I like the idea of “Basic”.
It saves me from the stress of worrying about seasonal trends or being bombarded by ads hawking their new products. Instead, I prefer those things that provide simplicity in my everyday life. So I like finding my own basic for everything, even for Ramen.
I like the local market.
Fish market, Farmer’s market, Street market, Weekend market… of all sorts at any time or any place. And the market is my always top must-see wherever I go to travel. There are fresh encounters, living communications and real local life in the market. Yes, I love the market!
I like Tokyo in the early morning, deep late night or midafternoon in hot summer. In those hours Tokyo is less crowded and going slow & quiet. But when it comes to the most quite Tokyo, it would be in New Year and Bon holidays. A lot of people get out of Tokyo, going home to see their family for those traditional holiday seasons and Tokyo falls into a hush. Especially, during New Year.
Last weekend we went out for walk to enjoy the silence still remaining in the air.