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Tokyo-No Memories of a Giesha

Yesterday, i awoke early and had breakfast at the fish market, which is called the Tsukiji fish market. i went the other day but the market was closed, but it was open yesterday.

I arrived about 9:00 am, an hour before it opens to the public. I walked around the public area which includes many vendors. I also found a small shrine.

At 10:00 am, i entered the wholesale market, which it was like a wholesale fish market is expected to be. Lots of people zipping around on small fork lifts and hand trucks. Lots of crates with different types of fish we're spread around at all sorts of vendors. it was fine for about 10 minutes. But I guess I saw it. Photos weren't permitted.

Then I returned on the metro to the big shrine in Tokyo-which is called Senso-Ji-A giant Buddhist temple, with a pagoda and big time crowds, and lots of shops. I walked around, and took a boring walking tour. Then a free Giesha show came up at the tourist information center-so I watched that. I feel asleep during the show.

After the show, I went to the district to buy a new cord for the computer, as the electrical cord didn't work. It is a two part cord-and not having it with me, I didn't know which part failed, so I figured the store would have one part. The giant store had everything, including the largest camera department I had ever seen and a food court with a good sushi restaurant, but no cord. I bought a lower part, hoping it would work.

I was pissed-but went back to the hostel, and it worked. The meet up was going on with locals and residents of the hostel. We had a beer, then went out for karaoke, and got back late.

Posted by DavidPearlman 16:46 Archived in Japan

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