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Tagged With: Tokyo

CHRISTMAS Are The Japanese Christians?

JUST LOOK AT THIS PHOTO, I just got from my friend Hans and his Japanese wife Yoko: Tokyo, exploding in christmas decorations. My god, the Shopping Mall close to the Ginza looking like the „Christkindlmarkt“ in Nuremberg! Everything is artificial, no tree had to die for these basically christian decorations in a Buddhist land. No … Weiterlesen »

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The Art Of Fumiko & Hiroshi

MY FRIEND HANS, whom an unexpected and unjustified stroke of fate (because he didn’t cause it by doing anything wrong) shackles to his bed forever, told me the following story from his second fatherland Japan (his wife Yoko is Japanese and he has written most valuable books about this country): „I’m doing everything, to make … Weiterlesen »

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TRAVELS How Long Took It 100 Years Ago?

THAT’S AN INTERESTING MAP, published in autumn of 2015 by the London newspaper „Daily Mail“. It looks a bit confusing at the first glance since the colors cover the world map a bit. But at the second glance it’s easy to compare your experiences with those, who travelled the same distance in 1914 (before World … Weiterlesen »

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FOOD A Story Of Glory … (No. 49)

Jiro Ono, born not long after World War I, is a sushi chef who runs a restaurant inside a Tokyo subway station, called „Sukiyabashi Jiro“. One of the secret being the producer of the best Sushi in the world is his knowledge of rice—his rice dealer claims that he doesn’t bother to sell his best … Weiterlesen »

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LUGGAGE LABELS Collectors Corner … (No. 11)

When the „Imperial“ in Tokyo burned down in 1919, the famous US architekt Frank Lloyd Wright was commissioned to build a new hotel. He choose the „Maya Revival Style“ and constructed it so clever, that it has survived even earthquakes of a magnitude of 8,3. When it came to the question of a „modern“ luggage … Weiterlesen »

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