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Sunday, January 07, 2007

Contrasts...

Japan is home to ancient traditions like sumo, geisha, kimono, shinto, shrines and temples. Which is all fine and dandy, but, fortunately for me it also has its fair share of weirdness such as the giant beer building in Asakusa:

(Doesn't it look delicious?!
Taken while on the Tobu train crossing over the bridge.)

Look at the frothy head...is your mouth watering yet?!

The top floor of the building has a bar with one of the best views of the Tokyo skyline - the coolest part is that you can say you had a drink in giant beer froth!

One of the weirdest things in Tokyo is the Golden Poo:

I think you can work out which item above is affectionately known as the Golden Poo...and perhaps even why it's called that. I've heard that the designer intended it to represent the frothy head on a glass of beer. Now I don't know what kind of beer he drank; but I've never had one that even remotely resembled this interpretation! Personally, I think that the beer building is a far more accurate representation of a frothy head.
What's your tipple of pleasure?

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18 Comments:

  • At 11:19 pm, Anonymous Terri said…

    I'm not a beer drinker at all. Bring on a nice cabernet, please.
    But the photos are great. Very unusual design.
    Visiting from Michele's.........

     
  • At 11:27 pm, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    Terri: Cabernet is always a welcome addition!

     
  • At 11:44 pm, Blogger Kristi Mantoni said…

    Beer good!!!! I wish we had something that looked at good here in Virginia!

    Visiting from Michele!

     
  • At 11:48 pm, Blogger Oracle said…

    My tipple of choice is Magner's at the moment but the beer building looks tempting as for the golden poo Hmmmmm...

    Frothy beer....

    Lol

    Here via michele's

     
  • At 11:56 pm, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    KM: You are so right...beer is good!

    Oracle: It's pretty outrageous, isn't it?

     
  • At 12:19 am, Blogger rashbre said…

    This is a kind of cubist beer. Or maybe he'd been testing extensively before he drew the picture.

    The golden poo is not a great advertisement for the Asahi beer. Philippe Starck must have been having a laugh - Unchi Biiru, maybe?

    Here via Michele's!

    rashbre

     
  • At 12:22 am, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    Rashbre: Unchi beer is most definitely not the tipple of my choice ;)

     
  • At 1:32 am, Blogger Bearette24 said…

    Hee...golden poo. Of course I'm going to show it to D :)

     
  • At 1:52 am, Blogger Liz said…

    I was trying to think of a clever name for the golden poo, but I'm drawing a blank. :)

    I like the beer building.

     
  • At 8:21 am, Blogger meggie said…

    I burst out laughing at the Golden Poo!

     
  • At 10:56 am, Blogger Amy said…

    I love the beer building AND the golden poo! Awesome architecture!

     
  • At 11:05 am, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    Bearette: I hope he likes it too!

    Liz: The Golden Poo is very eloquent...no?!

    Meggie: That was my reaction the first time I saw it too!

    Amy: I think they are pretty awesome too!

     
  • At 5:49 pm, Blogger My float said…

    What the heck? Let me guess - the artist got a trillion yen to build that thing!

    The golden building, however, is amazing. I imagine that it would shimmer in the afternoon light.

    Tipple of pleasure? Depends on the day and the weather and my mood - Guinness on some days and red wine on others, and ouzo on others.

     
  • At 7:53 pm, Blogger nutmeg said…

    Latest drink of choice when I have the energy to make is a Cosmopolitan. But a James Squires Pilsener hits the spot.

    I have to say that beer foth building is a site to behold. Different, but good.

    Now, I just have to ask, I've been meaning to for a while, but who is Michele? She seems to send a lot of people your way!

     
  • At 9:36 pm, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    MF: It does shimmer and looks stunning! Ouzo! I love ouzo ;)

    Nutmeg: A Cosmopolitan is always welcome! Michele has a "weekend comment game" where you visit other blogs and say hi...go to micheleagnew.com for more details. It's a good way to "meet" new people!

     
  • At 12:26 am, Anonymous Janet said…

    a nice Asahi is always good, or Sapporo...ice cold, of course! The golden poo looks more like what happens when one drinks too MUCH beer lol!

     
  • At 8:41 am, Blogger h&b said…

    In weather like this ( steaming hot ), an ice cold beer is the only thing that quenches my thirst.
    I drink it light if i'm going to be having a few, but I prefer a James Squire Pilsener myself.

    Other than that, it's cold white wine - a NZ Sav Blanc for laughing around the BBQ on hot days, and a nice bottle of red for the colder snuggling months.

    I don't 'do' spirits well, but I love my wine & beer ! :)

     
  • At 7:53 pm, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    Janet: I'm rather partial to Asahi myself!

    H&B: Superb choices...a fellow conn..hiccough...seur ;)

     

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