Scrolling through my twitter feed I saw an ad, one that showed amazing images and promised an “experience”. No, not that kind of ad. It was for the Digital Art Museum in Odaiba. After that, I wanted to learn more.
I have wanted to go to this place since I first saw that twitter ad for it. However, it’s expensive (3,200 yen) and I always had reasons to put it off. It became a permanent occupant of my own personal Bucket List.
Then, along came Liz.
She was visiting Japan and was dying to go. Her and I have a friendship that started in an usual way. We met on You Tube and began to correspond. Eventually a real friendship blossomed. Two weeks ago we finally met after a year and a half of “knowing” each other.
How strange is it to feel close to someone you’ve never met in person? What a strange time to be alive.
I was nervous about meeting her. Would we get along? Would the conversation fizzle out? What works online may not work in person. Things could go badly.
Luckily, they didn’t. We connected as good in person as online. Liz and I share a similar sense of humor. I’ve always found the people I matched with the most were people I shared humor with. We could be completely different people, but if our humor matched, we would be fine.
Everywhere we went Liz got a lot of positive attention because of her kicka** gimble. More than a few times Japanese stopped us just to compliment it. Her camera equipment was amazing.
This was our day in Odaiba.
The only sad part was that our time in this was so short. We only got to explore for an hour and 20 minutes.
Picture by K.S
The reason this happened is because we didn’t realize that the Digital Art Museum changes their hours in certain seasons. Instead of being open until 9pm, they were only until 6pm. We arrived at 4:50 pm thinking we had plenty of time. Nope.
There are no signs or anything that warn you about the hours. It was very annoying. Still, what we saw in our short time was mind blowing.
Outside a light coat of rain gave the Odaiba area a reflective glow. Despite the setbacks, the day was full of magic.
What are things on your “List Of Must Do But Keep Putting Off”?