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Accompanied the Mighty Ton with Baba Ba-bara and Emi to the land of Totoro; the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka. Took the subway to Shinjuku, took the elevator out to the street and walked the long way around to the south exit to get to the Chuo rapid JR line because Ton wanted to go across the street-level train-track crossing.
A short jaunt to Mitaka and then a small bus dropped us off right on time. The museum was packed (Sunday afternoon, whadya expect?) and very cool. Easily more than half the guests had no kids, and many of the exhibits were all about the magic of animation and movie-projection. Ton loved playing on the life-sized nekobasu, and two entire rooms were filled with a Ponyo exhibit. At the end we checked out the 15 minute short movie and Ton managed to make it to the very end before the dark, the movie, the excitement, and naptime had her crying her head off. Got back on the bus and into the stroller and by the time we got upstairs to the Starbucks in the train station she was comatose.
And when we got home, Masa made a huge bowl of yakisoba for dinner.