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Roppongi Hills Dog Boutique, Etc.
Really Really Blue Hills in Roppongi -- Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 17mm — 1/15 sec, f/4, ISO 500 — map & image datanearby photos
Really Really Blue Hills in Roppongi

This is the bird's-eye view of the scene shown in the Extremely Blue Light Display post from two weeks ago. The light display is on a hillside in Roppongi Hills (an area of Tokyo, Japan); the photo was taken from a pedestrian walkway that goes over a road fronting the display.

The two side sections were static, while the display in the center section flashed and undulated from time to time.

Fumie and I were in Tokyo two weeks ago for another concert by Kousuke Atari, having won in a drawing one of the 150 pairs of tickets for the small, free event. It was our fourth “Atari Trip”, having previously made small trips to see him in Miyajima and Tokyo in October, and Kagawa in December.

At the event, besides singing, he recorded two installments of his weekly radio broadcast. The first was released today. Sadly, the link works only on Windows, but the a cappella that starts at the 9:38 point of this recording is a nice example of his voice.

Anyway, here are a few more pictures from a short stroll after the concert. I took this next shot while standing in front of the Sony Music building (where the event was held) while waiting for Fumie as she chatted with another fan.

“Yumi Katsura Bridal House” -- Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/200 sec, f/1.4, ISO 500 — map & image datanearby photos
“Yumi Katsura Bridal House”
Evening Stroll Roppongi Hills “Middtown Garden” Park -- Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1.5 sec, f/7.1, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Evening Stroll
Roppongi Hills “Middtown Garden” Park
Huh? -- Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/250 sec, f/2, ISO 1600 — map & image datanearby photos
Huh?

The picture above shows a lower window of a large building that faces the park (you can see the lit-up trees reflected), and at first glance I thought it was a dentist's office. That didn't sit right, though, since a dentist wouldn't be open that late, and anyway, who wants to have their root canal while sitting in a display case?

It turns out that it's a high-end “dog boutique” that – except for the pampered pooches – is indistinguishable from an upscale Starbucks.

dogdays -- Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 28mm — 1/125 sec, f/2.8, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
dogdays

From the side window, the partitioned room that faced the park was a bit more clear (despite the unclear focus in my shot, sorry)

Likely More Pricy Than Two Bits -- Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 44mm — 1/100 sec, f/2.8, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Likely More Pricy Than Two Bits

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