The brashest city
blushes with gold, till someone
turns on the neon.
Who is in charge of turning on the neon in Tokyo? Is there a code followed by all the bars and restaurants? Is there a guy in the sky in charge of the big switch on each night, waiting to press the button like the B listers at the Blackpool Christmas lights?
Having just witnessed my first Tokyo sunset, I am surprised that it doesn’t go directly from daylight to strip light like it does in films. Instead there is quite literally a golden hour; where the pastel heat drains from the sky and a golden blush flushes along the river, through the rainbow bridge and up through the skyscrapers and towers. Pure Tokyo gold.