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Sumo, Akasaka, Mom & Dad { May 2001 }

It amy be time to start working on those New Year's resolutions, but I will not be. I ave too many New Day resolutions that I have made over the course of the year, many of which remain to be fulfilled. When I think back to all the things I started and never finished... like getting all the photos I have just thrown in various places on my desktop in some kind of order and posted on the web. That's why tonight I took an extra 30 minutes to name and post some. Of course I will try to do this more, and post the photos I took before the bastish net existed, but don't expect anything.

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These are photos from back in May of 2001 when my parents came to Tokyo to visit. It's always hard to find something that people can enjoy in short one -day trips, and especially hard since to me just walking through Kabuki-cho is enough to keep me occupied for several hours.

Luckily Tomoe came along this day and she suggested we visit the Tokyo Edo Museum I thought it was one of the greatest museums I have ever been to. Of course, for people who have not spent so many long hours in class hearing about the history that was on display here, and reading Japanese literature from the periods on display, the museum@seems to loose some of it's appeal. Luckily, as we got off the train we realized that the Sumo Stadium next door just happened to be in the middle of a tournament and I was treated to an extra few hours of not having to worry about finding something interesting.

(The same thing happened a year later when I took Jon and his friend to the museum... we found that a tournament was going on next door and it saved the day.)

After the Tournament, we headed to Akasaka only to find that, to dad's delight, it was closing down.

The next day mom and I woke up early (4:30) to catch the fish market at Tsukiji. I had been there before, but for some reason always wound up getting there too late. If you are even an hour later, you can miss much of the good stuff, such as seeing the auction in progress. Of course it has always been interesting even if I don't get there till 8 or so.


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