日本での一年間

August 15, 2008

Socks, NHK Radio, and Bike Parking

Filed under: Strange — myyearinjapan @ 4:55 am

Today, I have a few unrelated, but interesting, pictures to share.

First, some cute socks from a sock store I visited in Harajuku. An entire store that sells only socks and nothing else.

Some of the cute socks

Some of the cute socks

The following picture I took when I visited the NHK Studio Park. NHK is the national television station. It’s the BBC of Japan. Like BCC, they have several TV stations and radio stations. The Studio Park is the NHK tourist destination where they try to show you what NHK does. A lot of it is designed for kids. They can try recording the voices for a cartoon or giving the weather report. At the section about the radio, they have a real studio, or so the sign told me. No one was in there recording when I was there. but, for times when they are recording, the have a message on the glass to make sure visitors don’t interrupt.

Radio Studio

Radio Studio

In case you can’t read that, it says “Please do not knock against the glass. The sound will resound all over the world.”

Last, a picture of the bicycle parking lot at the mall down the street from where I’m staying. It’s always full of bikes. Of course, it’s expensive to have a car in Tokyo. Gas and parking are both expensive and parking is also somewhat hard to find I imagine. Plus, the trains are so convenient that cars aren’t as necessary. Bikes are a much more convenient way to get around. People who don’t live right near a train station all seem to have bikes. Almost everyone seems to have one. This parking lot is usually full and the surroundings side streets are also crammed with bikes most of the time.

Bike parking lot

Bike parking lot

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2 Comments »

  1. how does one prevent bicycle theft? :/

    Comment by Asaf — August 25, 2008 @ 12:24 am

  2. I’m not sure how they prevent bicycle theft. I think part of it is that less bikes are stolen overall. And you also have to register your bike, or else you’re breaking the law.

    Comment by myyearinjapan — August 25, 2008 @ 2:40 pm


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