Meet Sonoko (the owner of the first rental were staying at in Setagaya). The most amazing host! She made us a traditional Japanese dinner last night. She didn’t speak much English but that didn’t stop her from trying or learning through conversation. However, she was able to say the only two men in her life are her cats. So adorable.
Writing your prayers or wishes for yourself&others in respect at Meiji Shrine. I did one to leave a part of me in Japan and to have my love for others be halfway across the country🏯
Golden Gai - Shinjuku. An area packed with tons of small bars fitting sometimes only 1 but up to 6 people. One of my favorite places from day 1. Met a kind local named Yohei who showed us around and even paid for everyone! Had a run in with a plastered Australian (who was by himself). The locals didn’t mind him falling everywhere, plopping his body onto theirs. They just wanted to give him water to sober up and sing karaoke. I loved it all.
My daughter wanted to dress up her hamster in dolly clothes, I told her that wasn’t really going to work…but if we cut holes in a box and make some of those seaside type pictures you stick your head through, only hamster sized, perhaps we could make him look like he dressed up!