Sunday November 14, 2010
Kichijoji~ SO MUCH LOVE
Going back to finishing up posting my Japan pics. I know it’s being so spread out & at this point sorta pathetic, but I really want them here on my blog! My entries go back to 2004 and I often like to read my old archives. It sounds stupid, maybe selfish, but I like it! I see where I was a year, 2 years, 3 years or more with a click! It’s a diary~ and I like to see my life’s progression.
Ok, that was rambling!
So this was a day I spent with my friend. She spent many of her past years in Kichijoji and wanted to take me there. She took me to a few of her “old home towns/haunts” and I loved it. We hope some day I can show her the town I grew up in too~ ;_; Though it’s changed so much due to Katrina~~ *sigh* Anywho~~~~~~
The main attraction was Cafe Calico! She hadn’t been to a cat cafe before & neither had I! And she had coupons WHOOP WHOOP! Haahaaa~it was much as I expected ;) Bright sunny room, reminded me of an Ikea showroom filled with indifferent (lol, is there any other kind?) Kittehs. This place has cafe style foods so we ordered drinks & split a snowcone :D.
This is the entrance where you pay for the amount of time you want to stay, you get a tag & locker too to put your things in.
Yes, I dropped the play stick and gave the kitten some attention since the other kitty seemed less interested in me, hahaaa! KITTY DEMANDED ATTENTION!
This cat was so jealous of the attention other cats were getting so he got in the bowl and kept looking around for people to come ooh & aaaww!
I could NOT get the ugliest kitty to pay me attention! I love uggers cats! The uglier the better XDv
The other people there were really chill too. About 5 of them. It was so quiet & relaxing. Most were having drinks and just trying to take photos of the aloof cats or the spastic kittens. Some guy was just reading from their manga collection for the whole hour I was there. I love that. I need a peaceful place like this, FILLED WITH CATS, near my house!
They had photo albums of their kitties and toys too of course. Little cards introducing the two new kittens too! :) Plus souvenir items like calendars or buttons you could buy.
We also visited Inokashira Park while there. There’s the most picturesque walk leading up to it! Surprisingly many of the local eateries had cats in them! Must be a Kichijoji “thing.”
A used clothing shop. There are quite a few here! :)
There is this very old yakitori place by the park entrance that we grabbed some snacks from. It’s called Iseya and has been in business since 1928. Mike looooves chicken livers & other somewhat “old style” foods so he was ecstatic. I got the yakitori style corn on the cob! It was freakin delicious! We walked to the park and enjoyed everything in the hot summer sun.
There was a concession stand nearby too where I got a peach ice cream and kanipan! I love this style of place! :biglove: It reminds me of my childhood growing up on the coast :) . We had places like this all over especially near docks & piers.
You could get a bottle root beer & ice cream~ anywhooo (//end old time’y talk!)
I think Kichijoji ended up being one of my favorite places to visit~
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