Tokyo Metro Poster: The power of an avalanche

Saw this poster published by Tokyo Metro in our local station today. The caption reads “Don’t take it lightly – the energy of soil and stones”. An interesting choice, considering how unlikely landslides are in the metropolitan area. It’s probably one in a series focusing on natural disasters. I’ve not been back to Tohoku since […]

Amaryllis time-lapse in the making

We’re on day 4 of the time-lapse. All I have to do is change the camera battery every couple of days. Over 1300 photos in the series now. Looking forward to seeing the result.

Kanda River

See the full gallery on Posterous The Kanda River runs for 24km through the heart of Tokyo, passing by the north of our house. For this morning’s early-morning walk we headed east along its banks towards Ochanomizu, where one of these photos was taken. It’s amazing how much green there Is along this corridor – […]

Golden Week Holiday

See the full gallery on Posterous It’s Golden Week in Japan this week – a series of public holidays grouped together to force the population to take some decent time off. During this period, with so many businesses closed, some parts of Tokyo turn into ghost towns, with minimal traffic and a lack of office […]

Completion of 50km ‘Art of Running’ piece

See the full gallery on Posterous This past week we’ve had a special guest stay with us – Erin Beresina, writer for Competitor Magazine. Erin came over from San Diego to find out more about the iRun, and also to join me in the planning and execution of a very special 50km ‘Art of Running’ […]

Marmite Chocolate

Chocolate with a hint of marmite …mmmm! – a present from two of our good friends recently back from the UK on the occasion of our house-warming party tonight. It was the first party I’ve ever hosted, as I’ve never lived somewhere that makes a good venue. Over the past few years in Tokyo I’ve […]

Earthquake or grape-scented toilet roll?

Sitting on the toilet my mind is torn between thinking about the earthquake we’ve just had, and thinking about the fact that *Twinkle* bought grape-scented toilet paper. It really smells of grapes.

Aoyama Cemetery 青山霊園

Just nipped out of the office for a stroll down the road that runs through the centre of Aoyama Cemetery, central Tokyo.

Integration of Microblog into The Daily Mumble

Over the past few months I’ve come to love Posterous. It is, in my view, simply the easiest /most convenient way to update both my blog and social networks. A couple of weeks ago I revisited the Posterous blogging app for iPhone, and quickly grew to love it. As a result, I’ve started posting a lot […]

Yoyogi Park Hanami

See the full gallery on Posterous Lots of people doing Hanami (cherry blossom viewing party) despite Ishihara’s request for restraint. Far fewer than most years though. Average age 19. Age of oldest person in park: 23. Average queue time for toilet: 3 days. Number of people in pond: 3. Posted via email from Joseph’s posterous

Rehearsal…

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Photo: Military helicopter lands on roof of MoD, Tokyo. Docomo Tower, Mt. Fuji in background

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No Cats n’ Dogs!

One of the rules in our new building is no cats or dogs. I don’t mind though as I have my pineapple. Sent by the iTame Posted via email from Joseph’s posterous

Meguro City Hall, built 1966, has quake damage fixed with duct tape

Meguro-ku city hall is a listed building dating back over 50 years – meaning it can’t be knocked down and rebuilt. Friends of mine who work there told me how during the recent quake they thought the building was coming down. The stairwell now features some impressive cracks – cunningly fixed with duct tape. Sent […]

飯田橋三丁目

Found on the wall in the street in front of our house. Sent by the iTame Posted via email from Joseph’s posterous

Spring!

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Huge Earthquake Hits Japan

Just a quick entry to reassure people that we’re unhurt here in Tokyo. Just shaken up. You can read my somewhat garbled account of what I experienced on The Guardian website. Here’s an audioboo i posted shortly after the quake: Listen! I also posted many many links etc on Twitter. Going to try get some […]