• Japan
  • Maps: Akasaka to Tosho

    This is a photographic journey from Akasaka Mitsuke to Tosho (Tokyo Stock Exchange) by Metro, my first Tokyo map. Our journey starts outside the Prudential Tower … at exit 11 of Akasaka Mitsuke Station. We take the escalators all the way down … to the ticket barrier … up one flight of stairs and getting into the […]

  • Japan
  • Railway Museum – Saitama

    Well… you have to get there somehow. This is the Railway Museum in Saitama, just outside Tokyo. The nose cone of a Shinkansen (Bullet train). Tokyo … written backwards (right to left), as was normal in pre-war Japanese. The bottom of a tank engine, originally imported from England. Brake test! Well, a working breaking system […]