I love Shimokitazawa. On this recent trip, I had initially planned to re-visit a favourite cafe which charmed my socks off the last time I was there. After that, I would walk around and leave by late afternoon. Instead, I found myself lingering till after night fall. As it got dark and the temperature turned cooler, the crowd thinned as well. I got to experience a different Shimokitawaza. It was more mellow with the occasional quiet chatter punctuating the air. My stride was light and unhurried as I took in the sights. It was such a beautiful night!
I eventually settled at Rainbow Kitchen for dinner. It is a gorgeous little space! Lucky us got to sit side by side at this cute little table facing the window. As I sipped my drink, I gazed at the people wandering the street outside and then at the beautiful shadows dancing on my table created by the candlelight.