Thursday, May 13, 2010
So I was leaving work, and it had been a funny up-and-down day, and I thought 'What the hey, I'm going to Kanda to relax.' There was a place that I had seen just down the street from Mimasuya - tiny, shabby, really small, and not all that well-preserved, but on the bamboo screens outside they had a few famous sake labels, and I had a feeling about it.
But first I took this cool picture between the buildings right outside my office. You've got the street, the rail tracks, a train, another set of tracks, and then the Tokyo Sewer Authority headquarters there. Oh, and the sky. We like leaving work when the sky isn't black. It's a trend we could happily continue for the rest of our lives.
Enough of this royal plural stuff. Onward.
The picture is not my new friend; he's another 'friend of the house' who wandered in rocked off his ass and started making odd noises upon seeing a foreigner. Just another night in Kanda - 10 minutes walk and a world away from Otemachi.
There's no web site, not even a Tabelog page really, and let's keep it that way. This place emblematifies the small, sweet, graceful pleasures of drinking in Japan. Don't go without me.