FOOD,  OUTFITS,  TRAVELOGUE

Stripes for Asakusa

Our next day in Tokyo was spent visiting yet another must-visit tourist spot, Asakusa – more specifically, Sensōji. The crowd at Nakamise was definitely not to laugh at, as we found ourselves swept along with the flow of people making their way through the huge lantern at the Kaminarimon entrance and into Sensōji, taking a quick breather by stopping by the many interesting shops selling a variety of memorabilia from kitschy souvenirs to handcrafted art and crafts.

Underside of lantern at the Kaminarimon of Sensoji, Asakusa Tokyo Japan.Underside of the giant lantern.

Maneki neko sign at Nakamise, Asakusa, Tokyo Japan.

Got myself some Ningyo-yaki – meaning quite literally ‘fried dolls’. These come in various shapes and like, but they all share the same red bean filling inside:

Ningyo-yaki at Nakamise, Asakusa, Tokyo Japan.

Ningyo-yaki store at Nakamise, Asakusa, Tokyo Japan.

Instructions at a ningyo-yaki shop at Nakamise, Asakusa, Tokyo Japan.

Selfie at Sensoji with our Ningyo-yaki at Sensoji in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan.

Shasha and I also spent a considerable amount of time at this cute little shop manned by a cute little lady; I bought my origami crane earrings from here!

Lady proprietor selling Origami Cranes at Nakamise, Asakusa, Tokyo Japan.

Origami Crane earrings and charms at Nakamise, Asakusa, Tokyo Japan.

Samurai Animals of the Zodiac by http://www.art-of-war.jp/page/3Discovered this beautiful Art of War series in one of the art shops. Every animal on the zodiac is rendered on glass!

Took some outfit photos:

Animated gif of an attempt at an outfit shoot at Asakusa, Tokyo while school children stream past.These elementary school kids were so cute with their yellow plastic hats and glee in their faces at being on a school trip! Also, it was a running joke that I had people-attracting powers whenever I wanted to shoot an OOTD. The coast would be clear whenever either Shasha or Ruru were my stand-ins as I composed the shot, but when it came my turn to stand in front of the camera… 😂

Black and white striped thigh high socks and H&M outerwear at Asakusa, Tokyo Japan.

Black and white striped thigh high socks and H&M outerwear at Asakusa, Tokyo Japan.

Black and white striped thigh high socks and H&M outerwear at Asakusa, Tokyo Japan.

H&M outerwear at Asakusa, Tokyo Japan.

Sensoji, Tokyo, Japan.

Dinner was had at Isomaru Suisan:

Interior of Isomaru Suisan in Tokyo, Japan.

Seafood Don menu at Isomaru Suisan in Tokyo, Japan.

Sushi, Shake Oyako Don, and Chirashi Don at Isomaru Suisan in Tokyo, Japan.Yummy!

Potato Salad, Beer, Green tea at Isomaru Suisan in Tokyo, Japan.

Trunks-ya laid right opposite dinnerings, so we decided to explore the eccentric little shop on the second floor. It was an amazing trove of printed trunks! I got myself some socks from the comparatively small selection near the entrance, and we learnt more about all the different stickers the owner would stick onto each carefully-wrapped article as part of the purchase.

Stairs with interesting words leading up to Trunks-ya in Tokyo, Japan.

Panorama of Trunks-ya in Tokyo, Japan.

Red koi socks at Trunks-ya in Tokyo, Japan.

Selfie with the owner of Trunks-ya in Tokyo, Japan.

Definitely have to bring Ottie here next time.

Wearing
H&M merino sweater & coat
We Love Colors thigh high socks
Topshop bodychain (as necklace)
Spurr shoes

Outfit photos assisted by Shasha & Ruru.

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