i’ve been having this heart-wrenching crush on tokyo for a while…it’s been an unexpected, persistent and consuming obsession. of…
there’s no way i can describe how i feel properly. there’s everything i’ve already seen but also all the things i haven’t discovered yet. it’s the sights, the smells, the sounds, the many surprises of a complicated city, the forest of sky scrappers, the eye-popping street style, the food. it’s how the future will look like!
the fast fashions. the people not walking their dogs but carrying them around in baby prams. the smart public transport system. kids giving away small packs of tissue with a little ad on the back. reading manga while standing up in combinis. the cat cafes.
everything and anything cute. the sound of japanese being spoken everywhere around me. astonishing snacks: roasted peas, black chewing gum, dried octopus and milk tea. seeing the city from up above.
the never ending flow of exciting products: sakura macaroons, green tea ice cream, cornflakes-flavored lip balm, anime tee-shirts, murakami key rings. everything is clean and organised. every supermarket is a regular ali baba’s cave.
everybody owns smartphones and everybody knows how to read a qr code. that’s why i got a big batch of cards for the blog: name and cute mascot on the front, qr code on the back.
whenever i remember tokyo, my heart stops for a second. i wanna go back, i’m hooked, what can i say?
is there a place you just need to go back to?
credits: little aesthete