Merry Christmas From Tokyo!

Tokyo Sky Tree Christmas Illuminations

Merry Christmas everyone

Just took the shot above with the Fuji X-E1 and the XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R OIS LM (Mr Fuji please make the name of your lenses shorter!!) kit lens (and first zoom in the XF lens family). The big tower on the left that looks like a reversed lightsaber is the Tokyo Skytree that opened in May this year… the tallest building in Japan and currently tallest “free-standing broadcasting tower” in the world according to the Guiness book of records. The tower is being illuminated in red and white especially for Christmas.

This is the view you get from just below Azumabashi (the red bridge in Asakusa, Asakusa station on the Ginza and Asakusa subway lines). This is a very popular spot and a lot of people were there taking pictures as well. You can also see the Asahi Beer Tower (the building that looks like a giant pint of beer) and the Asahi Super Dry Hall designed by Philippe Starck, with its characteristic “Flamme d’Or”. By the way, The Sensōji temple is a must-see if you visit Tokyo.

On another topic, I have currently sorted out somewhere around 2/3 of the pictures I took during a recent week-end trip to Kyoto, and will be able to share about this pretty soon. If you want to see some of the pictures I took with the X-E1, I have posted some of them on Flickr.

With all that said, let me thank you warmfully for passing by on my blog, and wish you once again a merry Christmas!

Talk to you soon…