Tokyo Robot Restaurant, Shinjuku District
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Japan-in Haiku 12: Robot Dining

Robot Dining

Tack and tech collide,
a fusion, not of flavour
but science and myth.

In the restaurants of Britain and Europe chefs compete to reinvent and re-energise food, turning it from raw ingredients into high tech concoctions. In Tokyo’s Robot Restaurant hardly anyone bothers to buy the picnic, the science is all around, eating would be a distraction from the future.

Tanks, swings, chariots, horses, floating stages, strip lights, rollerskates, angels, devils, snakes, pandas, pantomime cows, lights and glitter and dancing; it’s all here. Lit by LED, lantern and laser, dancing to the tune of a drumming, pumping Gangnam beat.

Oh, and the robots. Unbelievably huge in a tiny space, they just keep coming.

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Kirstie Pelling

Kirstie is the creative force and chief poet in residence of poetinmotion.org She is available for residencies, as a conference poet and wedding poet. She is also co-founder of The Family Adventure Project and a regular contributor to many online travel communities.

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Kirstie is the creative force and chief poet in residence of poetinmotion.org She is available for residencies, as a conference poet and wedding poet. She is also co-founder of The Family Adventure Project and a regular contributor to many online travel communities.

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