We made the most of our final day in Tokyo, sleeping in late and lounging about the hotel until early afternoon before finally heading out. We headed over to Roppongi where we enjoyed a double lunch. Ramen –
Thumbs up from both us. Not as great as Hokkaido Ramen Toro in Shinjuku, but still pretty damn good.
We took a break to head on back to the shop at the Mori Arts Museum where we both picked up multiple copies of a book highlighting Odani Motohiko’s recent Phantom Limb exhibition (which was one of the high points of this trip). It offers a terrific overview of the his works, in both Japanese and English, and includes photos of almost the entire collection. My only minor quibble is that it should have included a DVD of the bizarre and bewildering Rompers video.
Pleased with our purchases, we headed back out for lunch#2 and R Burger’s weirdly white offerings –
After that, it was back to the hotel for some R&R. We had a big night ahead of us! An okay yakitori and then, the main event:
The master at work:
We closed down the bar and then, as a farewell gift, presented themwith ice wine we’d brought with us from Canada.
They honored us by allowing us behind the bar for a photo!
In typically grand Tokyo host fashion, they saw us off –
And Ivon and I bid Star Bar – and Tokyo – a fond farewell.
An awesome trip! I couldn’t have asked for a better travel companion!