Thursday, October 23, 2008

Tokyo Trip

I went up to Tokyo last weekend to give a talk at a small conference on history of mathematics at Tsuda College (津田塾大学), a girl's school famous for its superior mathematics program. I stayed at a friends house that night and the next day, before I went home, I did some shopping and took a walk around the campus of the Waseda University (早稲田大学).

Here are some shots of the interior of Blue Lug, a specialty bike shop in Tokyo kind of near Shibuya Station that has the endearing motto It's only bicycle, but we like it.

Here's a apartment building near Waseda. The front has a some shops, including this hair salon.

The entry to another store goes over this wicked tiled demon with a big, long tongue.

The demon looks like it has some kind of piercing with an ornament in its tongue. Or maybe that's just a bug.

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