Fresh Veggies

Found out a farmers market is held once a month in Harajuku called the Earth Day Market. Was expecting there to be hordes or produce, piles of zucchinis and fresh bake d bread, but instead found fresh gathered(?) honey, a variety of beans and rhubarb. The rhubarb is already queued up for a rhubarb pie that we’ll make either tomorrow or the day after. The walk to the farmer’s market took us past a ton of street performers that I didn’t know existed. Meanwhile the bridge where all the goth people used to hang out is quietly being taken over people looking for free hugs. I think they are inspired… Continue reading Fresh Veggies

Taking Advantage of the Bad Weather

Typhoon number 4 just passed through Tokyo and the rest of Japan. More damage and raining occurred in Kyushyu. It definitely weakened by the time it reached Tokyo. Today we saw some light rains and moderate winds, but only early in the morning and late yesterday. Yesterday went to see the large waves generated by the storm down in Chigasaki. Amidst the pelting rain the waves were an awesome site to look at. Certainly bigger than what you would normally see down there. A few barrels even formed on the larger waves. A small group of surfers were braving the elements and catching a wave here and there. Today took… Continue reading Taking Advantage of the Bad Weather