Comments for Tokyo Times http://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org Photographs from a small group of islands Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:26:32 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Comment on Unique Japanese office space after artists take over by Matt Talbothttp://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/japanese-office-space-after-artists-take-over/#comment-277839 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:26:32 +0000 http://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/?p=10582#comment-277839 Amazing. Thanks for sharing that. I’m blown away by the talent on show.

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Comment on Unique Japanese office space after artists take over by Leehttp://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/japanese-office-space-after-artists-take-over/#comment-277838 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:10:22 +0000 http://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/?p=10582#comment-277838 I guess so, yeah.

That sounds like an equally interesting event. The only bad thing is this one will also end in just the same way.

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Comment on Unique Japanese office space after artists take over by Theresa Amlonghttp://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/japanese-office-space-after-artists-take-over/#comment-277837 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:22:22 +0000 http://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/?p=10582#comment-277837 It’s called Installation Art, right?

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Comment on Unique Japanese office space after artists take over by Theresa Amlonghttp://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/japanese-office-space-after-artists-take-over/#comment-277836 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:18:31 +0000 http://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/?p=10582#comment-277836 I remember going to an exhibit like this before they tore down one of the old (French, I think) Embassies in Azabu. After the entire building was painted so artistically, it felt a shame to have to tear it down.

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Comment on Young Japanese woman in a dirty Tokyo alley by Leehttp://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/young-japanese-woman-in-a-dirty-tokyo-alley/#comment-277835 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:33:02 +0000 http://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/?p=10577#comment-277835 Cheers! Not the nicest of spots, is it? To be fair though, there aren’t exactly a lot of good alternatives nearby…

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Comment on Unique Japanese office space after artists take over by Leehttp://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/japanese-office-space-after-artists-take-over/#comment-277834 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:20:50 +0000 http://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/?p=10582#comment-277834 Yes, the building itself will be demolished. Surprising really, as it doesn’t seem that old at all. But I suppose that’s not all that unusual in Tokyo.

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Comment on Unique Japanese office space after artists take over by WPhttp://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/japanese-office-space-after-artists-take-over/#comment-277833 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:22:59 +0000 http://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/?p=10582#comment-277833 Wow… this looks amazing. But do you mean that the building will be demolished later, after the exhibition of this artwork?

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Comment on Unique Japanese office space after artists take over by Leehttp://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/japanese-office-space-after-artists-take-over/#comment-277832 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:24:30 +0000 http://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/?p=10582#comment-277832 It was fascinating walking round, imagining how it had once been. Some names/descriptions were still visible too, which made all the more unusual. But yeah, the colour and patterns in that room would very quickly lose their novelty factor!

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Comment on Unique Japanese office space after artists take over by Leehttp://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/japanese-office-space-after-artists-take-over/#comment-277831 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:20:06 +0000 http://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/?p=10582#comment-277831 It’d certainly brighten the classroom up. Might even motivate the kids, although that’s probably too big an ask!

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Comment on Unique Japanese office space after artists take over by Leehttp://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/japanese-office-space-after-artists-take-over/#comment-277830 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:18:54 +0000 http://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/?p=10582#comment-277830 Yeah, it was really impressive. If they did, you certainly wouldn’t be lacking talking points when guests came round!

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Comment on Tokyo’s oldest and weariest shop owner? by Leehttp://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/tokyos-oldest-shop-owner/#comment-277829 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:16:46 +0000 http://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/?p=10565#comment-277829 Some people dismiss the work element, but diet must undoubtedly be a huge factor. Something that’s backed up by the sheer number of elderly Japanese one sees terribly bent over.

That’s a lovely story about your friend. Would love to have seen the shock on the old lady’s face!

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Comment on Unique Japanese office space after artists take over by Hans Ter Horsthttp://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/japanese-office-space-after-artists-take-over/#comment-277828 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:06:17 +0000 http://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/?p=10582#comment-277828 Wow, that *is* different from the Japanese offices that I visited, Not sure if I could work in the pink – flowery office, but amazing in any case

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Comment on Young Japanese woman in a dirty Tokyo alley by Hans Ter Horsthttp://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/young-japanese-woman-in-a-dirty-tokyo-alley/#comment-277827 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:03:28 +0000 http://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/?p=10577#comment-277827 Another great shot of Japan’s underbelly :-) How desperate can you be for a smoke if you’re willing to sit down on a keg in such a dump?

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Comment on Unique Japanese office space after artists take over by Colihttp://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/japanese-office-space-after-artists-take-over/#comment-277826 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:32:45 +0000 http://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/?p=10582#comment-277826 Very cool. I want to get these people to come and do a makeover at the school I work at. :)

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Comment on Unique Japanese office space after artists take over by Martinhttp://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/japanese-office-space-after-artists-take-over/#comment-277825 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:57:17 +0000 http://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/?p=10582#comment-277825 That’s awesome! They can decorate for me anytime.

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Comment on Tokyo’s oldest and weariest shop owner? by Jeffreyhttp://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/tokyos-oldest-shop-owner/#comment-277824 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:53:45 +0000 http://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/?p=10565#comment-277824 The obvious assumption is some sort of osteoporosis. Lack of sufficient calcium in the diet and, typically, a lifetime of stoop work in rice fields caused this for a lot of women. Maybe her life before Tokyo? I think it may be a generational, geographic and historical malady. You used to see “speed skaters,” as one of my co-workers back in the ’80s called them, all the time. But as post-war diets improved and as most rice is now planted by mini- tractor, their numbers are dwindling.

Another American friend tells a great story about having a conversation with one such woman and when she finally looked up was surprised to see that she was talking with a gaijin.

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Comment on Young Japanese woman in a dirty Tokyo alley by Leehttp://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/young-japanese-woman-in-a-dirty-tokyo-alley/#comment-277823 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:30:20 +0000 http://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/?p=10577#comment-277823 Who knows, it does have something of a yellow-ish tint, doesn’t it? But what I do know is that despite being stood in a potentially guilty area, it had nothing at all to do with me!

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Comment on Young Japanese woman in a dirty Tokyo alley by Juliettehttp://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/young-japanese-woman-in-a-dirty-tokyo-alley/#comment-277822 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:29:58 +0000 http://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/?p=10577#comment-277822 I know she’s smoking, but it’s hardly getting out for some fresh air is it? And WHAT is that liquid!!?

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Comment on Tokyo’s oldest and weariest shop owner? by Leehttp://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/tokyos-oldest-shop-owner/#comment-277821 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:34:05 +0000 http://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/?p=10565#comment-277821 Yeah, I know what you mean. Seen her a few times, and every movement seems like a huge effort…

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Comment on The dude? by Leehttp://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/japanese-dude/#comment-277820 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:31:12 +0000 http://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/?p=10571#comment-277820 Haha, you win with that one!

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