More sights of the last Tokyo trip. Even though it might look like some tourist lookbook, a lot of people is still asking me about Tokyo, how it looks, how is it and everything in between. My photos show my experience and my trip.
The Meiji shrine was originally built in 1912 to honor the Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shōken. Destroyed during World War 2, it was rebuilt in 1958 through a public fund. An amazing area with amazing vegetation, the shrine itself, and a sense of peace all around. This is the entrance, made out of wood.
Good look checking the subway and train map. After a week I was still lost looking at this, trying to convince myself I could read japanese. The subway and train crew barely speak english but are really really helpful and do their best to understand. I got the wrong train only once in a week.
Food condiments. The only think I bought in Tokyo for NY was some vegetable sauce. Its the only think I knew what it was, and because a friend told me to look for “vegetables printed in the label”. Check the nice bottles in the picture, and even thou they look amazing, I have no idea what those are.
The face of many japanese people when they were seeing the “Mia” tee was priceless. In Japan looks like having a dog is seen as a weird habit, although they do love animals. I just saw a couple dogs in the street during the whole week I spent there.
If you have been following my Instagram (ivanskulls) you know I did a special SKULLS lookbook for Japan accounts and fam. I played around Tokyo leaving the lookbook in crowded areas, malls and stores without telling anyone. This statue might still hold the catalog, but having in mind this is the busiest crossing in Harajuku (Hopefully Im right), I want to assume some japanese has it.
I met Jima several years ago in Barcelona, when he visited for the first time and skated with us for months. A true character, a kind guy, an authentic skateboarder. In 2009 he had a baby called Lima. I met him in Tokyo when that baby was barely 2 months old. Now, she is about 3 years old and a beautiful lady in the making.
Ever since I made it to NY Im into Soy lattes. Everyday I enjoy a cup of coffee, and Tokyo couldnt be less. Starbucks copycats everywhere, but coffee was delicious everywhere.
This lady right here, besides being the model for the acclaimed “Sandra” tee that dropped in november 2011, is a great friend who has a lot ready under his sleeve: A new brand launching in 2013 for ladies, some interesting projects in Spain and a line of customized apparel. Oh, did I say she can choke you out easily?
These tablets are hung in shrines and temples by people asking to get their desires accomplished. For some reason, a fading desire was all that caught my eye…