Sunday, September 6, 2015

This is Tokyo

As with last month's World Championships, the lack of leadership of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, its National Stadium and logo scandals, its backtracking in decision making, its complete avoidance of responsibility for its own failures, is a discouraging squandering of the potential that is most definitely there.  Like the way that going out to watch the Hakone Ekiden Yosenkai qualifier in person salves the pain of witnessing corporate league and JAAF policy, practice and decision making, there's no better way to be reminded of what a great city Tokyo really is, of what it could be, than to see it on foot.  Running the 40 km +/- around the Yamanote Line, the green circle train line circling the heart of the city, offers a glimpse of some of Tokyo's many faces.  Today's run started and finished at Harajuku Station, heading counterclockwise.

photos (c) 2015 Brett Larner
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TokyoRacer said...

Nice, Brett, and well done on the run. For those of you overseas, there are 29 stations on the Yamanote line. Brett included a few extra shots.

Running all the way around is a Namban Rengo club tradition that's been going on for over 10 years.

Brett Larner said...

Thanks. I've actually never done one of the Namban runs. The first time was with Jason Lawrence, twice with Mika, the other times like today just by myself.

Unknown said...

Good Times.