Posts Tagged ‘ Yanaka ’

Taking No Chances – A Pair of Neko

Apr 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Photo Gallery, Shopping

The maneki-neko comes in many forms with the most common being a red and white ceramic cat with a lucky medallion around its neck.  These two neko, spotted along Yanaka Ginza, are decidedly more realistic and very kawaii (cute) when compared to their traditional counterparts. Maneki-neko with raised paws are displayed to ensure a prosperous […]

Big Copper Buddha in Yanaka

Mar 31st, 2009 | By | Category: Photo Gallery, Temples & Shrines, Tokyo and Vicinity

Wandering through a cemetery on a chilly Saturday afternoon might not be at the top of most people’s lists of things to do when visiting Japan but that’s just what I did this past Saturday.  The cherry blossoms were just beginning to bloom along the windy paths through Yanaka Cemetery as I headed for Tennoji […]