Seeing Tokyo through netting and scaffolding


Living in a construction site has been strange. There’s less light, there are no plants outside, and there’s a netting between us and the city.

Bright golden ginko against black night sky


Golden ginko leaves radiate against a black night sky in Nakano. Ginko is the official tree of Tokyo, and stylized versions appear on many sidewalk railings. This week they are turning gold. I like how in a long row on major streets, some turn sooner, and others wait. Look up!