|Blue and White, owned by Amy Katoh, features|
all handmade mostly traditional Japanese fabrics,
folk arts, and ceramics in blue and white and
The store is intriguing. It's only the one straight path from the front door to the back with fascinating items on both sides and above.
I get to talk with Amy as she talks to an Australian woman, Jan Powell, who is ushering a group of Australian women around Tokyo. I'd seen them at one of the elevators as I was finding my way up to the light. Now I see them again. It's a small world.
It's late afternoon and I'm return to Mama-san's as everyone else is returning home. So, it's back down the entrance to the subway following all those ups and downs I followed before in reverse. (Hayashi-san's friend who came into the shop before I left is starting down one of the escalators as I'm coming up. We see each other and recognize that we've just met and talk again. How wonderful it is to see the same person a few minutes later in such a huge city. It's gratifying.) It doesn't seem to take as long as it did to get here. I even take a different way home.