Harajuku Crowds

Most people who have visited Japan are familiar with this street in this photo – Takeshita-dori in Harajuku.  Lined with dozens of small boutiques, stands, fast-food stores, and cafes, it's a popular destination for the younger crowd (and tourists) in Tokyo.  

I actually took this image on the day of the yellow sand storm a few weeks back – fortunately I was not caught in the middle of this crowd when the storm brewed, and I scarpered as soon I saw the clouds building up.

It's been an odd weekend for me – most of it slept away.  Had to go in to work on Saturday, then came home and fell asleep around 5PM to next morning.  This morning went out for taichi, then came home and slept again!  And I'm still tired, not sure why… I'm actually looking forward to getting back to bed as I type this out.

Tomorrow's back to work, so enjoy the rest of your Sunday, wherever you are.  🙂

Settings: D800E / 105mm / f4 / ISO 100 / 1/200s

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  • April 7, 2013 - 12:51 | Permalink

    Tired all the time has been my reality for longer than I care to admit 🙁

  • April 7, 2013 - 12:55 | Permalink

    Are you also finding yourself sleeping in for longer than you would like +Thomas Paris ? I don't mind the occasional sleep-in, but too much and it starts feeling like wasted time.  🙁

  • April 7, 2013 - 12:57 | Permalink

    I wish I was able to sleep longer. But more importantly, I wish I could feel rested when I wake up.

    Oh and I do remember that street very well 😉

  • April 7, 2013 - 13:08 | Permalink

    Yes, that's it exactly +Thomas Paris – given all the sleep I've had, I wish I felt more rested, so I sympathize.  I hope our quality of sleep will improve!
    I'm not not surprised you remember this street – I don't think anyone who's been there is likely to forget it 😉

  • April 7, 2013 - 13:11 | Permalink

    Fortunately, I do remember a few other places in Japan. But I might get a chance to refresh those memories soonish. Probably not this year, but I might be coming your way next year. A friend will be working for a year at the French embassy, giving me the perfect excuse to come back 😉

  • April 7, 2013 - 13:14 | Permalink

    Ah, I hope you can make it +Thomas Paris !  Would definitely be good to meet you in person, and see how much French I've forgotten 😉

  • April 7, 2013 - 14:15 | Permalink

    We could switch to French right away 😉

  • April 7, 2013 - 14:26 | Permalink


  • April 7, 2013 - 23:35 | Permalink

    +Thomas Paris , I'm not so good at writing it out (would have to depend on google translate), but I think I can understand most of what you write if you choose to do so.  Actually out of curiosity, which language do you prefer to write in?

  • April 7, 2013 - 23:37 | Permalink

    +???? , please try "???????" :p

  • April 8, 2013 - 04:28 | Permalink

    I'm comfortable writing English, thanks for asking. Wish I could say the same about Japanese. I've already forgotten so much of what little I used to know…

  • April 8, 2013 - 23:23 | Permalink

    At least you have the excuse of not living here +Thomas Paris – I've been here 10+ years, and still barely speak the language >_<

  • April 9, 2013 - 04:29 | Permalink

    Lol +Jeff Matsuya 🙂

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