It’s Chen’s day. He enjoys going to museums and looking at weird boring things. I say these things are boring, but when I’m actually there I suspect there are times where I have more fun than him; like when we were at the The Louvre and I had an absolute blast in the Greek and Roman sections. Anyway, on the way to the National Museum we came by a small shrine and since we hadn’t been to one yet, and we knew the Senso-ji was going to be chockablock later, we took a look around – careful not to disturb the funeral happening nearby.
The gallery was amazing, and there were all these little statues, each one was different. This damn child was running amok in there banging on all the cabinets and being a bloody brat. The parents were doing nothing. No idea why they weren’t kicked out.
Then we came across a room full of calligraphy and I was in heaven. Everything was *swooooooooooooon*. I couldn’t stop ogling everything and took about a million photos, but here’s just one.
After leaving the museum we actually got a little lost getting back to the station. We couldn’t find the metro trains for the longest time, so we ended up walking to the next station. No idea how we got so lost. We stopped for some ice cream and bun along the way.
Dad suggested we go to Senso-ji and since it was still relatively early, we set off to find that the giant lantern in the front was covered for renovations. Buuuttt…we walked into the tourist aisles anyway and bought some dango!
I was hungry and we still hadn’t tried pancakes yet, so off we went to Ginza for some munchies. Dad called at this point and told us not to eat too much because we were going to another of this restaurants in the evening. TOO LATE! We were at pancakes!We did end up eating too much because there were more pancakes than we realised, so we had to walk it off and holy crap, we stumbled onto Itoya because we were amused by the giant paper clip. I literally shrieked in the street. This place is two buildings and 7 storeys of stationary.
Yeah, we bought things. Also, we were early back to Shinjuku for dinner and found another Itoya at the top of the department store and bought some more things before meeting up with Parents for dinner.
Then, I couldn’t decide which dessert to order so Dad let me order all four.