Sunday, April 01, 2007

Live At Budokan

One of this year's prime targets is Kudanshita in Chiyoda Ward, on the northwest side of the vast Imperial Palace grounds. On the first Big Walk, Kudanshita and Chidorigafuchi proved to be the most photogenic hanami locations of all. In the background is the Nihon Budokan, home of martial arts exhibitions and Cheap Trick concerts. It must be convenient for the Emperor to live so close to Tokyo's best-known rock concert venue. I bet he knows the words to "Surrender."

From here, we walk south towards Hanzomon. On Big Walk 2005, this area was by far the most congested with picnickers. This year, however, there must be a new sheriff in town because there are no picnic sheets to be seen today.

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