Saturday, July 18, 2009

Tokyo Tower and Zojo-ji

Made a quick trip to Azabu-Juban and Roppongi area. Didn't have a lot of time but hustled to some things I could see on the map.

This is Tokyo Tower, which is an Eiffel Tower knock-off of sort; there's also an Empire State Building knock-off in town.
Zojo-ji (Temple of the Tokugawa family) with tower in background. Not a great time of day to get any detail in photos.

Small graveyard behind the temple. Some Tokugawa shoguns buried here apparently.

And these little dudes! 0.o
Ok, the number of pics here is probably overkill, but... They all have the crocheted hats and little bibs in various stages of new->disintegration; they are i think 5 rows deep; and, they line a huge perimeter. Each has a little pinwheel. Some of the elements can be accounted for by the fact that these have to do with protecting children. Nevertheless, I found it to be pretty strange stuff for a 'sacred' site.

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