Bullet train. Radiohead headlining in the Japan Alps, sleeping on floor mats in a traditional Japanese Ryokan (me, not Radiohead – IN MY DREAMS), eating vending-machine pot noodles for dinner. Bullet train. Kyoto, former Imperial capital of Japan and city of Geishas and beautiful wooden Gion streets. Bullet train. Tokyo – 35 million within the larger metropolitan area and still counting – for Contemporary Art and really mind-blowing stationery. August 2012.