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so it was halloween 
2nd-Dec-2009 10:03 pm

I don't have that many photos for you now. That saturday we slept very long and then slowly made our way to Odaiba in the afternoon. It's an artificial island in the bay, with many cool shops, a beach, a big arcade amusement park thing and there is more too. There was this big gathering of dancers when we arrived, but we couldn't figure out what kind of dancing it was. Looked kindof Chinese...

Later at night we met up with Jun in Roppongi and went to a big halloween party at a club there. It was fun! We didn't dress up at all though. Sam, Lolo and Hugo left early, but I stayed the whole night with Jun. I remember thinking it was really bizarre when we finally exited in the morning. Roppongi is an area with many clubs, and a lot of gaijin (foreigners). I usually don't like much to go there because there are always these aggressive black guys trying to get you to enter into the strip clubs, and the feeling of the area is generally really different from the rest of Tokyo. Japanese people get super drunk, but they don't get aggressive the same way a lot of Westerners do, so the area always feels different and...like i said, more aggressive. Anyway, the atmosphere in the streets that morning before the metro started running was really bizarre. There were people in funny halloween costumes hanging out/passed out/running about everywhere. I felt like I was somewhere not real. Wish I would have had my camera there, but I don't bring that to party...

2nd-Dec-2009 09:13 pm (UTC)
That dance looks pretty :)

& I love the last photo!
5th-Dec-2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
It was...interesting!

And thanks ^^
2nd-Dec-2009 09:28 pm (UTC)
This pictures are so romantic somehow.
5th-Dec-2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
Odaiba is known to be a romantic place ^^
2nd-Dec-2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
wow, cool pics!
5th-Dec-2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
thank you!
2nd-Dec-2009 11:17 pm (UTC)
Beautiful and interesting. You should get an inexpensive digital to put in your pocket when you don't want to bring the good one. With your talent you could still take awesome shots wit a cheap camera.
5th-Dec-2009 05:09 pm (UTC)
Yes! Will that be my Xmas present from you then?:p
8th-Dec-2009 08:11 am (UTC) - Christmas Present
Markus - I will gladly supply you with a cheap small digital camera for you to take when you go out partying. Your photography is excellent and I hope you will use it ! Contact me privately to arrange the details. Simon.
3rd-Dec-2009 05:20 am (UTC)
this is random, but you should visit New Orleans.
I think you'd like it! :D
5th-Dec-2009 05:10 pm (UTC)
One day! ^^
3rd-Dec-2009 01:14 pm (UTC)
Interesting, I had no idea the Japanese celebrated Halloween. Cool pictures!
5th-Dec-2009 05:10 pm (UTC)
Well they don't have any traditions really, it's more commercial. And it's a good excuse for theme parties.
3rd-Dec-2009 09:24 pm (UTC)
Did you get a full shot of that statue in the last pic or was it too big? Did you go to any Chinatowns? o.O
5th-Dec-2009 05:11 pm (UTC)
It's a smaller version of the Statue of Liberty, and a copy of the one not far from where I live here in Paris :)

Hmm no, unless you count Ueno...
11th-Dec-2009 11:10 pm (UTC)
Wonderful set - I <3 your pics of Japan
16th-Jan-2010 09:09 pm (UTC)
Love this series of shots. very quiet soft, a touch of loneliness or melancholy kind of lies over them like the end of summer. beautiful work.