For a country obsessed with rules and regulations, Japan is oddly relaxed when it comes to hygiene standards — or at least it is in regards the capital’s countless, and wonderfully comfortable, little bars and eateries. Places where cooking areas often seem as old as the septuagenarians using them, and buckets even make do as a bathrooms. And yet even those elements could arguably be deemed as minor concerns when compared to this lamp. A device that is now almost more artefact than implement.
Japanese festivals are always good value. There’s plenty of food and booze, plus more than a few things to see and do. But none of them, it would appear, are quite as much fun as using a firearm.
Or should that be anger mismanagement?
At 634 metres, Tokyo Skytree is an absolute beast. And, as a broadcasting tower, it is decidedly pragmatic rather than pretty in design. But its monstrous size does make for a fairly striking silhouette.
At the end of a long day, after another long week, post-work beers are always a well-earned treat before the last leg of what could also be a long journey home.