愛子さまの誕生日

1 Dec

Today is the eighth birthday of 敬宮愛子内親王 (Princess Aiko) of the Japanese Royal Family.

Princess Aiko at her school's 運動会 ("Sports Day") six weeks ago (2009 Oct).

And yesterday was the 44th birthday of her uncle, 秋篠宮文仁親王 (Prince Akishino).

Prince Akishino with his wife Princess Kiko

Today my wife and I went to check out the construction of the Tokyo Sky Tree (click here to see my previous post about this tower), and to see the イチョウ祭り (Gingko Festival) at 明治神宮外苑 (Meiji Grand Shrine Outer-Garden).

Here are some photos I took of the Tokyo Sky Tree tower today:

Only 30% complete so far...it's gonna be huge when it's done!

I always wonder how they get the cranes on top of tall buildings and towers when they're being built.

So far it's 224 meters tall. When done, it'll stand 634 meters high.

The reflection of the "Tokyo Sky Tree" in the water.

From there, we went to the イチョウ祭り (Gingko Festival) at 明治神宮外苑 (Meiji Grand Shrine Outer-Garden). (Click here to see the festival’s homepage).

I only took one photo at the festival of the イチョウ (Gingko Trees) in autumn color:

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4 Responses to “愛子さまの誕生日”

  1. Tom Arrison December 5, 2009 at 1:40 pm #

    wow, nice pics

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  2. tokyo5 December 3, 2009 at 12:43 am #

    The last (“last” as in “final”, not “most recent”) Godzilla movie was 2004’s “Godzilla: Final Wars“.

    It was released fifty years after the very first Godzilla…so maybe in 2014 they’ll resurrect the series for Godzilla‘s 60th anniversary.

    The Tokyo Sky Tree will be completed by then….and then, as you said, Godzilla could knock it back down! 😉

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  3. sixmats December 2, 2009 at 9:17 pm #

    That tower will either be beautiful, or will be ugly. It’s great Godzilla fodder though. Maybe they’ll decide to restart the series.

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