Yesterday's Herceptin/Taxol infusions went well. It looked like rain so I decided to get my walking in for the day done by strolling through the Ginza, Tokyo's fashionable shopping area. It is about a 10 minute walk from the National Cancer Center and a universe away in atmosphere. The Cancer Center neighborhood has lots of guys in rubber boots and aprons hawking all sorts of seafood, vegetables, restaurant supply stuff etc. and stands selling cheap bowls of noodles, curry or raw fish on rice in fire hazard narrow alleys. Certain shops had lines of disheveled morning shoppers waiting for famously cheap and good treats for post shopping snacks or early lunch. The Ginza area has the Hermes, Fendi, Salvatore Ferragamo, Bulgari, Cartier, Chanel crowd tapping down the avenues in heels that would cover a few treatments at the Cancer Center. There was a long line of aromatic, well dressed ladies in front of a coffee shop selling Belgian chocolates. Fortunately the pre-Taxol part of my IV has anti-nausea meds so the perfume wasn't too overwhelming.