This photo post covers life in Tokyo since A Week in Tokyo 66. Spent a week in Shanghai before arriving back in Tokyo to prepare for a long trip abroad to France, Germany and Los Angeles.
Needed to do a load of prep work before the trip so I reduced the amount of external meetings down to a bare minimum - which is why this post is full of food pics taken around my local area ^^;
I was going to initially write A Week in Tokyo covering everything that's been happening since I got back from LA but didn't want to leave a gaping hole in my life - this series enables me make a record of what I've been doing in life throughout the years and helps me reflect on the past so that I can make the necessary changes for the future.
First photo - Roppongi station darker than usual. The sign with the smiley light bulb lets folks know that the station is running on reduced electricity consumption. The keyword here is "Setsuden" 節電] meaning "to conserve electricity." Ever since the Kanto Tohoku Earthquake, after the reactors went on the blink, folks in the East of Japan have been making efforts to reduce electricity consumption - most shops and restaurants will display a sign to this effect.
An evening at Lalaport toyosu while we wait for our house to be gassed. Lalaport also on Setsuden mode.
figma Mirai Suenaga looks after my wide angle lens so that it doesn't get stolen like the last one did ><
At the Sony Computer Science Labs. Been helping them come up with the official character for Kadecot illustrated by Shirahane Nao.
My man Chris works at home in Saitama which is a 2 hour commute into the office. Does not make sense to make him commute 4 hours a day so he works at home and we communicate with Skype. He does come in from time to time when we need to go over plans of how we are going to take down the Death Star.
Final meeting at Dentsu to go over the nitty gritty for the talk that Akira Kagami and I are going to give at Cannes Lions.
Cute little fella - yours for only 339986 yen. How much do dogs generally cost in your neck of the woods?
About to pass through the ETC (Electronic Toll Collection) before getting on the highway. It says 700 yen here but after you passed, the ETC unit installed in our car will tell us the actual amount deducted. There are usually discounts on weekends.
Then it was off for a full circle around the globe. First leg of the journey in the Tokyo to France photo post.
Then its back to Tokyo after 3 weeks of being away - the journey back is photo documented in the Tokyo Arrival 4 post. Will catch up with whats been going on since I got back soon. In the meantime, previous A Week in Tokyo posts listed up below.