Saturday, January 2, 2021

Happy New Year 2021

Happy New Year! I hope everybody was able to celebrate and welcome 2021 with their families in a safe and responsible way. On New Year’s Eve I just took it easy with some good food and movies, while this morning I visited my local shrine, as per Japanese tradition.

We are already 48 hours into 2021 and, while it still feels a lot like 2020, hopefully it will be a much better year. Personally, I just wish to reconnect with family and friends and visit a few places I haven’t seen in a while.

For the time being I’ve been making the most of the holidays and unusual quiet of the first two days of January, when even Tokyo manages to slow down a bit. Today I took a walk down to Nihombashi, a location that is very popular for car photography, but also relevant if you live in Japan.

The bridge, after which the district is named, has been the kilometer zero marker for Japan's national highway network since the early Edo Period. It’s the point from which all distances are measured to the capital; highway signs indicating the distance to Tokyo actually state the number of kilometers to Nihonbashi.

After taking the Fairlady for a quick drive around the C1 in the afternoon I ended my day with some traditional yakitori and soba at one of my favorite places.

Looking forward to sharing more car-life and adventures in 2021.

Until next time.

2 comments:

  1. We stayed in Nihonbashi when we were in Tokyo in 2019. I had no idea the district was named after the bridge! Good looking food and the CRS is looking good as ever. Great content, always look forward to your posts.

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  2. Thank you for the nice message Steve! Hope you enjoyed your visit.
    Ale

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