Next morning up early, multiple trains, feeling VERY sketchy to the fish market.
After a bracing sushi breakfast we went into the largest fish market in the world. I knew it was going to be a bit hard to take, but baby me took all of 10 minutes to burst into tears and had to be lead by the hand out of the slaughterhouse.
Adam loved it and took lots of photos (on the good camera) of the creatures and fish being filleted and chopped and the displays and mini shops. Most people would find it so.
All I could see was blood blood and more blood. There were creatures that I would never have in my wildest dreams imagined existed. I have a genuine terror of octopi and there were many many varieties. There were millions of dead creatures, creatures that were half dead or dying in buckets of sea water, and the blood all over the floor and the work benches and lots of dead, alien eyes were quite overwhelming.
I do wish I had been tougher on the day and seen more. I am glad my kids didn’t see me freak out, I would like them to be more stoic than their Mama.
I am amazed that in the figure shops the characters are on plain view for kids to see, there was a lot of pornographic stuff and was not sectioned off at all. This was something I had difficulty getting my head around, especially since the people themselves are so super polite and reserved and go to great pains to avoid offense and impacting others in a public setting.
We then went to see one of Adam’s most favourite bands. Of course we got into this venue, had no idea where to go so I walked up to these white guys, asked them if they spoke English and said we were there to see a band and did they know where we should go? Of course they spoke English, they were Canadian, they were the band. Which I realised when I saw the dude with huge hair get on stage with his guitar. They played for 2 hours, 4 songs. Godspeed,You Black Emperor make Mogwai look like amateurs with their 12 – 15 minute songs. I did get a bit bored on the Mogwai harbour cruise but comparatively speaking, they are speed metal.