A Sunday morning in Tokyo

Went for a walk on this Sunday morning. Today was the Tokyo Marathon. It is a flat 42- kilometer course. Walked about an 8-mile round trip through Shinigawa to Osaki and did a little shopping. Today is a blog of photos from the morning.

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My husband and I were both born and raised in Kansas, but for the past 20+ years we have been living in Atlanta, Georgia. Now, with our children grown and out of the house, we have the opportunity to spend two years living in Tokyo. My husband will be working with the Japanese counterpart to his American company. UPDATE 2023... After 4-1/2 years in Tokyo, we returned to Atlanta. Now we are heading to London for a three year job assignment!

3 thoughts on “A Sunday morning in Tokyo”

  1. I thought of this the other day and thought I’d wait till a more opportune time to ask. It struck me that often when we see Asians from elsewhere visiting the United States, they have their cameras and take pictures of EVERYTHING, to the point it’s become a running joke. So I wondered since their electronics is miles ahead of ours over there, do they still take a lot of pictures at home? Do you see people (besides yourselves) taking pics much? Are they obsessed with their phones and always have their heads down looking at them like we are here in the States? And do they look at you oddly as if wondering what in the world you’re taking pics of, lol? Perhaps, when they’re visiting over here, they’re taking pictures for a blog, sharing their experiences with all their friends back home that’s living vicariously through them! 😉

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    1. … And, we had this same conversation yesterday as we were walking along taking pictures. Yes… they take lots of photos here too. I have seen Japanese people here just suddenly stop on the sidewalk and take a photo. They don’t seem to think it unusual at all that we are taking photos of random things. We stopped and took a photo of a bicycle storage area outside of an apartment building. Seems like a silly thing to take a photo of, but something we aren’t used to seeing in the US. No one gave us a second glance.

      Also… yes! They are as obsessed with their phones as we are. Lol… on the subway everyone pulls out their smart phone and scrolls through whatever… hunched over their phones the whole time. But, no phone conversations on the trains. They even make announcements about it… to turn your phone to silent. No excess noise here. Lol… some apartment buildings won’t let you have musical instruments because they don’t want the noise. My vacuum cleaner has a “quiet” mode! Lol.


      1. NO MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS??? As much as they produce prodigies??? I imagine classes and classes and classes of Suzuki classes everywhere! So, I guess you don’t want to show them how well you once played? 😉


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