Today, we did not do the following:
Visit the Tobacco and Salt Museum (and not just ’cause it was not open)
Buy any otaku related stuff
Purchase any number of expensive “lucky bags” of trendy clothing in sizes that would have been humorously nowhere near their American equivalents.
We did walk a considerable amount and hit six or seven shrines, three of which were the seven gods of fortunes’, but we had a moment with them at the Toyokawa shrine) and we bought 7 Gods goods including silk worm cocoons that are, in some way, fortunes. I will figure that out later.
We also met Bruce at the Hachiko statue in Shibuya, and had many moments of quiet geekiness in ways that are quite embarrassing to relate, like smiling at the crows at Hikawa Jinja and thinking of Hino Rei. :-)
Sometime around 3PM, the wife and I fell flat. (Hey, we’ve only been here for two days and we’re up at like 4AM, so it’s not just us being weiners.) We walked a bit around Shibuya, crossed *the* intersection, which I hadn’t been able to do before) and eventually crawled home for cup ramen and inexplicable Japanese variety TV shows.
Tomorrow we do more shrines, and plan on going back to geeking on Wednesday. :-)
Hope you all had a great New Year!
P.S. to Sean – We did not know of it beforehand, or we *would* have gotten you the yaoi A-Team doujinshi. :-)