Outside of Ueno Park in the old downtown area of Tokyo many cyclists were out and about in awful winter weather.
After seeing the El Greco exhibit at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, we wandered over to SCAI, an old public bath that was converted into an art gallery.
There was a free installation that involved light and sound that echoed off the old walls.
A slow stroll through the temple-filled neighborhood was the plan.
Rain and cold, however, made us rethink that.
Besides, Cafe Kayaba is just down the street from SCAI, and coffee and some warmth were called for.
“El Greco’s Visual Poetics” (Painting)
Jan. 19-April. 7
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum; (03) 5405-8686; 8-36 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo; Ueno Station, JR Yamanote Line. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Fri. till 8:00 p.m.). ¥1,500. Closed Mon. (except Feb. 11),
“Haroon Mirza” (Installation)
Jan. 18-Feb. 23
Scai The Bathhouse; (03) 3821-1144; Kashiwayu-Ato, 6-1-23 Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo; Nippori Station, JR Yamanote Line. 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Free admission. Closed Sun., Mon., holidays.
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