There’s a lot to do in Tokyo. You can cycle, walk through various parks, shop, go to temples, sit on the terrace (something that Malaysia doesn’t have), eat sushi and udon endlessly, look at the different people and you can visit museums. This last thing was on my program and so I took the subway to Roppongi Hills and visited the ‘Mori Art Museum‘.
We’d been to Roppongi Hills during the weekend. There was the ‘Bon Festival’ in the arena. This is a modern part of Tokyo with lots of designer shops and an observatory deck to look out over the city. It’s only possible to visit the deck if the weather is good and you have to pay 500 yen (€5) to take the elevator to the top. When I went, it was raining…
The Pixar part was very nice to see and very informative! You were explained step by step how an animated movie is made. From sketching and modeling to the mathematics involved and swimming in the ocean for research. They did this with the film ‘Finding Nemo’ because they wanted to know how the underwater world works and where the light comes from. Super interesting and also very complicated! For every pixel in a scene, it can take hours to edit. For example, a balloon in the film ‘Up’ is blue, but what kind of blue? A balloon can contain dozens of different colors of blue. Also for children, this part was very nice, because you could experiment with for example decorating the kitchen from the movie ‘Ratatouille’.
After reliving childhood, what do I say, these films I still like very much, it was time for serious work. A cup of coffee! I had to point out some kind of picture on the menu and when my drink was delivered, this picture was on my coffee. I was impressed and wondered how they could paint this creature in the coffee so quickly. Later it turned out, before I took a sip, that this was a very thin plastic layer. A little less impressed, but a good coffee for €8,50….