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Breakfast in the Sky

We decided to have breakfast at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. It was a gorgeous hotel and the view was stunning (even from the men's room).

It was also strategically located next to my favourite skinny building on the corner of a big development and the Mitsukoshi department store and . I am now the proud owner of a fashionable ladies Issey Miyake silk jacket (for tax purposes).

They did not sell out.

They did not sell out.

We then opted for the Mori Art Museum.

Untitled by Jia Aili. 

Untitled by Jia Aili. 

The current exhibit is The Universe and Art which included first editions of Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica by Issac Newton and On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin. There were fossils and meteorites and a fascinating high magnification video of the bugs captured in an amber crystal (De-Extinction by Pierre Huyghe - you can see some of his test footage for a taste.)

We took a taxi back to our hotel and I actually heard someone honk their horn once, something that is extremely rare in Tokyo. It is also rare to hear anyone speak when riding in an elevator. There is something very calming about public civility. Nobody has tried to sell us anything apart from a smile and wave from a friendly person in front of a restaurant. There is no haggling over prices and there is no tipping.  I really like the quiet.