major commercial and administrative hub where the busiest train station can be found in world; the Shinjuku Station. With a population density of estimated 17,000 persons per km sq. The Shinjuku station is the epicenter of the ward. Surrounded by hotels, department stores, electronic shops, camera shops, restaurants, bars, the list is long! This place alone is so huge that it may take up to weeks to explore. I'm definitely going back there again the next time I hit Tokyo. 

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Tokyo : Day 1

JAPAN. The place I've always dreamt of going. And yes I finally made it there last winter. The birth place of Doraemon, a hundred years from now (Doraemon is a robot meow from the future, remember?), Ultraman and Gundam! A place so amazing that every where you turn there's something to take a picture of! Last winter I spent 13 days in Tokyo, catching up with my close friend Junko Yamamoto and did a few photography assignments while I was there. This is day 1 of my journey in sushi land.  =o)

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Sydney : Last Day

Time really pass. It's already my last day in Sydney. Lets make the best of it. Started the day checking out some souvenir shops around The Rocks and later got pickup up by a friend Noel who recently migrated to Sydney. 

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Sydney : The Night Out

I know everyone will ask, "Where are the party pix?"

Well, I only went to one club and it's called Mr B. located on Pitt St. It's a pretty nice place to chill. Nice music and lots of Asians. Thanks Hannah and Aaron for bringing us to your regular hang out place.  =o)

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Sydney : Vivid Sydney 2012

Every early winter of Sydney marks the time of the year where the city itself gets transformed into canvas. Vivid Sydney is ranked world top 10 global idea festival by the Guardian newspaper in the UK. I had a chance to experience part of it when I was there. Too bad I didn't get to check out all the locations though. All shots taken hand held. 

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