Monday, April 6, 2009
Ok...I have officially lost track of the days (and I love it by the way). I forgot when this was but it was a good day. We met with Toshi kinda early since he had some things to do later that day. The plan, you see, was to go to the museum of my favorite Japanes artist, Kawanabe Kyosai.
After a few changes of trains we got there. The museum is in the familys private home and is only 3 small rooms. To get from room 2 to room 3 we had to go outside and into a nother building and between the two 2 houses there was this cute littl garden. Kyosai had a thing for frogs so there was a cool frog statue there.
The prints and originals there are awesome and pretty and all that BUT...the small cafe where you can buy prints, postcards and most importantly books (SO cheap) was worth the whole trip....mmmmmm....Kyosai books!!! Well we got ourself a cup of coffee while browsing though all the Kyosai goodies.
Since it didn't take us all that long time to go through those 3 rooms Toshi still had some time left to hang with us. It also turned out that the plans that he had was to meet with some friends in a park to celebrate the cherryblossoms but it was kinda cold and kinda grayish so he wasn't that much in a hurry to go do that. We needed to go to Ueno and do some shopping so he joined us for that. We made a quick snack stop at a bakery called Andersen...a Danish name and yes when we came in there was Danish goodies and even Danish flags. We didn't felt tempted thought to throw ourself at what was supposed to be goodies from home. Looked pretty good though.
Off we went to buy Amalies grand dad a new watch...a real Rorax...that's right....Rorax! A cool (super cheap) gold watch called Rorax with the little crow on top as it's brother Rolex has. He had wanted one since he saw Amalies so we had promised him that we would brimg him one of these masterpieces from our next trip. These shopping streets has all sorts of things from bling bling to "designer" clothing to fishmarked and fruits and whatnot...always fun to walk these streets.
I can't seem to remember what we did after this but it was a really nice day. Fun times and great things were bought! You can always go see what Amalie posted about this day if you wanna know more. She is better at these day reports anyway.
It has been a great long day with awesome weather, Hanami and a great Punk rock show so I am busted. Sorry if the text didn't make too much sence! I will see if I can catch up with the dates soon.