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A Shrine and a Ferrari at Isetan - the Trendy Shopping Mecca in Shinjuku

On our last morning in Tokyo, we popped back to the trendy shopping mecca, the Isetan Building in East Shinjuku. Linh wanted to check out the Sanrio shop in one of the upper floors, since it might have contained some higher-end Hello Kitty products (sigh - it does). She doesn't buy anything, but as we left by the side of the building, we notice preparations going on for something traditional-looking.

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There were a number of stalls being set up and a shrine had been installed a short distance away from them. I'm not sure what was going on, or whether there was a connection to the Sanja Matsuri festival we experienced in Asakusa, but a ferrari was parked in between which seemed to garner as much interest.

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We couldn't stick around long enough to find out what was going on, but I just loved the old and the new side by side - a theme we found throughout our last two weeks in Tokyo.

A few more photos from outside the Isetan building in Shinjuku


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