Small Space

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I went out for the first time in Tokyo one cold Novem­ber night. The air was filled with a spir­it of fes­tiv­i­ty and the smell of sake, and the Yaman­ote train was espe­cial­ly crowd­ed with busi­ness­men well ahead of my friends and I in alco­hol intake.

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City of Circles

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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.

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