A Tour through Tokyo Via Haiku: Shibuya and Shinjuku

SHIBUYA Zebra stripes and the night Play hopscotch in a crowd, Endlessly till dawn. According  to Tripadvisor there are over 5,000 bars and restaurants in Shibuya.  It’s an endless stimulation of lights, colors, and crowds, all swirling about at such rapid speeds.  Lost in Translation shot several scenes with Shibuya Crossing as the backdrop, the … Continue reading A Tour through Tokyo Via Haiku: Shibuya and Shinjuku

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

Seven Wonders of Oregon Part II: The Columbia River Gorge

Think of a town living in the hall of a mountain king.  Where in it’s shadow people spend their days picking peaches and cherries.  Juice running between cracks in fingers, the crevices of hands stained crimson. Where waterfalls roar within a mile of your doorstep, mists coating rock walls cool and damp to the touch, … Continue reading Seven Wonders of Oregon Part II: The Columbia River Gorge