Posted by: skyward | December 8, 2009

Visiting “Shitamachi”

Despite the daily grind, I carve out time for our weekend family outings.  We’re perpetual travelers navigating the unfamiliar world …. and having lots of fun along the way. 

Our new home is in an admittedly snobbish part of Tokyo.  That’s why we find it refreshing to venture out to more down-to-earth places, like we did this last Sunday: we visited a train museum.  Here are some photos, not from the museum itself but from the surrounding community:

The last one is from a pawn shop.  I have chosen this photo, thinking that it might make some Japanese readers feel nostalgic.  (Remember the “Pink Lady,” anyone?)

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