Monthly Archives: September 2010

Japanese days – Gion, Kyoto

27/11/2007 Wed Achieved a lot in The last few days since last entry. Spent an entire day at Gion, a region in Kyoto not far from us which seems mainly for Japanese locals. Originally it was a Geisha region but … Continue reading

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Japanese days – Last days in Kyoto

01/12/2007 Saturday   Back in Tokyo after two weeks in Kyoto. Some last minute photos and then we checked out of the hotel and got a taxi to the station. There we had a meal in the hi tech architecture … Continue reading

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Japanese Days – Back in Tokyo and hot sake

02/12/2007 Sunday   Back in Tokyo. Spent most of yesterday resting at home, then in the evening went out and found a cheap nearby restaurant which served up huge portions of Japanese food. Walked further on  to a bridge which … Continue reading

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Japanese Days – Asakusa

04/12/2007 Tuesday.   Today we went to Asakusa. We didn’t really know what to do with ourselves and after sending a parcel to someone in Moscow we decided to go there for the rest of the day. Cold and crowded … Continue reading

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Japanese days – Izu Osezaki Peninsular

09/12/2007 Sunday,   Just returned from the Izu Osezaki Peninsular where I went diving. The diving experience is something else but the place where we were diving was extremely beautiful and I and Natasha made the most of it, filming … Continue reading

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Japanese days – Outings, Galleries, Museums and Filming

11/12/2007Reading articles about Japanese Film Directors and these relation to western film  and Japanese society.   Yesterday walked around a park not far from where Basho spent much of his time in Tokyo and not far from where we live. … Continue reading

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Japanese Days – Meetings in Tokyo

15/12/2007Day before yesterday went to Shinjuka after meeting with Ulia, a relative of one of Natasha’s students. Shinshuka is about ten stops up from us on the Maronouchi Line. She took us there and showed us where there was a … Continue reading

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Japanese days – Checking filming locations

16/12/2007   Met with Michiko yesterday and we walked around with Natasha and myself for a couple of hours and then visited the Rikugien Gardens in Tokyo. It is lit up at night in such away that the trees and … Continue reading

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Japanese Days Part 2

Japanese Days 2 22/12/2007 Saturday Yesterday we went to Kamakura, the medieval city which was the basis for Edo which later became Tokyo. Its about an hours Journey from the centre and turned out much simpler to get there than … Continue reading

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