There are certain things that every visitor to Tokyo expects to see, without which any record of a stay here would feel incomplete.

In this category are plastic food, as displayed outside restaurants to show what’s available inside:

This selection of Western dishes is, I think, a particularly alarming example. Check out the greasy gleam on those chips.

And then, of course, there’s Japanglish:

The above comes from a cosmetics shop in Harajuku, not far from where I found these:

Footsore from wandering, one might be tempted to restore oneself with this:

I’ve now been in Tokyo for about ten days. I’ve bought food and done laundry and navigated the subway by myself like a big boy. I’ve even managed to get a couple of days’ writing done. Maybe – maybe – I’m beginning to get the hang of things…