Saturday, 17 November 2012

Woodblock Prints and Kichijoji

On November 12, 2012 Kenji-san and we took the Tsukuba express train to Tokyo to see a Japanese artist's woodblock prints. Her name is Naoko Matsubara and in the photograph she is second from the left. She currently lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and is visiting Japan. Then after viewing, chatting, drinking tea, Matsubara-san accompanied us to a small restaurant near the station where we had a delicious lunch.
After we went with Kenji-san to Kichijoji where we spent some time in the L.L. Bean store where Kenji-san purchased pants. After we had tea and carrot cake at Rose Bakery. Then we spent some time in the park nearby and did a little browsing in the typical Japanese style shopping street leading to the park. The park is unique in that Inokashira pond which it surrounds is created entirely by spring fed water which has been running for more than 500 years.

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Woodblock Prints and Kichijoji

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