Takoyaki- basically battered balls with octopus inside. I like to think of them as the Japanese version of the aebleskiver, except savory, not sweet. I did discover that it is not a good idea to put the whole thing in your mouth 5 seconds after it came off that grill. They were good, but I still think octopus tastes flavorless rubber. Am I right?
We headed across the street to Harajuku area. I had high hope for this area, but it's mostly shopping (which is awesome, but not awesome when your husband is sitting on a bench waiting for you) and there weren't many people out because it was the middle of the day. It's a place where mostly teenagers hang out I guess and sport their "crazy" fashions. Best time to visit is on a Sunday so I hear. Still fun to walk around though!
I love how all the students in Japan wear uniforms to school. I think they're pretty cute. And I can't tell you how many times in Oki I think "oh there's some missionaries!" Nope, just a couple boys in their school uniform. It makes them all look so smart compared to US students I think. You are what you wear! Or something like that.
This is Shibuya Crossing. Busiest crossing in the world. Compared to what I read it seemed pretty calm. But again, it was the middle of the day. It's five crosswalks and ten traffics lanes that all converge. The traffic waits a full minute for everyone to cross and as many as 2500 people may be crossing at once.
Hachiko. This is a statue of a dog who waited for his owner at this station every evening for a decade after the owners death. I hear there is a movie coming out (or is out?) about him. Such a cute little story. I'm pretty sure Winston would never do that. He'd be off chasing sticks and cozying up with the next person who brought him in. The little brat...