Capital contrasts: Tokyo and Canberra – Part 2

Lake Burley Griffin at sunriseFollowing on from Capital contrasts – Part 1, since returning home from a month-long holiday in Japan, I’ve been thinking about the differences I’ve noticed between life in Australia’s capital, Canberra, and Japan’s capital, Tokyo. These differences are by no means definitive, nor supported by any evidence other than my own observations as a resident of one city, and as a visitor to the other. Continue reading

Not lost in translation – Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art

Image courtesy Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

Just like Scarlett Johansson in Lost in Translation, while my other half went off to do his Tokyo thing during a month-long stay earlier this year, I was left to wander the streets with a vague yet curious look on my face. What to do but to take myself to the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. Continue reading