Tokyo Sumidagawa Youth Hostel
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... a beautiful park, why I didn't make more pictures I don't know but if you send me a message on whatsapp, I can let you hear what it sounded like. There are loud cicadas... very loud. The rest of the path lead past sporting grounds and back to the station before the one I got off at coming to the museum.
Right. I am going to skip a bit about me being disappointed that a certain date did not come to pass because, you know... not fun. Instead, I ...
... the ceiling. There were plenty of bowls, cups and plates, but only one small shelf with about half a dozen different teapots. And that's when we saw it. Sitting on the end of the shelf was a large, round teapot that begged us to take it home. It was painted a light sage green colour with navy blue vertical stripes. It had a hammered textured on the outside and a dark brown bamboo handle. It seemed so perfectly imperfect that we knew it would be ours.
... over and over again, as I walked through the deserted streets of the Sumida neighbourhood towards my hostel.
Initially I had put the emptiness of the streets down to a combination of the weather and the day of the week but as I found as out the week went on, this is just a very quiet corner of Tokyo.
Sitting down for a spot of internet use was most tempting but the insistence of the Russian gentleman sitting opposite me that he enthusiastically pick his nose ...
... After dropping off our shopping at the hotel we went back out to find lunch. We wanted to find a sushi place but most of them seemed to be closed. We ended up going to a tempura/noodle joint near the train station instead. After that it was time for us to get some laundry done. Not much else for us to do other than hang out in the hotel and watch videos on the kindle while we waited for the laundry to finish.
... perhaps like the infamous comic "Charisma Man", 'Western Woman' also undergoes a miraculous change, at least in the eyes of school boys.
That's what I thought, until I happened to walk through the underwear department in a department store the other day. What I thought was the children's section for prepubescent girls, turned out to be a designer lingerie, in-house store boutique.
My sports bra-hunting will just have to wait a year I guess.