This is a place near our campus in Tamachi. As usual, I forgot the name. Amy had been here once with our friend Kenji so she took us. According to Kenji foreigners never go here but locals and students go daily. The look of surprise we got when we walked in definitely supported his claim. It felt a little bit like we had awkwardly walked into the home of someone we don’t know. The walls were covered with photos of Keio students and Keio team pictures the way parents might display their children’s school pictures and awards. There was only one man working, who regulars call ‘Master,’ and the menu was simple and small – coffee, tea, juice, spaghetti, rice pilaf, and curry. While we felt a little out of place, others who came in tossed their coats and bags where they liked, went to the counter and poured their own water, and made conversation with the ‘Master’ as if they were simply picking up an unfinished conversation from earlier in the day. Needless to say, I enjoyed observing all of this.
oh ps: Cold Stone’s Valentines Day campaign.
I’m not very good at wrapping these up, if you haven’t noticed.
Travel to Japan, travel to anywhere. Explore. Or, do so through my eyes. Feel free to fund my adventures too, if you have some extra cash lying around ; ) I wouldn’t mind wandering for a living!