If you missed the first one it was few weeks ago : Everyday Life in Japan 1. Here we go again for a big mix :
End of Hanami :
Meguro river was a must during night time with a cool mood.
Maybe the second time I can see a 2CV Citroen French car in Japan. The same model my dad had. Best car ever!:D
This one has a good second life.
Last Sakura photo of the year, in Shibuya after work :
I am still looking for a DSLR : cheap, good, easy for beginner and not big!... well for now the Pentax K-m seemed to be the best choice.
This is a special series : military green, only 1000 pieces if I remember well. But Nikon is just launching the D5000 and if it is a little bit more pricey, it matches my wishes and more (with a video mode but not sure about the quality). I have to check it by myself. You can read a review about it on kirainet.com, by Hector, The Geek in Japan.
We don't see so much homeless people in Japan, for 2 reasons : they are fewer than in many western countries and they tend to have their own places in some parks or along the rivers. I can see this everyday though :
I don't know what was his job before but I think he did quite a good job building this...
To get rid of some unused stuff costs money in Japan, you have to pay to throw a bike for example, I guess some dudes refuse that and just throw them in the canal!
As the level of the water was unusually low, a dozen of bikes reappeared here...
Sayoko and I went to the Theo Jensen exhibition.
He is an artist and as well an engineer, his work is stunning.
But they should have organized this in a much larger place and outdoor.
We could have a taste of his art but did not enjoy a full experience like we can see on the videos.
Same day in Hibiya Koen, suddenly surrounded by young maids everywhere!
An Otaku dream!(Sorry I was too shy to take more pictures...)
They were actually waiting for a boys band concert... Can't remember the name.
Finally we have an optical fiber line at home, called here Hikari (å…‰) so now we can enjoy a 1Gbps speed connection! Nothing unusual in Japan, pioneer in optical fiber.
The guys installed the cable in less than one hour. If we want to move to a new location they have to come back to remove it!
La Machine was in Yokohama, it was simply awesome.
Many bloggers wrote about it, interesting is that French bloggers present it as a French show and the Anglophones as a show from Liverpool. I think the truth is in between...
Anyway it was an impressive performance.
Apart from the giant mechanics spiders, musicians were playing live installed in some mobile platforms.
I took a load of photos (like everybody) : La Machine : Enjoy! If you have the chance the show comes to your city, don't miss it!