I have been in Tokyo this week, staying inTaito City in the area around Kaminanon Gate at Senso-ji—”ji” means temple, so when you see Senso-ji translated as Senso-ji temple the word ”temple’ is redundant.
There are visitors from all over the world and almost every one has a camera phone, with many not just satisfied with making a record of a moment but are trying to creatively expresses something beyond just being a memory, they have vision beyond just the vacation snapshot.
And in large part, there are perhaps a billion, or even more, people on Earth who owe this to Steve Jobs, whose vision of a hand held mobile telephone which was also a computer and a camera which would make digital images of a professional quality. Jobs did not only enable people to to this by creating quality products and with his insistence on design excellent of products, graphic design of packaging, corporate identity and advertising, all which motivated people to attempt something beyond their own capabilities.
Few people in history have moved so many to achieve beyond their own expectations in self expression as did Steve Jobs. Whether they all achieve some level of greatness or not, they will raise the standard for those more capable and make the world a better place.
After hours gestures
A group of elder people (my age) having a group photograph at Yasukune Jinja getting some last memories of past greatness of Japan
Pilgrims at Sensoji in the early morning.