Monday, May 19, 2014

Ginza: Luxury District.

I'm wearing:

1. Gray biker jacket, from H&M.
2. Plaid shirt, also from H&M.
3. Polka dot t-shirt, from 8 Seconds Korea.
4. Super skinny jeans in light blue, from H&M.
5. Sequined sneakers, from Vans.
6. Winter fur snood, from Zara.
On the fourth day of my trip to Tokyo I visited Ginza, another fashion-related district. Ginza is quite different from Harajuku, it's way more luxurious. Ginza is the place where you'll find Chanel, Miu Miu and all the other designer brands, along with several flagship stores for brands like H&M, Sony and Uniqlo. The biggest Uniqlo store is located here with twelve floors of goods, plus the building is an architectural masterpiece. 

I was there on a weekend, which is the best time to get to know the streets of Ginza, and the roads are closed completely so people can walk safely. That's why my photos were taken on the middle of the street and there are no cars passing by. People stared and giggled and stuff but I've learned not to care about it. If the place looks great, I'm taking photos there. I even managed to make a friend! Ha! A nice elderly man approached me and asked if I was a model/photographer, turned out he was a photographer and owned a school! Artists lure artists, right?

I met up with a Japanese friend who took me to dinner at an-all Japanese restaurant (where I ended up eating fried chicken, thinking I would receive an exotic dish), visited some great pastry shops and the ever amazing Kabuki-za Theater, the most famous theater in Tokyo for traditional kabuki drama plays. Final thoughts: Ginza is awesome when you're loaded with cash; the pastry shops are awesome and; Uniqlo has the best building of the area. Amen.

// En el cuarto día de mi viaje a Tokyo visité Ginza, otro distrito relacionado con moda. Ginza es diferente a Harajuku, es mucho más lujoso. Ginza es el lugar donde encontrarán Chanel, Miu Miu y todas las otras marcas de diseñador, además de las tiendas principales de marcas como H&M, Sony y Uniqlo. La tienda más grande de Uniqlo se localiza aquí y tiene doce pisos, además el edificio es una maravilla arquitectónica.

Estuve ahí en un fin de semana, el mejor momento para conocer las calles de Ginza, las calles se cierran por completo para que las personas puedan caminar seguras. Por eso mis fotos están tomadas en medio de la calle sin coches a la vista. La gente se me quedó viendo, rió y así pero ya aprendí a no ponerles atención. Si el lugar se ve padre, tomaré fotos ahí. ¡Hasta hice un amigo! ¡Ja! Un viejito amable se acercó a preguntar si era modelo/fotógrafo, resultó que él era fotógrafo y dueño de una escuela. WOW. Supongo que los artistas se encuentran entre ellos ¿no?

Me vi con una amiga japonesa que me llevó a cenar a un restaurante tradicional (donde terminé comiendo pollo frito, pensando que iba a recibir un platillo exótico), visitamos panaderías hermosas y el siempre increíble Kabuki-za Theater, el teatro más famoso en Tokyo para obras tradicionales de drama kabuki. Pensamientos finales: Ginza está bien padre cuando tienes mucho dinero; las panaderías son lo máximo y; Uniqlo tiene el mejor edifico de la zona. Amén.
Love always,
Hen.

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