Sam's mum came to visit in mid June for my 30th birthday. She was here for a week and we all had a great time. I'm not sure how she managed to get 4kg of steak through customs but nevertheless, a fabulous meal was had by all. Katrina was enamoured with the Daiso (100yen shop)which is similar to the reject shop or the suburban $2 shop. The biggest difference is that the Daiso actually has stuff you want to buy and won't fall apart between the cash register and the boot of your car. I think she went to about 6 or 7 different stores and came out loaded down with several bags each time.
Below are some pics we took while she was here.
Sensoji Temple, Asakusa, Tokyo
Mum and Me (turning Japanese-a) at Sensoji Temple, Asakusa, Tokyo
Birthday boy, Sam and Mum at Edo Tokyo Museum, Ryogoku, Tokyo
Mum and Abbey (the car that STILL fascinates me every time)
One of the swankier residences of Oami, looking onto one of the many rice paddies around town.