the heart of old downtown Tokyo, is where The early Japanese merchants
Notice the art work on the
black building. We believe the
gold "flame" was designed to signify
eternal hope and happiness.
Thanks to Gregg Tavares who
emailed us, we have more details on this unusual sculpture. The big golden
flame on top of the building is called by nearly everybody in Tokyo "kin
no unchi" or "kin no unko." The first is more common and would be translated
as "Gold Poo." The second probably more like "Gold Turd!"
port of Tokyo, we took a ferry boat back to Tokyo Bay. During
the 40 minute ride on the Sumida River, we passed many famous bridges
and the fort of Daiba. The fort of Diaba is an artificial isle constructed
in 1853 as a cannon battery to protect old Tokyo. The boat ride was very
relaxing and allowed us to view Tokyo from a different perspective.
Day turns into evening as
boats move along the river.