|So many flashing lights!|
|Lined up at Gundam Cafe|
Gone are the 8-bit standing arcade games. These seats are cushioned! This picture was from a 7-story arcade in Akihabara. The only negative is you are allowed to smoke in the arcades. Makes it pretty stuffy...
We also bought a new camera at an electronics store. We were able to communicate pretty well about what we wanted and found a model that was a little better than what we were looking for at a better price. The difficult part came trying to explain why we didn't have stamps in our passports. Gaijin, or foreigners, often can avoid taxes on certain items. We didn't know this at the time otherwise we would have just paid the taxes and gone on our way. Half an hour later we had pointed at calendars showing when we came into the country, where we were from, and tried to show we were military from Iwakuni. We were all laughing by the end from our frustration and gestures. Side note: why is it when you are gesturing and someone doesn't understand, you just do the same gesture again only bigger? By the end we were full arm gesturing!