After yesterday’s warm 23 degree day, we awoke this morning to discover a cold, rainy day with a top of 14 degrees. Never mind, we thought, we will just go to the Museum of Modern Art, because we really wanted to go there and a rainy day is the perfect opportunity. Oh? It’s not open on Mondays…never mind we will just go to the DT Suzuki Museum, because we want to go there too. Oh? It’s also not open on Mondays? Oh….ummmm….well…lets just go to a department store and look at all the nice food.
After all that looking in shops it was time for lunch. We decided to head back to the Omi-cho Markets for mo seafood delciousness. We couldn’t resist the lure of a giant oyster. We went for the middle sized one, but there were even larger ones. They are shucked and served to you right there and you just stand at the stall and scarf them down. So good.
Then we caught the bus to the Higashi Kazue Machi Chaya District. It was still raining and cold, but we thought we could manage a bit of a look around. After getting off the bus and before we even got to the area, we found a cool shop/gallery of arty crafty things made by local artists. It was a really cool shop. Blainie bought a cute rabbit ceramic badge. And two cups and a plate it the bargain corner for 30 yen. (About 30 cents). They had a cafe in the building as well so we had a sit down and a Blueberry smoothie made with rice Koji.
Dinner time, and we decided on getting take away bento from the department store at the train station. We both got special Sakura bento. The boxes were so nice, it’s hard not to keep all the packaging.