golden week

This week has been a long public holiday here in Japan, and we've been exploring Tokyo every single day. We started with a trip to Ginza and the new Hibiya Midtown mall. It's been such lovely weather, the sun and the shadows were glorious.

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We went to Shimokitazawa, stopping in an adorable cafe along the way, so I could try this Totoro shaped cream puff!

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We explored several downtown areas, loving the shitamachi atmosphere, shopping for baking equipment and trying interesting snacks.

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We went to the Todoroki Gorge, amazed that such a green and wild space could exist in urban Tokyo.

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I did a watercolour sketch of a sort of mossy waterfall with dragon heads, and some little statues there.

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We also tried an orange peel kakigori and then had a wonderful afternoon tea at the Imperial Hotel to celebrate our wedding anniversary...

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I did a sketch of our tea and the incredible view out over the city, and then coloured it at home...

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Can't wait for the rest of this weekend, before it's back to work on monday...