Sunday, August 18, 2013

Summer vacation -2-

Last Monday and Tuesday we went to Tokyo. We didn't stay in Tokyo. We took a daily trip there by local train in a row.  Though we could stay with my mother's house, we didn't. Tokyo was too hot, and there is not air condition in my mother's house. So it was more comfortable to spend in a cool (or cold) train in the evening instead of window shopping in Tokyo and to sleep in our house.
The first day we had lunch with my mother at Shinjyuku.
My mother was looking forward to have meat at a restaurant. She can't go to  a stake restaurant by her self. And she goes out for lunch with her friends  at least once a month, but seldom go to a stake restaurant,though she loves meat.
The restaurant is Horikawa.

After that we went to the National Art center in Roppongi with our elder daughter.
American pop art exhibition was held. It was interesting.
 It was introduced how advertising got art, how comics got art. Unfortunately for me comics are comics.

And in the same building another exhibition was also held.
It was amazing. Do you know about a photographer Andreas Gurskey? It is written in the head of the brochure that "are they real photos? " the head is right. I thought "are they real photos". The answer is of course yes. The photo of the brochure is KAMIOKANDEN in Japan. Do you know KAMIOKANDEN? It is  a neutrino physics laboratory located underground in Japan.
Though it is my image, I think usually photo exhibitions are focused on nature, or human. It was the first time to view such a photo of moder facility and to view such a huge size. (The photos which were displayed were really huge.)

The next day we had lunch with Yuki's mother and his brother's families at Shinjuku again.  We had meat again.
And after that we went to another art museum in Shibuya.
Have you ever heard of leonard Fujita? He was Japanese, but he was really popular in France. If you see his pictures without his name, you must think that he is Western.

Tokyo is interesting. Here in Utsunomiya, we have jut two art museums. But in Tokyo there are many art museums.
In Utsunomiya it's easy to enjoy nature, but it's difficult to enjoy such artistic things.

We enjoyed lunch, cafes, and museums. If we stayed in Tokyo, we could have enjoyed music at night. --- But it's expensive. It's the real reason why we didn't stay in Tokyo. "budget".


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