November 11, 2004: Takemachi shopping arcade
|Takemachi shopping arcade cerebrates its 100th anniversary. It has a long long history dating back to Meiji Era, the Sino-Japanese War days indeed.|
|Red banners gather the shoppers. An event called "United Kingdom Exhibition" was held under the Union Jack flags.|
|The exhibition was held at Ichimaru. If you mention the word United Kingdom, you will call back the word "black tea." Miss Paddington, one of my friends, opened a tea shop for the limited term.|
|Many English antiques, including Teddy Bear, welcomed us.|
|Small items that create good atmosphere attracted my eyes.
A ladylike candle stand.
|Lamp shades hanging down from the ceiling.|
|It would be good to enjoy chatting under the light like this.|
|An antique round mirror reflects many plates.|
|The pleasure of tea time with black tea and cake.
The tea was of new leaves cropped by Ms. Noura in Sri Lanka last month. The flavor was great.
|I enjoyed the rich time surrounded by English furniture and drinking the black tea.|
|Kuro-chan loved strong flavor black tea.|
The tea table quickly gathered the chatterers.
Thank you Miss Paddington, real name Noura, for your good tea.