This year lovely Tokyo Station is celebrating its 101st birthday.

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This is the Maruzen bookstore next to Tokyo Station.  I went there looking for Japanese textbooks with essays.  They had more to choose from than in Sendai City Maruzen.  I ended up getting one with newspaper articles in it.

One thing I realized about some of the books is that the print is too small.  I’m getting older, and I just can’t read the tiny furigana easily.  (The furigana is tiny print next to the kanji that aids reading comprehension.)

 

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Inside the station, looking up.

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The neighborhood around the station.

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Inside the station was a very busy shopping area.   High end merchandise.  This is a decoration in the eating area of the shopping area.   Classy!