Today was the first day we met the students from Rikkyo University. It was a great day to get to know each other and to learn about Design Thinking! In the afternoon for some team building, we visited Asakusa, a district within Tokyo famous for the Sensō-ji, a Buddhist temple dedicated to the bodhisattva Kannon. Along the path to the temple were many little shops and stores set up with delicious food and interesting trinkets. One of the first places we stopped had these breaded pastries with red bean paste that came in really cute designs such as birds and symbols. It was one of my first foods here with the popular red bean paste that I've heard so much about and it was very delicious!
The following might be one of my favorite treats of the day. It was a hot, breaded snack with green tea coating and a whole lot of YES. It was such a delight to eat, especially with a free serving of cold green tea on the side.
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