Solo Trip to Tokyo

I wrote about the dormitory on the last posting.   Also I visited several places in Tokyo.   One of them was Shinjuku Suehirotei.  Entertainment  shows, mainly Rakugo,  are performed  in this theater everyday.   Rakugo started over 300 years ago.  It is funny stories recited by professional story tellers, mainly in the form of one-person.   Rakugo performers play the characters, so the audience can visualize the people in the scene dialogs.     A Rakugo master, the central performer, is called a shin’uchi and is the last to perform   This day’s shin’uchi was Sanyutei Enjo 三遊亭圓丈  The Japanese characters on the wall are the day’s performers’ names.

shinjuku_suehirotei

The next picture is Yasukuni Shrine.   It was my first visit.  Yasukuni is the special shrine.  2.1 million war dead from the Pacific War are enshrined there.   Asian countries oppose visits to the shrine by Japanese leaders because Class-A Japanese war criminals are also enshrined there.   I sometimes see it on the news.

yasukuni_jinjya

On the way home, I boarded the Boeing 787.   This aircraft is also called the Dreamliner.  It uses Toray Industries’carbon fiber composite materials in its body and wings to reduce weight.  It is said that it uses 20 percent less fuel per passenger than a conventional commercial airplane of the same size.   It was fantastic that the lighting inside cabin was rainbow colors by LED.

Boeing787 Dreamliner

Solo trip is really enjoyable 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Solo Trip to Tokyo

  1. The Yasukuni pictures is great. Most pictures are taken from further back but it was nice to see the detail up close. Did you get any pictures of the inside of the airplane?

    • Thank you, Susie (^^)/ I’m glad you like my post. I’m not confident of taking pictures. But I’ve begun to like it recently. Taking good pictures in dark places is a challenge for me. Next time, I’ll take pictures inside cabin 🙂

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