The blog of Tokyo based photographer and photojournalist, Damon Coulter

Tokyo going green?

Paddy`s day Tokyo

Well not quite but Omotesando did earlier today when they celebrated St. Patrick`s day with a big parade. I love Paddy`s day: it is enjoyed through-out the world making the least nationalist of national days.

So to all and any Irish readers of this blog… have a happy St. Patrick`s day!

Damon

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4 responses

  1. The Nagoya St. Paddies parade is this weekend I think, held in the covered shopping streets of Osu Cannon / Kamimaezu. In the first ever Nagoya parade a few years ago I was the man himself, last year he was Japanese, and this year…? You’ll have to check the pics!

    March 18, 2008 at 2:57 pm

  2. Wow!

    I laid low in Manhattan on Paddy’s Day. Can’t stand it, quite frankly. It’s run by a most extraordinary bunch of bigots.

    Looking forward to some day spending the green day in Dublin where the day itself has expanded into an international festival. A sort of Irish carnival, if you like. Well cool!

    And I’m as Irish as they come.

    March 26, 2008 at 1:00 am

  3. Hiya Paul. Yes I remember Paddy`s day in NYC, soldiers, police and uniforms everywhere. That was back in 1992 when Noraid was still quite a big organisation and “the troubles” of the North still made the news and all I remember were the Scottish bagpipes being played by firemen who were marching out of step, and how I tried not to look English.
    1999 in Dublin there were no soldiers just carnival dancers and a 6 metre high Father Jack float, complete with scowl, that was greeted with glee the whole length of the parade. I was with 4 local au-pairs from Spain who I loved desperately for their easy beauty and also the way they pretended to be homeless tourists and actually find an Irishman to put us all up for the night. That says a lot about the Irish too.
    Damon

    March 26, 2008 at 3:11 pm

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