Tired of sore feet so I wore my fun running shoes, even though it limited what I could wear.
My only full length mirror is in the elevator…often times it’s too late to change my outfit…compromise between style and comfort represented here.
On my way to the train I witnessed another adorable little girl. Her backpack has wings.
She had assorted Salmon Sashimi with Udon noodles. I tasted the noodels, still adjusting to the idea of raw fish.
I had steamed Salmon, Shrimp and Crab over rice. The top middle dish had a cold fish that I think was tuna in a slightly sweet orange sauce (very tasty), and soup (little pickled radishes top left…I think).
We walked through a Shrine…I loved this dragon sculptor fountain spout (used for cleansing hands before prayer).
Part of the Shrine.
My friend explained the rope is pulled to ring the bells to scare away evil spirits before prayer.
Money is put in and a fortune is pulled out.
Fortunes written on slips of paper are then kept and taken home or tied to this wooden structure (especially if it’s not a good fortune). I love the mixture of wood, Japanese writing in black and red ink…various shapes in simplistic form.
After lunch we walked down the street a bit, this part of the river (or canal) reminded me of Venice a little.
On the way home I saw this women showing a nice way of making jeans look a little more feminine. Red ballet flats (red belt barely visible) and black cardigan sweater. I plan to study my favorite looks here and try to morph my style to fit in a little better.