Tokyo Day #3 – Antiques & Udon
As I was walking to the station after yesterday’s flea market, I stumbled on this sign.
“Antique Fair. Now on.” Aggh. Naturally I couldn’t ignore it, especially as I’d been before and knew it was right up my alley, so I came back for a stickybeak this morning. There was a LOT to look at but photography wasn’t permitted so I didn’t get too snap-happy, just took shots at two of the more interesting stalls with obliging stallholders.
This stall was from a shop called Chuffy which stocks all things Scandinavian…
I was particularly tempted by the Lisa Larsson ceramics, both originals and replicas, but do I really need any more knick knacks? (Not that this kind of logic works when it comes to accessories!)
I snapped a few other pics around the market before someone told me I wasn’t meant to be taking photos… oops!
Here’s what I bought: huge earrings (but of course! I don’t do “subtle” when it comes to jewellery) for ¥500 and a necklace and earring set for ¥3000, which for me is getting into the pricey range, but I felt like spoiling myself. (The next fair is May 31, June 1 and 2, 2013, I assume at the same place, which is in the Hyatt Regency building in Shinjuku, A7 exit of Tocho-mae station on the Oedo line).
After all that shopping, fortification was required. AKA udon in bowls as big as wash basins.
I went for the katsu curry udon (pork cutlet with udon in curry sauce) and Yasu had the tempura udon set.
I stupidly forgot to take down the name of the restaurant, because I have been there before so don’t really need to know it – if you want to try it, just look for the queues at any time of day or night – it’s opposite the Don Quixote store in Roppongi.