Overlooking Hibiya Park

Overlooking Hibiya Park, the blinking red lights on tall buildings are extinguished now that we have daylight.  Yesterday it was a couple of train rides down from the snowy mountains and here we are in the big city again, a stone’s throw from Ginza and in view of the Imperial Palace.

Three days remain to the visit to Japan, and this time I learned new words, saw parts of the country I’d not seen before, interviewed numerous chefs and ryokan owners, and tried to absorb and observe patiently.

Each visit deepens my desire to learn more.

Today there are two meetings, a dinner of yakitori with friends, and maybe even a nap.

After being in the countryside for much of the past ten days, Tokyo is like a bracing shower.  Get ready.

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