Miscellaneous Observations


When we stopped for lunch at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Kyoto, there were two girls dressed in kimonos in the lobby. We asked, and one of them posed for a photo. In one of the handicraft shops, I saw a Hoberman Switch Pitch ball that we use in chemistry class totally covered with Japanese fabric. I tested it and it worked fine. Interesting. When we were shopping, I saw a Crocs shoe store with this cute character in front of the store. Finally, we did see Pachinko and Slots casinos from time to time on our travels. We also saw 100 Yen stores (like our Dollar Stores at home). I have not gotten a picture yet.