My husband also wanted to check out one of the tackle shops in town because that's one of his true loves - fishing.
|Mmmm - grilled mackerel, rice, miso soup, grated daikon |
and some sort of oshinko for lunch. Simple and perfect.
|Fish "print" to immortalize a great catch|
|The famous "scramble" crossing in Shibuya.|
Later in the day we went to visit a buddhist temple in Asakusa. It's been in the family of my brother's "home stay" mother for many generations. Her 88 year old mother takes care of the day-to-day tasks and she was so gracious to have us there for barley tea and cool fruit jelly. Out back they had a peaceful cemetery and a beautiful garden full of lotus. Unfortunately they weren't blooming anymore, but they looked so healthy. Afterwards we went out for Okonomiyaki (like savory pancakes almost) and walked around town a bit.
Then we hopped on the train back to Tachikawa to get some rest. I think the jet lag is finally starting to set in...zzzzzz