tokyo, japan: kindness, gratitude & activism

Kindness. Gratitude. Activism. Three themes seen and felt through Tokyo's energy.

KINDNESS.

 A group of students at Waseda University giving out free hugs. Their hugs and smiles were an incredible way to start the day on the way to the conference!

A group of students at Waseda University giving out free hugs. Their hugs and smiles were an incredible way to start the day on the way to the conference!

 As I sat eating an amazing falafel wrap (yay vegetarian options!), I saw this cop walking an older gentleman and his groceries across the street. He waited until he was safely in a cab. These are just some examples. Kindness was everywhere! On the subway, one woman helped me get my ticket and then walked me all the way to my train! Another man risked missing his train to bring me my ticket I had dropped. At Tiger, a cashier left her register to walk me to the statue I was looking for. People went above and beyond with their heart every day!

As I sat eating an amazing falafel wrap (yay vegetarian options!), I saw this cop walking an older gentleman and his groceries across the street. He waited until he was safely in a cab. These are just some examples. Kindness was everywhere! On the subway, one woman helped me get my ticket and then walked me all the way to my train! Another man risked missing his train to bring me my ticket I had dropped. At Tiger, a cashier left her register to walk me to the statue I was looking for. People went above and beyond with their heart every day!

GRATITUDE. 

 At the Meiji Shrine, people can write on wooden tablets their prayers, wishes and gratitude in the world for the universe. As I've mentioned in posts before, I love installations that gather people's most inner and vulnerable thoughts together from all over the world! This mother/daughter one stuck out to me as it was right after Mother's Day and also for the beautiful messaging. The daughter asking for hugs and smiles and loves with everyone she meets! The mother asking for acceptance, open arms, happiness and a clean planet!! I LOVE! What a vision for the future.

At the Meiji Shrine, people can write on wooden tablets their prayers, wishes and gratitude in the world for the universe. As I've mentioned in posts before, I love installations that gather people's most inner and vulnerable thoughts together from all over the world! This mother/daughter one stuck out to me as it was right after Mother's Day and also for the beautiful messaging. The daughter asking for hugs and smiles and loves with everyone she meets! The mother asking for acceptance, open arms, happiness and a clean planet!! I LOVE! What a vision for the future.

ACTIVISM.

 As my friend Yumi and I were leaving dinner, we came across this protest for women's rights. As someone who has attended protests in the past, it is amazing to see people using their voice and standing up for what they believe in! So cool to see in another country and lucky to have Yumi there to explain it to me.

As my friend Yumi and I were leaving dinner, we came across this protest for women's rights. As someone who has attended protests in the past, it is amazing to see people using their voice and standing up for what they believe in! So cool to see in another country and lucky to have Yumi there to explain it to me.

 Open Tokyo. Open World! Open for ALL!!

Open Tokyo. Open World! Open for ALL!!

"And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside. Now fill the world with music, love and pride."

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