I found myself in Roppongi to watch a live concert by Canadian artist Maylee Todd, whom I had interviewed for Tokyo Weekender. Turns out she is such a fun, playful performer, and she made an uptight Japanese audience stand up and dance, so kudos to her, she has my respect forever. Her Toronto-based band was equally fun, and it was nice to chat up with them after the show, made me nostalgic for Canada. I hope they loved Tokyo as much as I do.
On Sunday, it was Green Tea Everything: the day started with a park stroll, green tea frappuccino in hand, and end with some green tea soba for dinner. Yes, green tea soba! We found a little, family-run shop in my neighbourhood that's apparently quite famous, and we ate cold green tea soba in a traditional shop overlooking a gorgeous Japanese garden. I've been having some slightly negative feelings about Japan lately, due to some paperwork issues and contracts and all, and the bureaucracy has been mentally exhausting. Sometimes I need small reminders of how much I love being here- and small silly things like green tea stuff and impeccable gardens can instantly restore my mood, or faith.
|Green Tea Frappuccino. Isabel, it makes me miss you!|
|Green tea soba and tempura, still dreaming about this meal|
|Maylee Todd concert- she's somewhere in the crowd. Go Canada!|
|Rosewater and mint Julep from Dean & Deluca, so refreshing|