Sunday, December 24, 2006

Harajuku & Shibuya

Pictures from my day in Harajuku & Shibuya.

Entering the gate to Meiji Jingu Shrine in Shibuya.

A happy couple posing for wedding pictures.

On the plus side, being hunched over is a time-saver when living in a bowing society.

Derek takes a squat. I should mention that many of these shots are from his handiwork. Between the two of us, not many photographs go untaken.

Another happy couple strolls into marriage.

The wedding procession.

A brief rest.

I took the man up on his offer.

We then exchanged cards.

On Takeshita Dori--a fine place to window shop and people watch.

On the corner of Meiji, looking up Omotesando road. A very popular place to shop.

Also, a very wealthy area. One of a half dozen Lamborghini's spotted today.

A plethora of wondrous Izod sweaters were to be found at the Chicago second hand store. Our thrift stores are combed over for these fine linens, which are transported back to Japan to be sold at premium prices.

This is the vending machine capital of the world.

Hachiko crossing, one of the most famous landmarks in Japan. It's all cars until the lights change, and then it's all people. Pretty cool to see in person.

In Japan, it's common to see 'little people' used as pack mules for long shopping trips.

Lost in the crowd.

Not a kid's meal.

These gals were putting on quite the show as we made our way to the train station to return home.

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