Few Snaps – Tokyo: June is Hydrangea Month

June is Hydrangea month in Japan and I thought I’d better post the few pictures I took while I was walking around Tokyo before June actually ends.

These hydrangeas were in Nihonbashi in front of a shop(but I forgot what) next to a fly-over high-way. I loved how it was so developed in the area and then you just find a bunch hydrangea plants just blossoming in the centre of it all. Kudos to the owner of that shop!

20170610_162713.jpg

20170610_162728.jpg

20170610_162725.jpg

It’s great that I managed to catch some that weren’t fully blooming yet below. I ended up in this area since I went the opposite direction of where Nippori Textile Town was for fabric! I’m so glad I did since this was such a beautiful and livable neighbourhood, which ironically also has some touristy shops.

20170612_173008.jpg

20170612_172920.jpg

I love these homely streets, this neighbourhood had everything for a family living nearby! It had a family grocer, family laundrettes, family dry-cleaners, family Western restaurant, family butchers, family whatever; it was so perfect in its own way and so untouched!

20170612_173126.jpg

20170612_172912.jpg


 

These flowers I found in Nihonbashi, but I’m not sure what these flowers are called. I tried Googling it, but totally failed.

20170610_161251.jpg

Caught them in a Gif while the wind blew.

flowers

20170610_161234.jpg

I was actually at Nihonbashi to buy artisanal make-up brushes from Edoya, but it was closed so I walked to the nearby department store instead which was the original main Mitsukoshi store. Below is the newest building of the Mitsukoshi store.

20170610_163305

It was actually a few stretch of buildings before I ended up at the main hall which looked frozen in time in its decor. You really sort of feel like you’re transported back to the Taisho period since everything is so well maintained. It had this incredibly detailed statue of a Far East Angel/Goddess in the centre of the store(built in 1960) which really gives those famous European department stores a good run for their money. There was such a great sense of history and aura in Mitsukoshi and Nihonbashi in general; to think that this was the place it all started from the Edo period.

20170610_165302.jpg

That concludes this post, I hope I can make these ‘Few Snaps’ posts’ more aesthetically pleasing in the future.

JurassicKae

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s