Hello from Japan. Please have patience with my blog information and photo uploading. When I sign-in to the Blog the language changes to Japanese Kanji and I have no idea what it says. Fortunately, the blog format is the same. I just need to remember how to do everything. It's beautiful here, warm 75 degree weather, hectic and some times I find myself in sensory overload. The many parks provide respite. This is a short message. We're off to Kamakura today.
The Buddhist Asakusa Kannon Temple founded in AD 628, is also known as the Senso-Ji Temple. This view looks out from the Temple doors toward a market arcade. I had them stamp my journal for 300Y - red stamps with black ink calligraphy to designate that I was there.
Here's a view of the Tokyo from the 52nd floor of the Mori Tower. The 360 degree view from the observation floor showed thelayout of the city, the blocks and blocks of sky scrapers as far as the eye can see and the haze of air pollution. On a clear day, you can see Mt Fuji but not this day.