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... ace skier! Mandrake is a shop dedicated to Anime and full of geeks that are willing to part with their Yens for some vintage dolls, magazines or some rather disturbing Manga porn (this was in the 18+ section of the shop where I 'happened’ to wander into).
After lunch we went to Ueno where we visited the oldest park in Tokyo. There seemed to be a massive (cherry blossom?) picnic party going on. Loads of people on tarps who had clearly been hitting the turps for a ...
... It was so serene with the moss and rocks around the well.
- Best part of the gardens!: As we were walking around the lake looking at the Koi fish, an elderly gentleman called me over nearby. It looked like a popular hangout spot because there was several elderly men holding very large cameras. He gave me a peanut and motioned for me to hold my hands out. I was unsure of what was going to happen, bu then a little wee ...
... fish to root vegetables
2-fish of some kind rolled up somehow. I waited to see how my hosts are it and they just bit in so I figured, when in Rome...it ended up being quite good and gone in just two bites
2-seaweed. Yup. Seaweed...in gelatin...and cold. Ed from the London office equated it to hair...as I was taking my first bite. Luckily we were able to laugh through it!
4-sushi...not the BEST sushi I ...
... get pictures but if you ask them nicely they will pose for you with the typical Japanese peace sign. Got some really cool pictures. :-)
I went into one of the side streets and ended up in an upper class shopping street with all the major brand stores you'll also find in Europe or America. I really couldn't care less about these shops but apparenty a chocolate restaurant and a popcorn shop were popular enough to have people line up for them. I roughly counted ...
... it. The English speaking doctor was at a hospital so we headed there, and next thing we know Dave's been lobbed onto a bed, had bloods taken and a horrendous needle thrust into the middle of his forearm ready for a CT scan with suspected appendicitis. Sheesh. If the Mums are reading this, it all ends well so nothing to worry about! So, we essentially sat in a little hospital ward for four hours with all sorts going on around us - next to us was ...