In a desperate search for a touch of Christmas market is closed today for the Tokyo International Forum, because there is currently the Christmas market in Strasbourg Tokyo – der “Strasbourg Christmas market” – instead of. To my eavesdroppers, residing in the Tokyo area and desperately try, their children or themselves something like pre-Christmas mood to fool, to avoid a useless way, here are a few lines about it:
What it is: As. 10 small wooden shacks and a tiny children's carousel. To far too many people.
What is not there: Mulled wine, Christmas spirit, enough to eat.
Open letter to the organizers: Ever heard of supply and demand? Have you ever played with the idea, the whole two food stalls for a great Christmas market announced in the center of Tokyo, under certain circumstances, could not quite enough? No? One indication of this could about each. 100 m-long lines of people to be, the desperate, to take something to eat…
After a subsequent walk in the nearby Hibiya I have found again a: I do not know Tokyo. Probably know pretty much all day visitors to the city due to previous reading of guidebooks and other sources, that in Tokyo there is a Godzilla statue. I did not until now each:
The entire course is only a matter of perspective: The truth is that Godzilla is more – as they say – “cute”: The gorilla was built in the Wal-mutants so here is a monument, is a slight exaggeration, But it's a beautiful monument.
Next door at Hibiya Park, there were still a novelty: I was the first they beg for money in Japan. In Germany and elsewhere, the, at least in some towns and neighborhoods, normal, But in Japan, I have experienced over the years have never (and frankly not expected). Almost one year ago there were in Hibiya Park, a temporary tent city contract workers dismissed en masse, but as it looks, are a few of the people there remained. In this matter I am stubborn but still propagated: Although I donate regularly to organizations (z.Z. “Doctors Without Borders”), but not for individuals. What would interest me in retrospect, however, is the answer to the question, whether said man (I guess times at an age at which 50) me “be cut” hat, because I am a foreigner, or if he asks his countrymen. Although “ask” is formulated not quite fit: He took it straight to the point: “Ne~ene~e, Chodai money!” – The da, Give me the money.
The Word of the Day: Begging – monogoi. – “ask for things”. Beggar, beg.