We got to Tokyo early in the morning just after sunrise. It was bright, hot morning with the humidity already soaring as exited Haneda International Airport and then loaded up the car with our bags before driving into the city. Within 15 minutes the bright red Tokyo Tower came into few as we headed down the elevated expressway and we felt relieved. It felt like being home.

Our place in smack in the center of Tokyo, a high-rise condo in a little corner of the Akasaka that borders Tokyo Midtown and Roppongi and around the corner from the sprawling American Embassy residential compound. We’re planning to get out of the city for a few days to spend time with family and friends and maybe do a little surfing down in southern Chiba and in Kanagawa and the beautiful seaside town of Hayama.

On the art scene in Tokyo, things tend to slow down a bit in late June and July as museum take summer breaks for a few weeks between big exhibitions. But there are a few cool show and things happening that we’ll be reporting on, namely shows at the Tokyo National Arts Center, 21 21 Design Sight and the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum. Stay tuned.

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