May 9, 2000

May 10 Tokyo

Photos to be posted soon from this trip. I have enjoyed my stay immensely and have made new friends. I’ll carry with me the unforgetable sound of the hanging foot long prayer cards made from wood flapping in the breeze at the temples , the unique taste of the thick green tea which made me realize I had never REALLY had green tea at all before now, the consumerist irreverent to the past attitude of the young – with a veritable sea of prada backpacks and vuitton bags, and the knowledge, hospitality, and insight shared with me by a very special gentleman from Australia who has made Tokyo his home. J.