Little Asakusa… then back to Akiba ^^;
Posted by meronpan on February 19, 2009
Headed over to Asakusa to visit sensouji… I’m not Buddhist, but I enjoy going through all the motions (and I hope I’m not offending anyone in so doing m(_ _)m)… cleansing at the temizuya, burning incense, throwing coins into the offering box, omikuji ^^
There are a ton of little shops selling a buncha stuff, including goodies like deep fried mochi ^_^
If you visit, it’s just a dollar to buy your own incense, so you don’t have to get bad karma by stealing other peoples’ smoke :P
I got 大吉！(daikichi, great luck!) If you’ve never done mikuji, it’s pretty simple… just pay 100 yen, shake the can until a stick falls out, then open the drawer that matches the number on your stick (though it may take a while if you’re not familiar with Japanese/Chinese numbers ^^; (一 二 三 四 五 六 七 八 九 十))
Back in Akiba I stopped by ishimaru to pick up some games… Final Fantasy Dissidia and… Idol Master for the PSP! They were sold out at Gamers otherwise I woulda tried over there.
My luggage is getting really full so rather than stocking up on more manga, decided to look for some lighter goodies…
Errr ok, no not that was just looking around the store ^^;; I believe that was at asobit city… though don’t tell them, since they don’t allow photos in the shop ^^;
If figmas are just too small for ya, how about a 1/1 poseable figure :P These babies were also in the asobit store but luckily they had a sign saying that photography of them was ok.
I’ll have to get my other pics of ’em up later…
@Panther, I think I finally did wander into a store with dolfie stuff — the Volks store in Radio kaikan. (by the way, got to see Volks Nanoha, Fate-chan and Hayate in the flesh… now I want all three orz). Unfortunately there were no photo signs everywhere and staff walking around so I wasn’t able to get any pics…
@those who inquired about a saber lily poster (well, ad ^^;;) still haven’t asked about it yet… though I wouldn’t hold your breath… wallscrolls go for 5000 yen at some shops, so given the size of that thing… they’d probably charge more than the figure!
I think I’ve just undone the miles and miles of walking I’ve done on this trip ^^;;
Looks like it’s gonna rain tomorrow, but I guess that just means spending more time inside the stores ^^;