Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Book sale!

The Takashimaya branch of Kinokuniya is having a foreign book sale! I went down to check it out after work today with a friend, and it was great - paperbacks for 400 to 700 yen. I picked up a couple books that I've been wanting to read; four books for only 2000 yen. I should be good for reading material for a while now! They didn't have all the books I've been wanting to read, but they did have a pretty good selection. I picked up a new Stephen Pinker, and a book by this Japanese author I read about who is supposed to be really good; I also picked up Fast Food Nation, just because it seems like everyone but me has read it so I need to hop on the boat, and finally a book by a French author who my friend recommended. I was debating a Poe anthology for 400 yen, but decided against it since I'm pretty sure I can read Poe online.

It seems like there's a new festival happening every weekend here in Tokyo! This Saturday is another fireworks display, this time over the Tama river. One of my friends was trying to get a bunch of people together for it, so I might do that. I won't be wearing my yukata to this one if I go, though! Knowing this friend she'll probably want to go out clubbing after, and yukata aren't exactly made for that, lol. There is, however, a big festival in Azabu-juban the weekend after that I might check out with some people, and it will be yukata time again for that. I'm going to get as much use as I can out of that thing, haha.


tom and sandy said...

Sarah, So glad to see that you are blogging again! I really missed hearing about what new adventures you've been having! Also we are enjoying the pictures.Love the *yukata* - you look so pretty and also so very Japanese!! But - what are these: monojayaki, izakaya, and okonomiyaki?? You said they are delicious but what are they? (EEL served 3 new ways?) Thanks for educating us.....Take care, Aunt Sam

Anonymous said...

Yo! Love your blogs! The festivals sound neat. So glad you got that Kubuta to wear. If you move, send me an address.Grandma