Today was a major museum day.
I went to Uguisudani with Kasumi and Yoshida-san. Our first stop was the
Here was the order we saw/did things.
1) Checked out the Kichijoten National Treasure painting of Lakshmi. In addition we saw objects from the Yakushiji temple and its pagodas, mostly from the 8th century. The Lakshmi painting was definitely the centerpiece.
2) Saw a gorgeous resplendent collection of fine and decorative art from
3) We ate a fabulous lunch at the Hotel Okura Garden Terrace located in the Horyujikan. I had the Gastronomy Lunch, which included a fillet of beef steak along with shrimp in a reddish-orange creamy sauce. It set me back 3150 yen plus tax but was well worth it. The bread too was nice, seemed like a multi-grain brown bread.
After all this I was pretty museumed-out. As we continued walking through
We then got on the Yamanote Line from Ueno Station’s Koen-guchi and went home.