All this food looks good enough to eat, or does it? A great thing about Japan is that you can walk into almost any food place and point at a display dish of food or a picture of it and have a good idea of what you're getting without having to speak the language. Have you ever looked at this fake food close up? Some are cheap and look fake but some are magnificent works of art. There is a whole street on Tokyo devoted to anything and everything you would need in your restaurant. From kitchen appliances, furniture, decorations, cuttlery, crockery and you guessed it, fake food. Most of the stores won't let you take pictures, but others like this, one not only let you take pictures but they demonstrate how they are made. I found this fascinating and beautiful. Talk about work a of art! It makes me hungry just thinking about it!
After a month in Japan it's easy to become obsessed with their uniforms, from Japan Rail workers to 7/11 checkout staff - it's all so chic. Everywhere you go there are people looking effortlessly cool in a uniform, whether it is for work or school. It seems to give people pride which trickles down in to every day life. This means that you are always met with an impeccable level of service, both from people working and people just going about their day. For example if you ask someone for directions in Japan it is not uncommon for them to walk you to your destination, rather than just vaguely pointing you in the right direction. Of course I couldn't resist buying some garms for the studio from Hakui's @seven_uniform on Kappabashi Street (otherwise know as kitchen town in Tokyo). Hopefully the Japanese work ethic will percolate through the fabric... 🇯🇵👷🍶