Tokyo – A Journey into the “Land of Multitudes” with Naomi Lloyd
In terms of describing Japan’s multifaceted, hustling-bustling and ever-fascinating capital – where apparent opposites seem to coexist in perfect way (peace and harmony) – nobody is better than Euronews’ Naomi Lloyd, a British-born, Paris-based reporter with a keen eye for the intricate complexities of the city. Join her as she tracks down the origins of manga (comic books) from the 17th century, learns all about the myriad faces of Ginza, and discovers virtual microcosms of Japan in Shibuya and Shimokitazawa.
reporter Naomi Lloyd
Ukiyo-e are beautifully crafted Japanese paintings and woodblock prints with delicate lines and vivid colours. The art form flourished from the 17th century through to the 19th century during the Edo period.
And nowadays, Tokyo artists are at the forefront of the manga scene and the locations featured in their drawings attract visitors from around the world. Manga expert, from Ginza Tsutaya Books, Nana Midoro, sees both Manga and Ukiyo-e as integral to Japanese culture.
The district of Ginza lies in the heart of Tokyo. Here, upmarket shopping and futuristic architecture meet traditional Japanese culture and design. The old and new link together - as you can see at the city’s latest and most luxurious shopping mall, Ginza Six.
Tokyo is a city that’s constantly evolving - from new skyscrapers reshaping its skyline to the youth culture trends influencing fashion and music.
But it’s also a city where modernity and tradition co-exist.
Although only minutes away, the neighbourhoods of Shibuya and Shimokitazawa are good examples.
British freelance TV reporter, presenter & producer based in Paris. She's worked for the BBC, France 24, EuronewsNBC, Reuters TV, ITV News and European Parliament TV.
Experienced in anchoring live news programmes in the studio as well as reporting on location covering arts & culture, business, politics, and travel feature stories.