After visiting Kamakura (Gallery #3) on our first day, we spend the evening in the commercial district of Shibuya. The crowds of people are quite incredible!
Looking down from a department store window on the street crowds in Shibuya. The Japanese seem to love to shop!
Captured while riding up an escalator in a department store in Shibuya.
Shibuya commercial district.
The traditional mixes with the modern in the Shibuya evening shopping crowd.
On our 2nd morning in Tokyo, we visit Meiji Jingu (imperial shrine), the most important Shinto shrine in Tokyo.
Yes, those cute Japanese kids pick their noses just like kids everywhere!
Ah ... that's better ... best to dress up when visiting Meiji Jingu.
At the Meiji Shrine we came across two weddings taking place. This one is just about to go inside the temple for the ceremony.
The bride and groom of the first wedding.
Shinto functionaries of some kind, participating in one of the weddings.
We couldn't see the actual wedding ceremony taking place well inside the shrine buildings. But, when it was done, the big drum was stroked 3 times.
Like kids at weddings everywhere!
The bride and groom of the other wedding! They've just emerged from inside the temple and are sitting down for the formal group portrait.
Not everyone was happy about the photo session.
The Meiji Shrine is the shrine associated with the Emperor. So, we think you have to be somebody pretty important to have your wedding there.
The universal squeaky-toy-trick to help get the babies' attention.
The formal wedding party portrait of one of the weddings.