City of Circles

2 commentsTokyo


Early one Sunday morn­ing, I took the first train on the Yamanote loop that embraces cen­tral Tokyo. The ride from the night­club quar­ter of Shibuya to my home in Komagome nor­mal­ly took 20 min­utes. However, on the train my thoughts drift­ed back to the pre­vi­ous night as I slid into deep unin­ter­rupt­ed sleep.

I woke up six hours lat­er and casu­al­ly got off at my stop. I still won­der how many times I passed my home in that cir­cu­lar jour­ney as I slept. And I won­der if it real­ly mat­ters.

Tokyo is a bound­less city formed of sev­er­al sub-cities. It began life as a maze-like cas­tle town, and remains a dense urban net­work that nev­er tru­ly reveals itself. Caught in a per­pet­u­al cycle of destruc­tion and rebuild­ing, it is a city with no begin­ning and no end.

Around and around we go… and like that fate­ful train ride, my mem­o­ries con­tin­ue to cir­cle back to Tokyo, time and time again.

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SOOLY May 13, 2010 at 7:01 am

Will you be adding Japan/Tokyo to the blogs places?

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Meedo May 13, 2010 at 9:19 am

Yes Japan is already there in the Places section. Then if you want to get specific, you check the at the top of the post. Tokyo is listed there as a tag.

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