Monthly Archives: July 2014

yasukuni shrine

[a continuation from the previous post on the east imperial garden] from the east garden, one can walk through the kitanomaru koen to reach (notice the schoolgirls with yellow umbrellas walking out from a nearby school, under the daiichi torii) … Continue reading

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imperial gardens east

after the previous evening where I’d gotten lost at shinjuku, i needed a bit of quiet and headed to the east imperial gardens. it was drizzling slightly, which perhaps added to the dreamy romance of the gardens. being summer, the … Continue reading

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tokyu hands

“Tokyu Hands, the department store with everything for the home you ever wanted…” -Protagonist, in Murakami’s Dance Dance Dance. in my case, the home office. after having once lugged a souvenir pint glass and a christmas market hot chocolate mug … Continue reading

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pretty ethnic clothing: the yukata

this is the last of a 3-part series on ethnic clothing, this time, focusing on the yukata, the summer kimono. how i ended up in a yukata was serendipitous. it was my last day in japan, and i had a … Continue reading

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pretty ethnic clothing: the cheongsam

this is the second of a 3-part series on ethnic clothing. i love the cheongsam. the love affair started with my elderly aunt, who used to wear cheongsam or cheongsam-inspired clothes both to work and for major festivities. then i … Continue reading

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pretty ethnic clothing: the saree

the first of a 3-part series of narcissistic posts on ethnic clothing, starting with the saree, which i wore to work yesterday (see pictures in previous post!) i bought this cotton linen one from colombo, sri lanka. it is dyed … Continue reading

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racial harmony day 2014

we were invited to dress [up] in ethnic wear in celebration of racial harmony. (not sure how long i can keep these photos up, depending on how open my colleagues are to online privacy) some of my closest friends for … Continue reading

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