By Dr. Nancy Sardone, School of Education
Tokyo is urban sprawl on steroids. Days 1-6, I felt overwhelmed with the sheer number of buildings, choices of events and destinations, and public transit maps (oh, my!) but mostly, my void of the Japanese language. I found myself speaking slower and louder…in English…and using pictures and pantomime type movements to be understood. On Day 7, I found a common language…art. These photos were taken at the Hakkone Open Air Museum, located in the foothills of Mt. Fuji. In my remaining days in Tokyo, I learned basic Japanese words and spoke them, evoking kind smiles from the natives. Some said (through a translator) that they were impressed that I was trying!
Tokyo at Night
Family Group (Bronze) by Henry Moore (UK) 1898-1986
Mother and Child (Bronze) by Henry Moore (UK) 1898-1986
Fairy Chapel (Glass and Stainless Steel) 2005 by Satoru Okamoto and Nsenda Lukumwena