Yesterday, Grant and I went to Shimokitazawa to explore. We probably only got to go through about half of it, too, so we'll probably be back another time.
First, we stopped at the OK! mart here and Grant got some Matcha Tea Dango.
I had picked up a Murasaki Imo ice cream for him earlier in the week and he finally got to try it. =] Murasaki Imo is Sweet Potato.
Shimokitazawa really is like a huge art craft-Bayview-Third-Ward-Chicago town. The same music is playing as you walk down the streets and it's filled with independent designers and craft makers. It reminded me of the Chicago Art Fair we went to the past few years.
A lot of places didn't allow pictures to be taken, so I couldn't get too many. There was a lot of jewelry and keychains and stuff with sweets and cute animals, so you can probably imagine.
In one really narrow and random shop, there was this sign that reminded Grant of Jake and me of Beth:
Very good.And a lot of stuff for different religions:
There was also a store filled with original Hot Wheels cars and then some really old McDonald's toys, like Fry Guys O___O.
We found a store with some cheaper Doc Martens. So, as I was trying the first shoe on to see if they would fit, a clip of a Bruno Mars song started playing and finished by the time I had my foot in the shoe. Yeah, they fit. Do you know how often that happens when I want to buy something? Whenever a Bruno Mars song starts playing and I'm thinking about buying something, the item always fits or something. What a magical man.
Grant and I really like stopping in grocery stores. It's one of our favorite past-times.
There was this really awesome shop that took old Firefighter clothes and DIY'd them. I didn't take pictures of the cooler stuff, 'cause I didn't know if it was allowed and we were being followed by the shop assistant. The pants and jackets all had a firefighter flare to them though. ho-ho. Flare. Oh gosh.
Pictures for Vacay Jere:
There was also this really awesome shop where a guy made everything himself, like the jewelry, the wooden displays, the clothes. There was a lover's kind of necklaces where instead of having 2 pieces of a heart connecting, it kinda looked like:
but one was the reverse, so they fit inside each other. It's hard to explain and I really should have taken a picture. But, the 5 stood for hand-holding. Totally sappy-awesome. It was really pricey to get both though x___X.
Today, I'm probably going to meet up with Grant and his friends Luke and Andy in Harajuku.
It's another rest day today T___T. I'm still pretty sore from the week's workouts and apparently my body has been telling me that I've been overdoing it a bit. Rest days, man. They're the pits. ,>___<,
Bah! That's okay. Something to look forward to for tomorrow ^____^.