It seems as if there is ALWAYS more to explore in Tokyo. This city is chock full of some of the most well designed buildings and stores in the world...and on this particular day I was so inspired by the architecture as well as all of the children who were definitely dressed better than me...see for yourself...
Little Nap is an amazing little coffee shop in Shibuya, and they recently opened a little pop-up (called HAY house) in Aoyama on the roof of an old building. It was so hip and cute!
I'm in the process of researching a bike to buy, since Japan is most definitely a biking culture, and this one has got to be one of the coolest I've see. That mustard yellow!
If any of you grew up Japanese-American, like myself, and often had friends or relatives bring you gifts from japan, chances are you have tasted the deliciousness that is Yoku Moku cookies! They are sweet and buttery and so so good..and I freaked out when I turned the corner and saw their store and cafe! Dreams come true. I remember when I was little I would keep the tin boxes the cookies came in and use them to store my toys or cards.
The coolest prada store.
OK SO THIS.
This is what I like to call the Pineapple house...(the real name is Sunny Hills) not only because it slightly resembles a pineapple but because it's a store that sells nothing but Pineapple cake. How amazing, right?
If I had a green thumb I would live like this!
Next stop, Tokyo University...aka. TODAI (short for Tokyo Daigaku)... aka the Harvard/Yale/Princeton of Japan. It is a really beautiful campus with a lot of character and charm. I found myself thinking "wow I wish I was a college student again!" *never thought I'd say that*
So charming right?
Right across the street from Tokyo University is a building where the Tokyo Ywam people meet every Tuesday night to have a worship session that they call "the living room." This past Tuesday a few of my friends and I joined the party! It was such a blessing to be in that room. I was overjoyed just thinking about the goodness and favor of the Lord.
We headed back to the train station at around 10pm...and on the way I saw this karaage (fried chicken) shop and I quickly stopped in my tracks and ran to the window. What is better after a night of worship than fried chicken? exactly.
"But because of his great love for us, God who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions - it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. " Ephesians 2:4-7