Friday, January 27, 2012

Foreign Friday

Outdoor Market
Tokyo, Japan
Spring 1980
I loved shopping in Japan, especially in Tokyo's bustling, outdoor markets where the stores were packed with interesting items. These markets were open long into the evening.

Since I served on the Overseas Education Association (OEA) board, I was fortunate to visit Tokyo several times for meetings during my two years in Japan. Trains did not travel from Misawa to Tokyo while I was in Japan, so the OEA representatives from Misawa flew stand-by on the military transports.


7 comments:

  1. The outdoor market is very colorful and festive looking.

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  2. Looks so cheerful! Bet you could find some great things there.

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  3. How very interesting it must of been. The market looks much like the ones in Mexico. 'Just a little bit of everything.

    I'm happy ya got the opportunity to travel there.

    God bless and have a great weekend sweetie!!! :o)

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  4. What I loved about Tokyo was the night lights! It is lit up like you see in the movies.

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  5. I love markets! I can't remember visiting one when I was there?

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  6. So much color and activity! I've never been to an outdoor market, but it reminds me of the Reading Terminal in Philly. I had a ball there, especially since our conference had it to ourselves on evening.

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  7. I see see why you loved to shop in Japan :)

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