It's amazing how a whole country can be consumed with time that the sakura trees will open. The other day on national news, the whole country map of Japan was shown along with the dates the cherry trees are projected to bloom.
This is at a fish market in downtown Tokyo. Everyday, starting at 5am, fish from Japanese waters and all over the world are brought here to be auctioned off to restauranteers and daring individuals. Although an early morning trip to the Tsukiji auction was the highest on my to-do list in Tokyo, we slept in until 6:30 and made it only to catch the last bit of morning action. Next time, I will be there with the earliest of them...
- ▼ 2006 (20)