A Tour through Tokyo Via Haiku: Shimokitazawa, Ginza, and Harajuku

SHIMOKITAZAWA Cool kid on the block Standing in vintage high tops, Espresso in hand. We arrived in Shimokitazawa station at 10:00am on a Saturday, figuring we’d spend a lazy morning going in and out of coffee shops and browsing vintage stores.  That plan was quickly foiled.  The whole neighborhood is closed until noon, which led … Continue reading A Tour through Tokyo Via Haiku: Shimokitazawa, Ginza, and Harajuku

A Tour Through Tokyo Via Haiku: The Metro, The Fish Market, and the Gardens

TOKYO METRO A polite hussle Moving in silent masses Train calls cut the air. There’s a weekday uniform on Tokyo’s subways.  Every man is wearing a white button down with black slacks — that’s just what they wear, regardless of age or profession.  One man, however, is wearing navy pants.  I wonder if this means … Continue reading A Tour Through Tokyo Via Haiku: The Metro, The Fish Market, and the Gardens