Don and I left for Tokyo and Cycle Mode 2013 aboard an early departure shinkansen, or bullet train. One of the newer models, that serving Akita prefecture, was at the Tokyo platform.
Shimano advertising aboard the local train bound for Makuhari Messe, the venue for the expo.
Hours later, famished, at a nearby mall.
We couldn't leave before having our photo taken with One Direction, who were playing that evening at Makuhari.
Random photo of amusing misspelling.