In the evenings I'm slowly working on my indigo sofa throw - it's so fun to add these simple sashiko stitches. I love handling these new and vintage indigo fabrics.
A bit of red here and there and I like exposing knots now and then:
Recently some young friends who are leaving Tokyo soon, invited us along on a day trip to the fifth station of Mount Fuji. We had a wonderful time (they have the cutest 2 year old, need I say more?), and it was just so nice to get out of Tokyo. They are very careful about COVID precautions and so are we. We all stayed masked the whole time in the car, and we ate our lunch at separate tables separated by plastic sheeting.
Another lion-dog (I am seeing them everywhere now)
Super cold and windy up at the fifth station - David bought a sweatshirt at the gift shop. I think he looks so cute!
Mt. Fuji is closed to hikers. There were so many empty bus parking spots, and the place was nearly empty. It was nice for us, but I really feel for the small business people trying to make a living.
We ate at a little restaurant up there. The food was so-so but the presentation was spot on - Fuji-san themed - and on a cold windy day, it was nice to have a hot meal. This is katsu curry - a chicken cutlet, with a curry sauce, over rice. Don't you love the pickled "lava"?
Such a cute display at the restaurant:
I can't help but see "QUILT" in grids like these!
Masks off for a quick photo: