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For our first full day in Tokyo, we decided to start the day off exploring the area close to our hotel. I picked a casual and what I thought was, a comfy outfit. Unfortunately, I missed the mark. Not in regard to styling, I wasn’t going for a stylish look. But in regard to picking out pieces that were right for the weather.
I believe the low temps of NYC made me forget what 54 and sunny feels like. After being outside for no more than 30 minutes, I started to run warm. I didn’t let that get in my way. The great thing about wearing layers, you can peel them off.
Zojoji Temple, built in the year 1393 and moved to its present location in 1598. The relocation was governed by Tokugawa Ieyasu and made it as his families temple. A mausoleum of the Tokugawa family can be found on the temple grounds. The main entrance gate to Zojoji Temple is the last remaining original structure on the property. It has survived many fires, earthquakes and wars. The remaining buildings are recent reconstruction.
Flannel: Jcrew (old) | Leggings: Wolford for Saks 5th Avenue | Bag: Louis Vuitton (old) | Sneakers: New Balance for Jcrew | Sunglasses: Customized Ray-Ban Self-promotion never hurt any fashion blogger. Odd that I’m facing outward? Not really. I’m Jewish so praying in this temple wouldn’t be entirely correct. Jizo Statues
On the grounds there’s a cemetery and here you can find rows of stone statues. These statues represent the unborn children of Japan. Including but not limited to miscarried and stillborn. Parents can choose a statue in the garden and decorate it with clothing and toys. Jizō, the guardian of unborn children ensures that they are brought to the afterlife. Mausoleum of Tokugawa Shoguns Family
Shiba-koen [park] is one of five public parks that have been restored. The park sits in the shadow of Tokyo Tower and is adjacent to the grounds of Zojoji Temple. I found the grounds to be peaceful and absolutely beautiful. Vest: Land’s End MonogramBracelet: David Yurman l Bracelet: Hermes l Ring: David Yurman l Re-styled Bag: Louis Vuitton Boulogne (old) – I re-styled this bag as I wanted to be hands free to take pictures throughout the day. I decided to use the strap from my Louis Vuitton Keepall luggage, seen Here and Here to make it a crossbody bag. Mission accomplished.