week of many outings and colours

i've had a visitor from out of town and an inkling i might be leaving tokyo soon so i've been on a lot of outings this last week. i've been eating icecream and visiting museums and all kinds of good stuff. some of it i took photos of. this is:

1. coffee shop in kichijoji where i had a delicious lunch and received instructions on how to cook burdock root (goubo).

2. visit to nobuko's place where i had another look at her series of books that pertain to the seasons. i particularly admire her excellent and unusual colour choices.

3. a visit to meiji jingu koen to see the iris fields. possibly the best thing about this was the beautiful two-tone purple ticket although i also liked seeing so many people out painting.

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