Totally forgot that today is 春分の日, the first day of spring and, as such, most of the stores in my neighborhood are closed. Thankfully Misa’s mom mentioned it when they were on the phone. Saved me a 20+ minute walk to Aburaya. This changes the weekend a lot because many of the stores closed today have their regular 定休日 as Sunday. It’ll be a weekend spent going to alternative stores like cocohana and felice.
So it turns out that my little problem has to do with my specific locations. By checking my email without a VPN at home in the morning, when I switch to a VPN later, Google and Microsoft ascertain that there’s no way for me to have physically moved from home to the location of the VPN server in the time between accesses. Reasonable, I guess, but still a pain in the ass.
An informative guide to some of the more famous denim brands.
I visited the The Real McCoy’s shop in Harajuku a week or so ago. If you like classic American casual style, it’s worth a look. Be advised that the door to the shop is small and hard to find (esp. for those of us without smahtphones). It’s probably a good idea to look at it using street view before you go.