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Tokyo day 2: Rain and singing toilets

We just got back from tonight's event, so I'll keep this brief.

So far, one of my favorite things about Tokyo is the toilet music. I first noticed it at airport - a button with musical notes, labeled "privacy" - one of many ways you can customize your toilet experience. Today I saw one that played Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and had a seat warmer (!!).

 Some of the buttons along one side of a Tokyo toilet.

Some of the buttons along one side of a Tokyo toilet.

That toilet adjoined the space at a movie theater that our host church uses for Sunday worship. We also walked around and prayed for the neighborhood the church serves, though the rain caused some change in plans.

We had some free time in the afternoon, then tried a traditional kind of pancake for dinner that's made with chopped cabbage and egg and fried on a grill built into the center of the table. (A cousin with more expertise on the matter later said it's called okonomiyaki.)

 Watching our waiter prepare one of the table's okonomiyaki pancakes.

Watching our waiter prepare one of the table's okonomiyaki pancakes.

I felt a little under prepared for my talk tonight, but they had a bigger than expected turnout (almost 15, including some church staff, plus the eight in our group). I spoke through a translator for 45 minutes, then answered some questions. Apparently the church hasn't had any events for singles yet, so hopefully it starts some good discussion.