Tokyo Travels

We passed this odd looking sculpture in Tokyo a few times in the last few days. I finally got an explanation as to what it is.
“Plopped atop Tokyo’s Asahi Beer building is the famous kin no unchi, Japanese for “Golden Turd.” (Locals also call it the unchi biru, aka “poop building.”) The 300-ton stainless steel sculpture designed by French architect Philippe Stark was meant to look like foam rising from a beer mug. Ah, well”

Photo by Eliot Hess

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We went to Nikko today, a small city in the mountains, north of Tokyo. That’s where the famous Shinto shrine was established in 1617.   All Shinto shrines are meant for happy times.  The shrines were magnificent structures and the grounds were beautifully landscaped.

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Time For Lunch 


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Candid Shots 


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