I like the look of vintage Japanese advertising. We didn’t go in here but I’ve been to a couple old izakayas during the year that have been around for decades and they always have an interesting feel. There’s one in Ginza that’s directly under the train tracks (so you can’t hear anything except the thundering tracks every few minutes) and staffed entirely by old men. Kind of place that might be worth a vist if you come to Japan. Just be adventurous and venture off the main roads now and then.
And then right next door – Cafe Montana! Haha oh the creativity. That’s what I love about areas like this. West Tokyo is the best. Its also home to Koenji and Shimokitazawa which I’m sure you’ve noticed I think are endlessly fun to explore.
We got popsicles and strolled through Inokashira Park for a bit. That’s a suika, or watermelon popsicle – in the shape of a slice of watermelon! The black “seeds” are little chocolate chips!
Then we wandered around looking for a game center to take those purikura I posted on my “blogiversary” so I got a few pictures inside. Film sure gives the place an interesting look.
Haha coincidentally Momo won these for us the next day! Oh mame-shiba..(warning: its a very strange (but cute) video).
Then dinner and dessert in DevaDeva Cafe, which Ryoko kindly showed me last week!
This picture came out pretty romantic, no? I like that I can use my camera to stare directly at the sun and I especially like that that man in the middle is holding his arms out.
Anyway thanks for reading. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the photos if you care to share them. And if you’re new to the blog please check out my website and my flickr – I update them both frequently. : ) Man, could I have possibly given you any more links to click on in this post!?
Oh and upcoming: Shimokitazawa (on film, finally), and CLIMBING MT. FUJI (!! wish me luck!!)
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