I arrived in Tokyo last night... There's still a lot to write about from my Korea trip, but I just wanted to post a quick update... Off I go to cause trouble with Hiromi.
My timing was fortuitous., or insane, depending on your perspective... right outside the Marunouchi exit of Tōkyō station, a brand new building opened up, the Shin-Marunouchi Building. Just as you might expect, it was crowded and bustling with activity... When something new and big comes to Tokyo, everyone wants to be there.
Shin-Marunouchi Building Opening Day Congratulatory Flowers
These flowers mark the opening of a new building or business.
Every restaurant or cafe had a long queue.
A new restaurant menu
Dashi-chazuke. Rice with various toppings and Japanese soup stock instead of the typical tea.
I just managed a glimpse of the goods at this fancy cake shop.
Coffee from my hood
Seattle's Iranian-American family-owned Caffe Appassionato gussies up their look for the Japanese market.
Fancy little gourmet shop
Too many salad dressings.
An upscale outpost of an ordinary supermarket
Somewhere to buy the essentials, and everyday splurges.