Looking Back: Tokyo, Japan

| November 10, 2010 | 2 Comments
tokyonights 3 Looking Back: Tokyo, Japan

There is so much to see and do in Japan, contrasting between amazing cultural encounters to the more coloruful, neon light–filled chaos.

Tokyo, Japan (September 10, 2002) —In Tokyo’s veiny dusk vapor trails become rope in the fingers of my mind, criss-cross the darkening sky; a cat’s cradle of water droplets connects continents thousands of miles distant and hums with vibrations of home so vivid had I arms strong and delicate enough I would draw them down, hand over hand, until mist lay in bales all around and I saw, corporeal and magnificent, the lights of Vancouver and farther on, the luminescent caps of mountains bent in the slow marriage of continents.

Canada, you’ve never been so much mine; never so close, never so far away.


This is an post from our collection entitled ‘Looking Back’. It includes an occasional entry from our journals that date back to 2001 when we first began writing about living and travelling abroad. We’ll present these paired with a photo in the form of a verbal postcard. Together, these postcards provide an (in)formal and often (in)coherent narrative of the trips we’ve taken!


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For nearly ten years now, Daniel of Two Go Round-The-World has explored how travel captures our imagination and engages our deepest emotions. One half of the duo that maintains the widely read Two Go Round-The-World blog, Daniel treats his subjects not only as works of art but also as symbols of the cultural and political forces that inspire them. Check him out on Google+.

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  1. ayngelina says:


    Love the storytelling behind this photo. Brief but says so much.

  2. Kirk says:


    Love the lights of Japan! Hopefully they can get everything under control and recover from the recent tsunami.

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