I’m not very good at this blogging lark, am I? I’m not very good at taking photos either, and there’s also a lack of those from the last few days. However I’ve cobbled together a few pictures for your entertainment.
I don’t think this was for Halloween…
This cute window display was at Andersen in Ueno
Hachiko is Tokyo’s answer to Greyfriars Bobby I think I might start a campaign to get the Number 42 bus decked out like this in Edinburgh.
A very big wheel. I didn’t go on it. Nice weather though.
I did buy this and drink it. It was yellow and warm from a vending machine…
I have, of course, been doing a bit of shopping. This is my very favourite purchase, it’s part of the Hello Kitty Monster Cosplay range from LaForet.
I also bought this gorgeous ring (on my funny looking finger)
some pretty washi paper, might go back for more of this.
and last but not least some fabric from Tomato – I finally made that pilgrimage!
Top image fabric will be for skirts and dresses, and the poodles I bought because I couldn’t not buy them 😀 I got to Tomato 30 mins before it closed. Most shops in Tokyo close at 9pm but Tomato closes at 6. They played Aud Lang Syne for the last 15 minutes.
I’d love to show you more but there’s so much stuff in Tokyo you’re not allowed to take images of, mainly in shops or shopping centres. They put so much effort into making amazing displays it seems a shame that they won’t let you take pictures. Last time I was here I was actually man-handled out of a shop for merely holding my camera in view of the assistant. I’m not taking any chances this time.
Tomorrow we’re off to Tokyo Design Week, our main reason for being here – can’t wait!
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