12/04/2007

Tokyo Day 06 - Tsukiji Fish Market, Asakusa Shrine, etc.

We woke up at 4:30am this morning to make the 20 minute hike to the Tsukiji Fish Market. Here's what Brandon looks like at 4 in the morning, Rudy.

The place is huge, busy, dangerous and scary.






Kevin navigates some big frozen fish on the floor. Elaine gave up and went the other way.


Tsukiji sunrise:

After a hike back to the hotel, a bit of breakfast and a bath we make our way to Asakusa Shrine. There's a big market surrounding the shrine. The market has been there for 100s of years.



Big Jason does a bit of drawing:


Before entering the shrine you can burn a bit of incense...

then you put it in this thing here and wave the smoke over the part of your body you wish good fortune to...

You can also wash your hands.

The smoke was all over the place.


Tran (pronouced Tron, like the film) found a fat cat.


Dove drawing, as usual.




Don't feed the pigeons - it gives them the trots.

Big Jason in the Market.

Later that night we had crazy dinner. This place was in Ginza and had a hilarious guy taking orders and ushering people in. There was very little in the way of mutual understanding. Note on the menu that you can order Porc(sic) head, Tounge, bowels, heart, liver, cartilage, intestine, uterus and stomach. That was just one section.

After that we had dessert at a place called Almond. Here's Amanda Naaman:
I'll put more sketches up here tomorrow.

Tomorrow after the workshops (which were great this morning) we go to the National Science Museum for the Robots exhibit...

Off to bed now.

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