Totoro, Kiki, Chihiro, the Catbus – these are names that speak to me the way that Snow White, Ariel and Nemo might to many an American Youth. Studio Ghibli is a Japanese animation institution; a corollary to Disney. And if an American pilgrimage to Disney Land is necessary for some, then our trip to the Ghibli Museum was a destined moment in life. The… Read More
Hidden about 1/2 way down the charming path behind the Golden Gai neighborhood sits Cha Cha Hana. A charming restaurant that soon became our ‘local’ while staying in Shinjuku. One of a series of restaurants across Tokyo, sporting the same menu – a mix of traditional , such as Yuba from Kyushu, and modern japanese foods (like lovely shrubs).