Being lazy in Yokohama: Shiseido S/Park Museum

If you ever find yourself walking around Shin-Takashima station in Yokohama, you will probably notice a tall building with a delicate "Shiseido" sign. Shiseido ( 資生堂 ) is the biggest cosmetics brand in Japan, with a powerful presence worldwide. Its products radiate Japanese aesthetic, vibrate classiness, while boasting the most high-quality ingredients. Well, it turns... Continue Reading →

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Highly recommended if you are around Dresden or east Germany. Bastei is a rock formation complex in Sächsische Schweiz (Saxon Switzerland). Tall, slender rocks stand in the middle of a lush forest towering above river Elbe. One can stroll among the tops of the naturally formed rocks and also cross the two-hundred year old Bastei... Continue Reading →

Todoroki Creek

If you ever find yourself in the middle of the city, freaking out with the ugly view of concrete buildings, I know something that may help you feel better: Todoroki. It's a small creek in Meguro-ku, a few feet next to the Ooimachi line train station of the same name. A long, thin green line... Continue Reading →

Admiral Fitzroy’s “Storm Glass”

This tool is called Admiral Fitzroy's Storm Glass. During the 19th century Charles Darwin, among others, was using it to predict weather conditions on board of a ship. Prediction is based on the formation of the crystals contained in the water. Clear water with crystals submerged to the bottom predicts clear weather, whereas crystals floating... Continue Reading →

Itsy Bitsy Spider

While walking around in Roppongi Hills, if you don't pay enough attention, you may end up in the net of a gigantic spider. Beware! Details: maman (1999), sculpture by Louise Bourgeois The artist said: [...] Like a spider, my mother was a weaver. [...] Like spiders, my mother was very clever. [...] Spiders are helpful... Continue Reading →

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