Beauty, even in Narita Airport July 3, 2014 Factorial beauty, bonsai, japan, narita, tanabata A quick photo dump of some pictures I took during my overnight stay in the airport. Click any picture to see it bigger. This dude Brian was a software entrepreneur from Oklahoma. We met around midnight and spent the next six hours talking politics, Japan, start-ups, functional programming & other computer science topics. I actually learned a lot about investments and start-ups from this guy. Would’ve been a much longer night without him. During the Tanabata Summer Festival, the Japanese write their wishes on strips of paper and hang them on “wish trees” like these. My favorite thing to see, however, was this sampling of an upcoming Bonsai exhibition of some kind. I love bonsai and these trees were beautiful. If you look closely you can see this 50+ year old bonsai tree has a trunk of two intertwining colors. Unfortunately, right after taking this picture I got kicked out of this area. It was very late and I wasn’t supposed to be there evidently.