Hanging out at Harajuku Station waiting for my friend to show up. Across the street Takeshita Street was the usual crush of tourists. Sometimes I wonder why.
Like I said, crush.
While many of the stores there have changed to corporate chains like Disney, a few like Takenoko haven't changed over the years.
But really, getting away from Takeshita can be more interesting.
Because just one street over things are much calmer.
And there are amazing stores to check out like Bloody Mary. Behind these doors is really beautiful jewelry and the coolest looking shop.
The reason for wandering around Harajuku was we were waiting for seats at Reissue, a latte art cafe. Besides that we also put in good time window shopping at Laforet.
Finally we were able to be seated at Reissue and spent time chatting about the Moi dix Mois concerts and more.
Reissue was an interesting place with a retro-American decor and music selection.
People come to Reissue because they are well known for their drink art. Either little creatures in foam or recreating your choice of photo on the top of your drink. Along with a couple of desserts.
Having missed eating lunch I went for their chocolate cake with raspberries. Very nice.
Since we met at the Moi dix Mois concerts we ended up going for a certain musician for the drinks. Mana on hot chocolate?
And on coffee. Yeah it felt a little silly but also fun. It was a really good time. Wishing I could be back wandering the Harajuku side streets right now.