Day one in Tokyo was awesome! My dad took me to an interactive art exhibition all about color and flowers. We even had flower drinks: he had a lemonade with a species of purple flower and I had sakura (cherry blossom) soda. It was delicious!

After that we stopped by a temple near where we were and I experienced the traditional way to prepare and pray to the gods. It was serene and supprizingly calm even though we were in the middle of the city.

Next, took the train to Shibuya where we walked across Shibuya Intersection, the busiest intersection in all the world -- at a moderately busy time... there were TONS of people! By the way, according to my dad and his wife, we missed the rush hour so all these photos are of 'not busy' moments.But I digress.

We had what I have dubbed 'hot pot' for dinner. Basically we had a pot on a burner with almost boiling broth in it and we added fresh veggies, meat, and sticky rice sheets or rolls. When everything was cooked, we ate them and added more food to the broth. It was very, very satisfying and tasty. For desert, I had ice cream wrapped in sticky rice -- it was wonderful.

All in all it was a fabulous day, full of adventures and new experiences.