“Tokyo was an origami city folded over and over until something was made of virtually nothing.” - author Christopher Barzak
I took these photos in the same spot on the 25th floor of our first Tokyo hotel, the top one one early, gray morning and the second once it cleared up that day at dusk. The sheer size of the city takes your breath away. It's the biggest city in the world, yet somehow feels very safe and when you do see trash on the ground it's almost shocking. Restaurants hang up your coats and give you a woven basket for your purse, every toilet has a seat warmer, and people line up to board the subway. Civilized is the first word that first comes to mind to describe it. I'm still sifting through photos so more to come next week.
Images by Kirby Brooks Todd for Short & Sweet Blog