There's an election the day after this was taken. Which one of these people do you think won? (Hint: not the English language school)
Yes, the Koufukujitsugen-tou (Happiness Realization Party) are as crazy as the name might suggest.
Some folks still had some nostalgic bumper stickers
The Awaodori Matsuri is just starting to wind up...
Stopped off for some tsukemen before things started to get crowded. Boy, was this a good idea. This one had 1.5 wontons in the soup.
This is not even close to being crowded yet...
Now, it's starting to get crowded
Most of this I couldn't see in real life, had to wait until I got home. I took the pictures by holding the camera up over my head.
Hitler brand Tempura-donburi
If you think these pictures are bad, you should see the rejects
This is two hours before the festival ended, hoping to get a jump on the crowds. No such luck.
Tsukuji Honganji (a Buddhist temple) in Tsukiji
Maguro-Ikura-Negitoro-don in Tsukiji Fish Market
Donburi Ichiba, where I ate the aforementioned donburi.
This is just a get-out-the-vote poster. This would get me out to vote, if I were eligible.
Even when the market is not at all busy, some places attract long lines.
Typical menu at Tsukiji.
The Palette Club is where it's happening!!! Look, that guy is petting a cat!
The modern face of Tsukiji Fish Market
I wish I could have gotten a better shot of this, but my photography sucks, and it just started sprinkling.
This is a description of what those cubes are. A vision of what 21st century dwellings would be. You can see more details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakagin_Capsule_Tower
It's not _that_ much smaller than my current apartment