Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Tokyo Old and New
Much is made of Japan's ability to combine the old and the new. Here is a shot of the Hama Rikyu, now a public park but first built as a villa for Shogun Tokugawa family in the 17th century. I sat in the tea-house pictured here and enjoyed a cup of matcha, oblivious to the behemoths behind me. After I crossed the wooden bridge across the lake, I turned around and saw the skyscrapers and couldn't resist taking a picture.