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Overview of today:
From a buffet breakfast with people in their blue and white yukata, I explore gold: as a mine, panned for, and drunk in coffee. Next is the brilliant red of the beni hoppe strawberry, soon staining my greedy fingertips. A farmers market adds the colors of winter veggies. I meet a fellow American in his yakimono pottery store, and then enjoy the greenery and water of three Mishima parks, to finish with chasers of dark brown and strong yellow beer handcrafted in by another American now living in Numazu. The trip back to Tokyo is brightened by the white of falling slush.