|Hawaiian dancing, Tokyo|
|My election paraphernalia|
|A budding flower, on the|
way to the polling booth
At 6.12am I'm assembling all the material I've collected 'on the road' over the last few days. Such 'realia' used to be marvellous additions to the classroom experience but in the age of the internet, very few students are interested in seeing such things. Still, it will go into another of my folders of things for people to wonder about when I pass on...
On the way to the polling booth (the local primary school, just like here) we explore, for photographic purposes of course, the neighbourhood community vege garden. As we marvel at the ripening tomatoes, one of the people tending the garden pops out from behind the tomato bush and offers us some to take. Unfortunately we don't have a bag to take them with us and with a big day ahead, we have to decline but not before he offers some to taste. As tasty as you'd find homegrown ones here...why don't we do this more often?
|The shopping centre,|
We headed into town where, among other things, we came across a Hawaiian dancing competition...yep, in Ikebukuro. Made for some fascinating pics because of the tiles on the stage and the angles. At 6.12pm, we'd settled in to a round of sushi and sake at one of the restaurants before heading back.
|Dinner, or part thereof,|
By 1.00am, it was bedtime, for tomorrow I had to pack to leave and speak to Rebecca on ABC again from Narita...