Mikako was watching the news the other day and there was the piece on Asakusa about Edo-mura (a replica of Edo, the former name of Tokyo). When we reached Sensoji Temple, there was also a sign saying that a particular item was on view and this was the last day to see it. What made it special was that the item is only shown to the public once every fifty years. Of course we had to go check it out (and say a few prayers as well).
The post that everybody is lined up for is connected to the item on display inside the temple. That's Sensoji Temple in the background.
Another view of Sensoji Temple.
The Edo-mura replica weren't as lavish as I expected. There were maybe one or two very small displays which I found disappointing. You're better off going to the Edo-Tokyo Museum in Ryogoku.
And I just had to try some soft-shelled turtle soup. It was quite delicious.
It was 500yen (almost $5.00) for this small amount of soft-shelled turtle soup. Mikako was put off by knowing that it was made from turtle but one sip and she decided she would have her own cup as well.
And what would be a walk in Asakusa without something very traditionally Japanese?
Giving my little explanation of the post being linked to the item featured inside Sensoji Temple.
And my blog wouldn't be complete without a few blurbs on what we ate. Mikako ordered the clam skewer while I had a shish kebob.
As it was nearing dinner time as well, Mikako and I decided to split a beer and eat some oden.
It was also getting dark, so I took a couple of pictures of the building as they were lighted up.
Before leaving Asakusa, I found a couple other things that caught my camera's eyes.
But before heading home, we stopped of in Akasaka where a friend of mine runs a rock bar and noticed that the area was getting ready for Christmas.
Until next time.