Friday, June 15, 2007
know, I am sorry, its been almost two weeks since I update.
Meredith and I have been very busy.
We have been doing Harajuku/Omotosando, Shinjuku, Yokohama/Chinatown, Tokyo Dome City, Shibuya, Ueno, impromptu karoake, and all things wonderful in Tokyo.
In Harajuku we received FREE HUGS and watched a women take her hamsters for a walk. The free hugs was something I found particularly interesting- Tokyo is a large city so you get the general big city rush and impersonal atmosphere, add to this the Japanese etiquette of not touching and (bows vs handshakes) formality of dress, etc. Add to this being a foreigner, and while I would never describe the Japanese as rude or cold people, there always feels like a barrier between myself and any other human form that passes me. So Meredith and I are walking around Harajuku and we see these people holding signs saying "Free Hugs", oh you know I jumped on that. It was fun.
Meredith just got home from here day in Kamakura so I will sign off and chat with her about her day.
Updating will be done at a later date....maybe after Meredith leaves and I have the time....all by myself.....