Sunday, September 20, 2009

photo safari

Greetings from Tokyo! This street is about a five minute walk from my hotel in shinjuku. The lights, sounds, and people are amazing here. Not speaking any Japanese at all (not that I speak a great deal of cantonese), I've had to rely on the kindness of strangers to navigate. And everyone, I mean everyone, has been more than helpful and patient. From people telling me the fare for the subway, to the guy at BEAMS walking me to BEAMS T, rather than just showing me on my map (he did have a chuckle when I showed him the superfuture map-I think he sees it a lot); everyone is super nice here.

At first I thought it was funny that Mr. Lee Jones would endorse coffee. Then I tried it. It is boss. Iced coffee is my new vice, I think. Good thing there's vending machines all over the place...

Ciaopanic is probably the greatest surprise (shopping wise) here in Japan. I never heard of the store/brand before, but it's great. Much more affordable than most of the big names here, Ciaopanic does a great job of mixing workwear, streetwear, and functional gear. I don't really understand the name, but I do like the clothes. If you stay tuned, I might even show you what I bought.

The Neighborhood storefront in Harajuku. If you look closely in the window, you can see my cousin and I. (He's the guy in the yellow Uniqlo plaid)

I wonder why this place caught my eye...


Obligatory sushi conveyor belt shot.

I told you I like to eat.

I wish I could show you guys all the great interiors and clothes I can't afford, but this is the general sentiment on in-store photography here.

More of what I bought and my thoughts on Tokyo to come...

4 comments:

stylewithbenefits said...

Great photos! Tommy Lee doesn't look too thrilled to be endorsing that iced coffee. Haha.

A TIME TO GET said...

Third favorite city in the world. (sorry. The D didn't quite make the list).

Anonymous said...

hi dude is your kanken the classic size?

jon said...

Anon:

Yup.

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