Around the globe, ASIA, Fashion, Food, Japan, Tokyo, Uncategorized

Greetings from the future

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GLASSES markets of Tokyo // SWEATER Berskha // JEANS Stella McCartney, vintage // STRAW TOTE markets of Bali

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Blinkende lys, jenter i pikekostymer og uendelig elektronikk. I går utforsket vi utallige forskjellige områder i Tokyo, blant annet Takenotsuka, Hibiya og Asakusa. Vi fikk også muligheten til å dra til fascinerende “Akihabara”, som er kjent som elektronikkbyen av Tokyo. Her kan man kjøpe ALT en kan tenke seg av elektronikk, til en riktig så god penge.  Akihabara er en hver gamers paradis, da det finnes etasjer på etasjer med spillarkader og forskjellige utsalg av spillkonsoller og disker. Akihabara er, som sagt, elektronikkbyen av Tokyo. De andre distriktene har igjen andre temaer, noe jeg finner veldig fascinerende. Du finner ikke samme type by to plasser. Shinjuku fokuserer på mat, Harajuku på mote (derav Takeshita-gaten på cosplay) og Shibuya på shopping og business. Veldig snålt.

Etter en dag pakket full med slitsomme (men kule) inntrykk avsluttet vi en kjempefin dag på restaurant med lokale familievenner av Elise. Vi ble tatt med ut på middag på toppen av Hibiya, og nøt tradisjonell middag i Japansk stil. Jeg kommer aldri til å glemme den varmen vi fikk fra Fusako og familien hennes i går, etter de viste oss rundt i Tokyo hele dagen og viste oss det beste av japansk kultur.

Ha en super dag, dere. Klem, M

// Buzzling lights, girls in maid costumes and never ending electro stories. We spent the day yesterday in lots of different districts (Takenotsuka, Hibiya, Asakusa, etc.), and got the chance to explore this cool area; Akihabara, which is known as the “electric town” of Tokyo. Here, you can buy any electronic device you can think of, including gaming accessories and house holding necessities. Akihabara is a really fascinating place. For most people, it is known as the gamers paradise, with tons of arcades and gamer themed cafés. For all of you geeks out there, you will be pleased to know that any gaming devices,old movies and rare games, nintendo phenomenons and merchandises can be bought here. There are multiple places dedicated to the pokémon culture, and cosplay kids wander around every corner. If theres one thing that has truly fascinated me with Tokyo by now, it is how every district has its very own theme. Akihabara is, as said, the electronic town; while Shinjuku is more focused on food, Harajuku on fashion and Shibuya on shopping and business. You will not find the same type of people and culture in more than one place. Very weird.

After a day packed with lots of exhausting (but awesome) impressions, we sat down for dinner with the warmest, kindest, sweetest local family of all time. Back in Norway, some years ago, a woman called Keiko worked at the farm of Elise’s family in Trondheim. Now, years later, we got to meet her daughter Fusako, and her family here in Tokyo. They showed us around the city and gave us a truly memorable night with local dining overlooking the Japanese skyline of Hibiya, with trains passing every second. I will never forget yesterday evening. The kind of warmth you get from Japanese people is rare, and this family was no exeption. Thank you so much, Fusako, for showing us Japan from such a real view.

Have a very good day, guys. Hugs, M

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