Friday, October 12

tokyo 2007



not sure where to start... plus i'm tired and hungry right now so i'm not thinking too clearly. well, here is a flickr photoset.

highlights and/or observations (in no particular order, but just the way my brain is remembering right now):

* for some reason, i thought it wasn't going to be a crazy trip and that i was getting older, and things would seem "not-so-different" from nyc.... WRONG. very, very wrong.

* the multitude of things that are made in USA and classic american things from an era that most people here (in the USA) don't appreciate or might not even know about. It's unbelievable the things that J and I bought, that are made in the USA, but only available in Japan.

* stumbling upon an onigiri cafe in daikanyama

* not a lot of consideration for the disabled or elder (or my climacophobia) in tokyo, in regards to stairways into stores: Nike 1 Love, United Bamboo omotesando and this crazy store in daikanyama where my legs were trembling going down the concrete stairway with no railing.

*Most store clerks are super nice... sometimes a little overbearing, but they all mean well. Best store clerk/sales person award: to the guy at Fames who stopped us on the street to let us know the story behind a new era hat that J got a couple days before.

2 comments:

Melody said...

Welcome home!! Sounds like you had an amazing trip. I can't wait to hear stories!

Little Nutbrown Hare said...

"the multitude of things that are made in USA and classic american things from an era that most people here (in the USA) don't appreciate or might not even know about. It's unbelievable the things that J and I bought, that are made in the USA, but only available in Japan."

Same for Britain!