in other news, i am getting in the spooky spirit this year. watched a scary flick the other day (Babadook) and went to a Halloween themed pop up bar in the gayborhood last night.
i also had dinner at Royal Izakaya in the back sushi bar jawn and it was a masterpiece of good stuff. i'm not sure if i like that place or Hiroki better in Philly for sushi, but i'm sure Japan will dust them next month.
will take any/all Tokyo and Kyoto recommendations.