I woke up this morning to find the sky clear and blue and the forecast for the same all day. Julie arrived at the ryokan and we set off on our great adventure, maps and instructions in hand (thank you Mr Fukuda).
Our first port of call was an exhibition in a warehouse by the canal of some of Amy Katoh`s textile collection. The canal was lined with cherry trees and the water had a raft of fallen petals floating on it. Julie pointed out birds, plants and trees so it was a beautiful and fascinating walk. We called in at a cafe for iced coffee and enjoyed the neighbourhood before the exhibition opened.
So far, so good. Still typing slowly. We had a lovely lunch (thank you again Mr Fukuda) before hitting Chicago! This is a thrift shop in Omote-sando and in addition to the usual secondhand jeans, t-shirts and dresses they have kimono. Julie was after obi for a project and I was after yukuta for DH. Job done!
Before this contrast though we had a little more culture with a stroll up to the Meiji Shrine and then a delicious dessert in the sunshine - green tea ice cream, yum.