Monday, September 8, 2008

Return to Tokyo, Day One: Part Two

After our udon, we set off to find Lilla Huset, a zakka shop I'd read about online. Because street addresses are so seemingly random in Tokyo--and we didn't have a really precise map--we wandered. Along the way we found ANOTHER even cuter zakka shop (I didn't write down the name, unfortunately), and just when we were about to give up, we turned a corner and there it was. Kawaii!

A very charming little neighborhood...
I love this restaurant window display: we all know about the plastic food designed to let you know what's on the menu in Japanese restaurants, but the paper puffer fish are too much! I guess there isn't any plastic fugu? (For those of you who may not know, fugu is puffer/blowfish--it contains a deadly neurotoxin in its organs that is as dangerous as cyanide, and chefs must be licensed in order to serve fugu.)
We headed off to Shibuya...
This is Shibuya crossing, which is very ...
...very...
...crowded.
Lots of interesting people with interesting hair.

One really does feel as if one is on the set of Blade Runner in this part of Tokyo. Utterly fascinating!

1 comment:

Robin said...

That last pic IS soooo Blade Runner. One of my favorite movies. I bet it was even more so at night. Did you notice any hovercrafts? ;) Love all the pictures.