Eventually, we succumbed to hunger and ventured out inn search of food. Given the conditions, every time I stepped in to the sunlight I pictured a "Mass Effect" style "Shield Overload" warning (think the Tali rescue mission in ME2 - I'm such a nerd!).
The search for food at least proved to be a useful opportunity for Kyle to point out a local shrine he recently discovered. Yes ladies and gentlemen, he's lived here for a year and only just noticed it!
The plan for lunch was to sample a rare delicacy, tomato ramen. This unique dish is available at only 1 local restaurant. As usual, the best laid plans of mice and men etc... They were out of tomato. While this was a little disappointing, we were able to order some Saitama style food - I'm really going to miss this in the UK.
Lunch taken care of, we stopped off to do a little more shopping. Among other things, I procured a bottle of locally produced sake (local - even down to the rice used in its production!) and a plush Nekobasu (catbus).
On the way back, I decided to take a photo of the local "Sunkus" convenience store. Look at the logo and tell me what you think it looks like - what were they thinking?
|That which has been seen, cannot be unseen!