Monday we took advantage of the holiday and went rambling out in the northeast of Tokyo where there is a massive temple with giant lanterns and a kitchen neighborhood to make even the most casual of weekend chefs drool. Quite a bit of restraint was exercised on this our first trip to Kappabashi–largely thanks to Vida who kept reminding us there were blocks and blocks of gadgets and ceramics to go– but we’ll be back. (bwahaha) For now we have a new bamboo steamer set so stay tuned for kitchen adventures!
Sensoji temple itself is quite a sight, but the tourist count was blessedly low so we joined handfuls, not throngs, of tourists and regulars admiring the temple and wishing for good luck and admiring the statuary. A helpful passerby explained that this commemorated a Japanese musician, but couldn’t explain the pigeons (naturally my favorite part).
Between my basic Japanese and Tara’s fine motor skills, we got her numerical fortune told. All her troubles are behind her– so she’s got that going for her. 🙂