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Japan Tokyo Skytree Soba

28 October 2019

Sky Soba

Walking to the Skytree to eat hot soba

Not many photos tonight. All I did was walk from Ueno to the Skytree and back and eat some delicious hot soba in a foodcourt. I like foodcourts, I get to be among the people, I get to sit near people that immediately, and silently pick up their trays and move somewhere else to eat. Even if I am 2 tables over. So welcoming of them to give me a bit of space.

You may also have heard that Tokyo is hosting the Olympics next year. Well not all of it, some of the distance running and walking events have been moved to Sapporo due to the heat of the Tokyo summer. Anyway, to indoctrinate the population to accept the massive bill, the main government broadcaster now plays Olympic propaganda films on repeat.

First there was a great Japanese history lasting 20,000 years. Then many great gold medal winning athletes who were bombed in Hiroshima started training while the bomb was still going off. Their dreams were answered, when Tokyo hosted the Olympics in 1964, the world was made to apologise for war atrocities. Then nothing much happened for a while. Chairman Shinzo Abe re-ascended. Children again found the will to start training. A new Emperor announced the re imperialisation of Japan, with the Reiwa era of COMPLIANCE. Athletes agreed to comply. And now soon it will all culminate in Tokyo 2020, when the world will apologise once again.

I am very certain my translation of the events in these documentaries is 100% accurate.

Japan-Tokyo-Skytree-Soba - Here is one of the shopping streets in Asakusa, near the shrine. I go here regularly when I visit. I like all the small stores selling traditional war

Here is one of the shopping streets in Asakusa, near the shrine. I go here regularly when I visit. I like all the small stores selling traditional wares. I buy nothing of course. My favorite shop this evening was selling nothing except for blue aprons for people that slice fish. That is all the entire store had for sale.


Japan-Tokyo-Skytree-Soba - Pissing in public is a big problem in Japan. These signs are particularly prominent in car parks, reminding drunk guys returning to their cars not to

Pissing in public is a big problem in Japan. These signs are particularly prominent in car parks, reminding drunk guys returning to their cars not to piss and drive.


Japan-Tokyo-Skytree-Soba - Shrine. Seen it before, at least 4 times before.

Shrine. Seen it before, at least 4 times before.


Japan-Tokyo-Skytree-Soba - I was not even going to take a photo of the Skytree, but I liked the station lighting at the bottom of it.

I was not even going to take a photo of the Skytree, but I liked the station lighting at the bottom of it.


Japan-Tokyo-Skytree-Soba - And here is my delicious dinner, featuring hot soba and some tempura vegetables. Right now I am enjoying mandarin slices in white flavourless calorie

And here is my delicious dinner, featuring hot soba and some tempura vegetables. Right now I am enjoying mandarin slices in white flavourless calorie free jelly for dessert.


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