Time Out Guide to Tokyo – Giveaway

This fall, Time Out released the 2007 update of the Tokyo version of their famous city guide series. These are great guides with a more cultural angle than others and the only ones to actually cover the subject of galleries and museums over more than a single page.

In TAB News by Paul Baron 2007-12-02

For this update, TAB was asked to write a new little column called “Local View”, introducing an interesting spot in Tokyo. We wrote ours on galleries in Ginza and shared one of our favorite walks around the city.
We have 5 of these guides to give away to our users and to make this interesting we are launching a mini contest.
The winners recieve a guide and are invited to have lunch with our team.

- In the comments, write a haiku, in English, about your love for Tokyo.

- Contest closes on December 14th, midnight!
- The winners will be selected by our team for their originality, humour or sensibility.
- Winners will be contacted via email (so make sure the email you leave for your comment is correct.)
- You do NOT have to be currently living or visiting Tokyo to enter this contest, but you’ll miss the lunch.
- You may enter more than once.

Be original and make us dream!

Paul Baron

Paul Baron. Born in 1977 in Paris. After graduating in 2002 from the London College of Communication, he moved to Tokyo to taste Japan's powerful visual culture. After 3 years at Honda R&D as an interaction designer and his 2004 launch of Tokyo Art Beat with Olivier and Kosuke, he now works as a usability and information designer at AQ, a Tokyo-based design & web agency. After-hours, he enjoys holding on to his rapidly fading unofficial title for biggest visitor of art exhibits in Tokyo and baking all sorts of cakes in his new Ikea kitchen. » See other writings

  1. Aneta Glinkowska

    Dan Flavin in Akiba
    Art bubble burst

    Note from the author: Just in case my verse might appear using wrong form here is a link to a respected haiku poet and editor in English, COR VAN DEN HEUVEL,
    who says among other things, “A haiku is not just a pretty picture in three lines of 5-7-5 syllables each. In fact, most haiku in English are not written in 5-7-5 syllables at all–many are not even written in three lines.”

  2. Kevin Mcgue

    Shibuya Crossing
    Lights go green, people flood in
    Flow of urban life

  3. Darryl Wee

    Train tracks too noisy,
    She scuttles, back alley, thinks
    of her plants in pots.

  4. Kai

    Rising sun rays,
    making their way through narrow alleyways,
    A new morning

  5. puri

    or incombustible
    that is the question

  6. Rosa Munoz

    School girls in train
    Big bag and cell phone in hand
    Come back home late night

  7. Andy

    Tree black, sky scraping
    Skyscraper gawking mocking
    Crane perches, waiting

    See http://photosensibility.com/photoblog/ for related photo. :)

  8. Michelle

    silent see-saw
    the children hee-haw
    pop! the clown laughs

  9. Kai

    Crimson twilight skies
    Crow perching on the wires
    A chilly evening

  10. Pan

    People crowd the street
    Many voices mingle while
    a brilliant sun sets

  11. K-man

    Squawking ravens eye
    Tasty morsels go to waste
    As hardhats jog off

  12. boblet

    Big city bustle
    Where is an art gallery?
    I need to relax


  13. Chris

    Civilized crowds
    Fake people flagging traffic
    Finding seeking lost

  14. Jesse LeDoux

    food oishii
    yet, language muzukashii
    excitement ahead

  15. frances

    hubbub of motion
    a slow stroll though garden path
    breathing space. Sweet lull.

  16. Paul - TAB team

    Thank you all for your submissions.
    I already have my favourite ones! ;-)
    The TAB team is currently judging the entries.
    Results will be announced on TUE 18th.

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