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Storage-case - You are freer than whether to use with what kind of use

Yesterday we went to the Edo-Tokyo Museum in Ryogoku to get all educated and stuff. The museum covers just about everything from the Edo era; we learned about the culture, economy, disasters that occurred at that time, etc. There's a lot of exhibits, it was all fun and educational - yey!
On the way there from the Ryogoku Station we saw some pretty interesting art on this long concrete wall.

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Models of Edo

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Bookstore/Printing.. thing.

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Kabuki theatre

It was also Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival yesterday ("It is a revival of celebrations held in the Edo period, and annually attracts close to a million celebrants" ), in an area close to the museum, so we walked over there to check it out. Near a temple it was packed with dressed up people, stands where they sold food and so on. We skipped the actual fireworks due to the crowd. People started lining up and whatnot hours before the fireworks, so by the time it started it was just too much, and we had tired feets.

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- Thought I was all stealthy and crap when I took the picture.. When editing however, and zooming in, I see this creepy guy staring directly into the camera.. Go me!

Today we had loads of fun doing laundry. Everyone loves the laundromat. -_-
After washing all of our clothes we went for like the fifth time, to Akihabara. Aarne bought even more games, and I finally bought my...

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Hello Kitty ice machine! Whooohoooo! Things make me happy, especially this thing. Now everyone is invited over for ice stuff and NES gaming.

In a previous post, I wrote about when we found an Iittala store in one of the high end areas of the city. Well now, it's even more crazy. Aarne was buying us some Pepsi yesterday, and with it he got two Iittala collectables. Frikkin kitchen magnets! You can collect all 12.

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I bought some origami paper and an origami book in one of the 100 yen shops earlier this week, (all instructions in Japanese of course), and made a bunny! It's pretty neat so it deserves to be blogged about.

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Tomorrow is our last day in Tokyo, and we plan to go to Tokyo Bay again. Tuesday we take the train to Kyoto where we stay for a week before heading back home. Can't wait! For Kyoto of course - it was fun the last time.

- Linni

Posted by Akazelia 06:10

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