We got our first snow (that stuck) in Tokyo today and the kids have gone wild. They’d built a small snowman by the time I left for work this morning, assuming (wrongly it turns out) that I was well enough to leave the apartment. By the time I trudged back glumly at 11, defeat and coughdrops in hand, they were in the process of fattening him up with handfulls of snow. Now as I’m having yet another cup of tea, they’ve re-rolled his body parts until they’re so big adult help is being sought for the re-stacking. I spotted several co-workers going in very late so they could drag their munchkins around on sleds first and it now appears that several of the same and a few more have escaped the office early for another round. At least they’re all making the most of it!
As long as I’m couch-bound, thought I’d share a few quirky pics for giggles. You giggle (optional), I’ll hold very still and try not to cough.
Following in a string of posters where adorable animals remind you how to behave on the subway, this cute little guy is accompanied by an exhortation not to get drunk and pass out on the metro in such a way that you hog the seats.
A few pics from last week when we had a lovely three-day weekend and celebrated not only by buying wooden saddles, but wandering Ginza’s car-free streets for the last of the New Year’s sales.
Our true find that day was a small, but exclusive kimono shop, complete with fur geta (or the flip-flops traditionally worn with kimonos). The sign says ‘seal’ and we definitely did not enter to ask the price. Nearby but out of sight was an elephant skin handbag…
We also spotted quite a few well-dressed pups on display which reminded me that I had a small smattering of some favorite doggie dressers. Sadly some of the really good ones got away– the poodle in a panda suit in a baby stroller I nearly chased out into traffic but still failed to get in focus. Next time!
And my favorite, which I’m sure I’ve already posted but will again anyway: