Summer Lunch in Daikanyama

Photos from lunch with friends in Daikanyama—Christele from Paris, Aya from Manila, and Miku from Japan. The older I get the more I enjoy just spending time with friends—a simple launch, a walk around a neighborhood. The cake and pudding was just an added bonus. Even in neighborhoods where the price of clothing creeps towards unreasonable territory, being around close friends can keep you grounded—a sort of isn’t-it-all-ridiculous vibe permeates the experience. I am very lucky to have people like these in my life.

Sunday Lunch

Went out for lunch with the X100F, which is now my primary camera. January in Tokyo is far colder than I remember. One of my favorite places is called Aokati Coffee Roasters in Kanagawa (southwest Tokyo). It’s a small place away from the station (which has me a little worried about its longevity). The neighborhood is dead quiet and the harsh winter air is still keeping people indoors.

Fortunately, the cafe is worth the trek. Every little detail of the shop is perfectly Japanese; that is, every detail has been thought through, from the color scheme to the lighting down to the cup that holds the sugar for the coffee. It’s an oasis of beautiful details in an otherwise empty, quiet neighborhood. Please enjoy, and if you’re around, please visit.

Carrot Tower

It’s big and orange. Also bonus dog.