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... so you drink the actual leaves that impart health. We became part of the ceremony by learning how to behave and respond in Japanese to the Teamaster's questions after our enjoyment. We went up to the observation deck of Tokyo Tower, built in 1956 as a symbol of the rebuilding of Tokyo after the war. Much of Tokyo was destroyed by US firebombing. They discuss it with no apparent trace of resentment, as if it was a natural event like a typhoon. It unabashedly resembles ...
... Right, before we go out for dinner tonight I will make a point of learning what cartilage is in Japanese, I don’t think the boys could handle another wrong order!
Tonight we again ended up in a small restaurant full of Japanese men and 3 women and us. Of course we were the entertainment. One of the waitresses spoke a teeny bit of English – enough for us to get the words beer, cora (coke) and sake across. Everyone was ...
... forever, whilst exploring nooks and crannies of Harajuku alleys. There is something magic about the style of handmade goods of Tokyo. And there is nothing else quite like it. I'll have to take some good photos tomorrow to document them.
Another fab thing for me was a vintage store in the main shopping street of Shimokitazawa, full of the cutest Japanese antique furniture and toys, that was so unbelievably dreamy! So well curated, what ...
... an incredible opportunity this was.
I also have to say that I am very happy to have had a travel partner with Kristen. It seemed to everyone in the group that we had known each other for quite a while, so how fortunate that we were able to become fast friends!
So with that I will wrap up this's dries of thoughts. Domo arigato Tokyo, sayonara!
... shibuya: everything i read about harajuku was that you must go on sunday. that's the day all the teenage girls do their cosplay thing and roam the streets. think like anime meets gothic circus. i was determined to take pictures of their crazy fashion, but apparently they're banned by the police these days. little old man in yoyogi park gave me the scoop. yoyogi was very pretty. lots of people hanging out. reminded me of dolores park in san fran. walked up and ...