The Unique “Faces” of Tokyo, Japan

Kon'nichiwa dear friend!

Hello from Tokyo, Japan where I am for a few days. Stay tuned for a full update on my visit but in the meantime, I’m sharing some of the unique ‘faces’ I’ve seen so far (mainly in response to the WordPress Photo Challenge).

Tokyo Japan, face of girl at airport selling perfume in poster

Face on a row of posters at the airport as we walked to the arrivals hall.

tokyo japan, cooks

The faces of two chefs as they prepared our meals.

geisha girl mannequin at mall

Thought her face was absolutely beautiful.

tokyo japan performers musicians

The faces of musicians as they played Japanese music.

female temple visitor with umbrella tokyo japan

Even though the rain is falling her face still looks kind of happy.

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“The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.”
~ St. Jerome

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.”
~ Walt Whitman

“The soul can split the sky in two and let the face of God shine through.”
~ Edna St. Vincent Millay

Click here to see more facial interpretations.

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Their Faces Speak Louder Than Words: Homeless for 24 Hours

“There is a lot that happens around the world we cannot control. We cannot stop earthquakes, we cannot prevent droughts, and we cannot prevent all conflict, but when we know where the hungry, the homeless and the sick exist, then we can help.”
Jan Schakowsky

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Faces Speak is a social media campaign which includes a true story not only narrated by Nicholas Waithe, a Rotarian and personal friend from my island Barbados, but is actually one he experienced up front and center.  He was ‘homeless for 24 hours’ and yes, this exercise was part of a much bigger project but Nicholas admits he will never be the same … because the struggle of the homeless is real whether we willingly acknowledge their existence or not.

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Nicholas lying on the pavement during the 24 hours he was “homeless”

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