It was a blustery, rainy day today. So we decided to go and see the Pixar exhibition that is currently on at the Museum of Contempory Art. Problem is the rest of Tokyo had the same idea.
After looking at all the things, lunch was in order. So we set out in the wind and rain to check out some of the cafes in nearby Kiyosumi Shirakawa. Apparently it was once a bit of a run down suburb, but recently lots of cafes have started to open up. It didn’t take us long to stumble across Allpress Esspresso. It looked good and it was cold outside, so we went in. Good coffee and tasty food.
Then we headed back to Andon for a bit of a rest and costume change. Then we headed for the bright lights of Shinjuku, where we were going to the 8 Bit Cafe. A cool bar that is themed with all things nerdy and video gamey. We have wanted to go there for years, but never quite made it. Tonight a Japanese band we like – YMCK were playing a show with some other bands, and we managed to reserve tickets for it (although we were a bit worried that we hadn’t done it properly and we weren’t going to get in) Luckily, we did get in and the venue and the gig were AWESOME! So good. The first band P.O.P. gave out free beers to the audience. Blainie managed to schnaffle a Hadouken Street Fighter beer. Good stuff.