Friday, July 20, 2007


Shinjuku is a neighborhood in Tokyo with skyscrapers, neon, lots of restaurants, bars and love hotels. You can buy almost anything from a vending machine and even some of the restaurants use a vending machine out front for you to pay and place your order before you enter.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Night Snack

Buying snacks out of the back of a Japanese mini-van and by "mini" I mean it would fit inside a Dodge Caravan. The concept of this street vendor in Japan is misleading however. The Japanese do not eat on the street, with the occasional exception of an ice cream cone. Meals to go are packaged neatly for take home. You do not walk down the street munching on a Yakatori. If you do go so far as to sneak a snack on the go you will be shunned with disturbed stares and left with no place to dispose of the refuse. There are almost no trash cans on the street and no litter either. Tokyo is by far one of the cleanest cities in the world.


Tokyo's trendy Harajuku neighborhood is a throng of shoppers on the weekends. A great place to go people watching, even a dreary rainy day.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Early AM in Hong Kong

Sunrise in Hong Kong through tropical trees and sleek skyscrapers. Jet lag comes in handy to get out early before the city wakes and get a few good pictures.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Reorient is in the Orient til July 28th

Reorient's gallery store will be closed until Saturday, July 28th. You may continue to shop on line at and reach us via email while we travel to China and Japan to seek out more art and cultural treasures for our Rhode Island store.
The photo is of Shanghai's continuously rising skyline. Watch this space for more images of Asia and cultural postings.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Money Tree

The Money Tree is so called because it typically has five points on its leaf, which correspond to the five elements of feng shui. When there is a balance of energies good fortune is allowed to flow through your home or business. Placing a money tree in your place of work is said to promote balance and the flow of good fortune. The five elements are as follows:

Wood feeds Fire; Fire creates Earth (ash); Earth bears Metal; Metal collects Water and ultimately Water nourishes Wood.