October 11 - 16 2005


views from the hotel

each night on our pillow an origami swan

the fabulous chandeliers in the lobby


Sensoji Temple - the oldest in Tokyo, built in 638

purifying the hands and mouth before entering the temple

the smoke from the incense is rubbed into the hair and skin as a blessing


In the market surrounding the temple

the restaurant where we had lunch - Miami Gardens (really)


Shinjuku at night


another temple, this in Harajuku


preparing guacamole, taking a Tex-Mex tradition and making it very Japanese with artful tableside preparation


some Tokyo views

there is apparently a giant golden pigeon flying over Tokyo

lunch delivery

best toilets ever