When a friend, Dawn Lintern, who is the lead singer in a band called Das Fluff (dasfluff.com) was on a tour in Tokyo, she posted these wonderful first impressions of Japan on her Facebook page.
I asked if I could share it here. If you've never been to Japan - this conjures up just the right image I think...
"Fish that's still jumping when it gets delivered to the restaurant, Geisha girls with slimy business men, cigarette smoke, cherry blossom, litter-free streets, teenage girls dressed like 5 year olds, courtesy, friendliness, modesty, non-agressive driving, orderly queues, Asahi, being treated like a pop goddess (for one night, at least), dogs in sunglasses, an insanely efficient transport service, soundchecks that run to schedule and the worst cover version of Radiohead's Karma Police ever.
I don't want to go back to London."
I know how she feels. :-)
Dawn enjoyed it so much that she wrote a song about all the things she loved about the city and Japan. It's called Tokyo Daisuki - or I Love Tokyo. I hope you enjoy it: