For the second #Gucci Gram project curated by creative director Alessandro Michele, Asian artists including Kelbin Lei, Jaesuk Kim, and Yoshito Hasaka create their own versions of the Tian print, an education in digital cultural syncretism.Tokyo is a marvelous mix of modern living and old-fashioned manners, slick high-tech gadgets and cutesy cartoon mascots. It's home to the understated, and the wacky, and you often find them right next to each other on the sidewalk.Sensoji Temple is believed to be the first temple ever built in the Tokyo area and was originally founded by a fisherman, Haji Nakatomo, who is said to have built the temple after finding a statue of Kannon in one of his fishing nets.Most of the temple’s structures were destroyed in WWII with the exception of the garden, Asakusa Shrine, and the Nitenmon Gate. Although the current structures may not be that old, Sensoji is still well worth the visit!
The result is a city that has repeatedly been forced to rebuild, shedding its past with each successive redevelopment. After centuries of expansion, Tokyo has grown vertically to accommodate its 12 million residents.
In Autumn it’s the turning of the leaves that draws the crowds.
It’s a university town so it’s also a good place to find some good bargains as well as some good basic grub to set you on your way.
It’s both beautiful and iconic with its large gate lantern being one of the most famous symbols of Tokyo.
The temple grounds are large and bustling, as the walkway leading up to the main hall is lined with souvenir shops and restaurants.