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:
About the Author
A writer and publisher from England, Rob has been exploring Japan’s islands since 2000. He specialises in travelling off the beaten track, whether on remote atolls or in the hidden streets of major cities. He’s the founder of TheRealJapan.com.