This post is a tale of lots of T’s!
First off: the typhoon that hit Tokyo! The rain was sheeting down at times, and it was really windy, whew! Here’s a view of the hotel where we are staying in Tokyo from the Toyo Corporation’s conference room across the street — it’s the shorter tan building:
Toyo is the company that invited Jason to come and speak at the conference. He met with them yesterday to go over some things, which left me with 5 hours on my own. What’s a girl to do with that much time and a typhoon on, eh? Why shopping, of course!
First off I hit one of my favorite stores in Tokyo — Keyuca — they have simple, elegant housewares. I like to get housewares as souvenirs when we travel — that way I can remember the fun times everyday! Yesterday I picked up some beautiful tea mats, a mug, and a metal coffee filter cone holder. I think I’m going to have to go back and get a bamboo tray tho, hmmmm.
Then I stopped at a French cafe for some coffee — so rich that it tasted like chocolate, mmmm. Properly fortified, I headed out into the rain for another of my favorite stores — Itoya! It’s floor upon floor of stationary, stamps, watercolors, colored pencils, pens, notebooks, and thousands of markers. It’s just a short metro ride to Ginza:
Of course I had to peek in the Apple Store on the way, ha!
I’ll show you the Copic markers a little later in the post — but first I had to dash back to Toyo so that we could leave for Yokohama. Here’s the hotel where we stayed — right on the water:
And what a view! Here’s the scene this morning from our window on the 20th floor:
And, here are those markers! I think I’m going to have to go back and get a few more — but at least I finally have some pinks — I had been hunting for them forever in the states:
Can’t wait to take them home and play!
I’ll leave you with a picture of some super yummy green tea that I had this morning:
Oh and! I’m writing this from CEDEC! J just finished up his panel discussion, it went great! Next up is his presentation.
More later after we’re back in Tokyo,