And Now Some Tasteful Japanese Aesthetic….

Tokyo’s kitschy English signs, like the ones I linked to yesterday, are purely for the consumption of the young wannabe urbanite. The signage in smaller towns, particularly in the well preserved old towns, adhere to the spare, subtle norms of Japanese aesthetic. Elegant and beautiful, quite like the artful plating of their food, or the…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – The Sign Says

This image is from an earlier post about strange English signage in Tokyo. Like I mention there….a bit presumptuous from an Indian, but I don’t seem to have any images of our Hinglish signs for some reason! Time to remedy that. Until then, hope this brings some smiles. Click on the image to view the…

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Conspicuous Contrast

The streets around the glittering malls of Bangkok magically transform into a night market every evening, particularly during the festive season. Walking back from dinner one evening, we were struck by the stark contrast between the little roadside stalls and the luxury brand hoardings on the facades of the malls behind.  A contrast of fantasy v/s reality,…

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