Enjoy a little Bewitched in Japanese!
And here's some Darren, who sounds so angry and sinister. The show sounds much more serious than it did in the States.
So my MIL and I went to Kamata on the advice of Michiko, who's pictured below.
Right outside the train station is a couple of blocks of Yuzawaya, which is a ginormous fabric and craft store with 5 or 6 buildings with multiple floors. They had tons of Liberty of London prints in one store, which I know Katrina would love - I would've gotten you something, but I didn't know what you already had!
Here's my stash - I'm not a huge fabric hound, so I feel like I should've gotten more stuff while I was here but I just couldn't do it.
And here are a few gratuitous shots that Michiko took for us at lunch the other day. I believe we shall never take another picture without throwing a peace sign!
Lastly, we ate a fine shabu shabu dinner last night at Shabuzen, the restaurant apparently made famous in Lost in Translation. They claim it in their advertising still! Shabu shabu, in addition to being fun to say, is where you cook premium Japanese beef in boiling water, along with vegetables and noodles. Lots of fun, and Lucas is now supremely proficient with large cooking chopsticks!
Off to the airport shortly...should I run back to Marunan for one last piece of fabric?!