Hello good people! Not much in the way of news to report. The new video is being put together, and we are super excited about it. It should be a great addition to the collection! Other than that, it is business as usual over here at Bear headquarters; lots of hope, but no Bears.
Today we return to Tokyo for a night out with the Bears..
Back to Tokyo..
We left Kyoto one sunny morning on a train bound for Tokyo. We were looking forward to the bento box lunches we were going to have on the train, and the Bears were too.
We ate our delicious lunches and spent the rest of the train ride day dreaming and gazing out the window… I listened to David Sylvian’s “Secrets of the Beehive” on my ipod, and drifted in and out of sleep. It was cool.
After we arrived and got settled, we asked the Bears what they felt like doing that evening..
We want fancy!
In the last Kyoto post, we told you about the elegant banquet that the Bears wanted to go to so badly, but missed. Well, it turns out that they were pretty disappointed and now were insistent upon doing something “fancy”. As far as I could tell, their criteria for “fancy” was that it had to be expensive, be in a luxurious environment and had to have ” you know-free food”..
We decided to have a walk around The Imperial palace. After all, it is plenty fancy and the fresh air might give us some inspiration. The Bears walked along beside us, putting on a show of sadness by sulking and kicking pebbles as they went. The sulking would periodically be interrupted by an outburst of giddy bird chasing, followed by a happy chorus of gurgling and grunting in that strange Bear language of theirs.. Then, back to sulking.
Our inspiration came when we saw a grand looking Hotel in the distance. As we approached, we could see a happy bounce returning to the Bears’ walk.
“The Hotel Peninsula- Ooooh” whispered the Bears.
It felt like magic when we climbed into the elevator and it whisked us away to fanciness!
The elevator stopped on its own at the 24th floor. The doors opened, and the elevator filled with a soft colorful light. We stepped out onto a black tiled floor. “Fancy!” cried the Bears as they scampered off to explore the lounge. We found a nice spot next to the window. The Tokyo night bloomed outside, reminding us how beautiful a city can be. We drank tall cool drinks and toasted to all things fancy. The sound of a piano being played danced into the room. It appeared that we had found the fancy place our Bears were looking for.
The Bears walked through the lounge conversing politely with the other patrons. They ate their fill of exotic hors d’oeuvres, while drinking soda pop from elegant glassware. They seemed completely at ease in this environment and all of it’s poshness. Maybe they would have been welcome at that banquet after all!