Jan 6, 2011 by Sushi Bird
A couple of days before New Year’s Eve, we went to Asakusa.
I know there is always lots of people there, but this time of year it was just insane. All the shops around here sells lots of souvenirs to the tourists, and it is really a mishmash of nice things and things with the stamp “made in China” all over them. I wish I could take pictures of the actual stalls, but taking pictures of stalls and shops in Japan is generally not allowed.
This year it is Usagi year! (Year of the rabbit!)
The entrence to Sensō-ji, the temple.
Big pagoda! Big lantern!
I wish it would show in the image just how incredibly large this was.
I love all the small pink and white balls that were hanging everywhere in front of the shops and in the streets.
Afterward, we went to eat, and I had some delicious Thai noodles. The noodles on top were fried, and there were regular noodles underneath in a soup that reminded me of Tom kha gai soup.