Today marks our last full day in Japan. Tomorrow, we head back to Canada and I have very mixed feelings about that.
Yesterday, we met up with Akemi’s sister, Hiromi, at Tokyo Midtown. While waiting for her to show, I ate one of the largest pistachio cream puffs I’ve ever encountered.
It was…indescribably good. I was even thinking about ordering a second but Akemi suggested I just share with her sister. Share? SHARE?!!! Upon her sister’s arrival, she elected to go with the pistachio cream puff as well but, as I’d hoped, insisted she couldn’t possibly eat the whole thing.
Then went ahead and ate the whole. thing. 🙁
The Aota sisters, a contrast in styles.
From Midtown, we headed back to Ginza where we checked out more dessert stops, a toy store, various tableware (I’m thinking of getting myself a dedicated sake cup because I think I’m going to need it), and a kimono shop.
Akemi and friend.
At one point, Akemi was browsing the purse section at one of the high end shops when the sales lady tried to sell her on a clutch she was considering…
Her: It’s not unreasonable. It’s less than two thousand dollars.
Akemi’s eyes widen.
Her: It’s also great for instagram!
Ah, now THIS is more my speed. And just in time for Halloween!
Last night, we had a magnificent meal at L’effervescence. It was Akemi’s first time and she loved it!
On tap for today – a final round of sushi, shopping and, possibly, sweets.