Monday, June 17, 2013

Visit to Japan - Shopping

Gosh, I wish I had taken more pictures of the famous Ginza shopping street. Just imagine a street in a big city with every possible high end retailer from any where in the world, you know, jewelers, and clothes and food, electronics, you name it, if its expensive its here,  and oh yes, closed to traffic. Oh, and tables and chairs and umbrellas in the middle of the street.
Anyhow, here is a sight from the basement of one of the big department stores. In the basement as a rule they have fancy foods. Here are 2 cantaloups on sale for $315.  Yikes!
They had sake tastings, and here is my favorite.
Here is one of my favorite stores, on a side street. A tea store from France.
Inside they have over 200 varieties in these antique tin decanters. I bought a decaf Earl Grey with lavender. Delicious, if hugely expensive. But hey, we're on vacation!
Next day we went to an area called Harajuku to find gifts for my teenage granddaughter. Imagine a whole street of stores for teenagers clothes. Here is the latest version of nice girl style.
Love the skirt.
Satomi modeling the latest.
Oh, finally a dog store. All the dogs I saw in Japan were small, corgies, bichons, etc. And do they enjoy dressing up their dogs, wow.
Would your dog wear this?
My feelings exactly!









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