The day before yesterday I went to an ikebana (生け花) exhibition/workshop I signed up for, where I was given the opportunity to make my own arrangement given a predetermined set of flowers. Ikebana means “living flowers” and is the (Japanese) art of arranging flowers. I’ve really wanted to try this so I feel lucky I got the chance. We were also served a beautiful sweet, followed by green tea prepared the traditional way. And after the workshop I got to take my creation back home. All this for free! Great experience, I hope there will be more of these cultural events.
Anyway, brace yourselves! Flower pics incoming:
After the ikebana we paid a visit to the nearby Den-Den Town (Nipponbashi). Den-Den Town is like Tokyo’s Akihabara and is heaven for anime/manga and retro game lovers. To my great surprise and delight I found a Super Potato store in the midst of everything. They have tons of retro games and funny game merchandise and an equal store (same chain) can be found in Akihabara. It was my favourite store in Tokyo so it was an epic discovery for me. Win!