Tokyo

Pre-season at Zushi beach starts with group tanning

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Summer in Tokyo is glorious, especially at the beach. Officially June is still rainy season, but there’s always a few beach days between the monsoons. This four-some is prepping for the beach season with mid-day tanning, while I cower under the UV tent. Trying out a new “rugged” point and shoot with zoom.

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Tokyo Rainbow Parade: Sunday April 27, starting in Yoyogi park

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Tokyo’s LGBT parade will take place on Sunday, April 27 this year. Here’s information about the parade, and also about Rainbow Week, which extends across the public holiday. See you in Yoyogi park!

The mascot is a flying squirrel that lives in Shinjuku named Tobe. The name combines the Japanese word “fly” (飛ぶ) and the English word “to be” signifying personal expression.

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Vice Fairy offers directory of Tokyo summer fireworks

I love everything to do with yankiis. Think big blond hair and maybe too much make-up. Chunky jewelry and glitter skulls and bones. So I was delighted to see Vice Fairy brand promoting their summer yukatas with a full schedule of the Tokyo fireworks season.

The husband gagged when he saw this image. It reminds me of John Waters saying that, for him as a filmmaker, an audience member’s vomiting is like a standing ovation.

J-Village is former soccer training center now nuke clean-up base

What was I expecting? Somehow these white suits and the plastic booties on top of the worker’s New Balance tennis shoes don’t seem nearly protective enough for nuclear power plant cleanup. These photos are from J-Village, a soccer training camp converted into operations base for cleaning up Fukushima. I worry about these men at this toxic disaster that used to power Tokyo.