This morning, Mom, Brittany, Teddy, and I hopped on the shinkansen to Tokyo to make our pilgrimage to see the Hachiko statue. My mom has wanted to see him since we watched the movie with Richard Gere. When I asked her what she wanted to see when she came here, that was the first thing she said. 😀
However, as we were starting out in Asakusa, we went to see Sensoji before seeing Hachiko.
This is a kappa, a mythical Japanese creature.
Decorations for Tanabata, a traditional Japanese festival that takes place on July 7th.
The manhole cover of Tokyo.
One of three cows outside of a Kobe beef restaurant.
Another of the cows.
The golden cow.
These are Mosburger’s super fattening sandwiches.
Brittany ordered some cheese toast.
Vegan tomato risotto.
Giving cleansing lessons at Sensoji.
Mom walking through the good luck wreath.
Teddy doing the same.
I showed them how to pray at a both a temple and a shrine.
Prayer placards at Sensoji.
Tanabata decorations at Sensoji.
Five storied pagoda at Sensoji.
Lantern at Sensoji.
More prayer placards.
The three of us at Sensoji.
I tried sake ice cream!
The next post will be more about Asakusa and Hachiko!