Today, I wanted to just talk a little about Tokyo Sky Tree. For anyone in Tokyo, with somewhat of a view of Tokyo Sky Tree, you will notice that it has looked funny this past week. Tokyo Sky Tree has had special lighting leading up to the 2020 Olympic City vote this past week. From August 24, 2013 to September 7, 2013, Tokyo Sky Tree will be showing 2 variations of colours. The first is “Meika” (明花). This colouration has 4 variations and it was designed by children in Sumida-ku. It is a nice change in colour compared to the regular 2 colours. The other colouration is a golden colour that is for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic bid. I often see this as I am often heading home when this colour is being displayed. It is basically a golden orange with colourful lights twinkling running up and down the side of Sky Tree itself. It is a nice colour, but it isn’t the most spectacular. I still enjoy it though.
If you want to see these colours, you have until September 7th, as I mentioned. Meika is on display each night from 1845-2000 and 2100-2200. The Olympic colour is on display from 2000-2100 and 2200-2300. There’s only 1 week left to see this and if you are lucky enough to see it, you’ll be one of the special few million to see it this way.
I like Sky Tree’s standard blue colour, and my favourite “special” colour is Christmas red, but I rather fancy this pineapplish hue. It’s also nice that they’re entertaining us with two combinations each night.
I’ve just noticed you also write Sky Tree two words, though everybody, including the media, is now writing Skytree. The copy-editor in me winces when I see Skytree, but I guess if you can’t beat ’em …
I don’t mind the red colour either. I can’t choose which colour I like the most though but I agree, the standard blue is better of the two. Mainly because the purple one is just white from my side of Sky Tree.
As for Skytree, I guess I should change it. Their website is reading “Skytree” so I guess I am wrong. 🙁 I’m just used to using 2 words since the beginning.
Harrumph! I’m a crotchety old curmudgeon, so I’m going to stick to Sky Tree. What’s more, “skyt” is a rude Afrikaans word for crap [as a verb], so Sky Tree it shall remain. :p
Maybe I’ll follow you and just add the tag “skytree” in the future. 😀
Oh, maybe we can petition for it to be Skitree? Or SkaiTree? Dunno, we can try to make it even more dumb looking such as SkiiTree or SkayTree…
Off topic: Have you fiddled with your website’s mobile layout? It’s now looking much nicer on my smartphone. 🙂
I don’t think I did. But my friend who manages that side might have. Glad it looks better.
I happened to be in Tokyo two years ago about the same time in which the Sky Tree was opened to the public. I was there for a conference and the organizers wanted to bring us to visit it, but of course there was no way to get tickets that were long sold out. In the end we went on the Tokyo Tower, which was as well, since from there at least we could see the Sky Tree!
Glad you can at least see it. I still haven’t been up that majestic tower yet myself. Hopefully I can go up there this winter, but we’ll see. I think Ru and I are having a contest to see who doesn’t go there first. 😀
Dru, I started chortling when I read your comment. ” I think Ru and I are having a contest to see who doesn’t go there first.” So true! I walk there, I walk past it, I admire it from afar … unrequited love, says I, is the best in this case. 😀 Though I’ve heard from several students that you only wait 30 minutes or so if you go on a weekday morning. Hmm. Hmm …
I don’t want to wait 30 minutes. I can always wait till winter, or so. I’m in no hurry. I don’t really go there that often anymore either. Kinda sad for that, but it is okay.