Friday, 31 December 2010

Daytime visit to Kitchen Town and an Evening walk around Roppongi

30th December:  Yep... you read the heading correctly - Kitchen Town!  A whole block in Kappabashi dedicated to kitchenware and cooking utensils from the smallest of chopstick holders to full on industrial gas cookers, rice boilers, etc.  A totally inspiring array, some of the items for sale I wouldn't even know what to do with - but it makes Lakeland seem rather dull in comparison!  (On the other side of the block - it seemed to be an area dedicated to the sale of indoor shrines).

Wooden spoon selection

Colourful, shapely tea pots

Cooking on gas

Contemplative gardens

Frog man - wasn't an English translation - not sure what he had to do with this area, but was glitzy and needed to be captured on film!

The 'bug' building - don't think I'd like to live here particularly; is about as glamorous as saying we lived nextdoor to a Crem!

Community bus - drive in circular loops around the pre-schools, doctors, dentists, and hospitals.

And then come the evening shots of Roppongi; the lights and attractive shop fronts make it a wonderful place for exciting the eye (above a wedding dress).  We were actually looking for the cinema - we found it, but at 8.00pm, an hour too early for any of the start times - nevermind, a nice meal (posh burger and chips) was had in the Hillside complex instead.

Entrance to a wedding shop

Full shot of the wedding shop

An eatery with a completely plastic wrap frontage!

Part of the 'City Lights Celebration'

A rather interesting sculpture covered in fairy lights.  Then off home as the temperature is starting to drop here in Tokyo (I'm even having to sport my Micky Mouse hat just to keep the chill of my ears - embarrassing for Colin or wot!).

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