Tokyo seems to have survived the onslaught of the Hylton/McCarten women. Trisha celebrated her quarter century with a six course dinner in a private dining room at a Tokyo hotel. Lauren got a two hour haircut from an attentive Harajuku boy and Kathleen got to know three remarkable and special women. We saw a performance by a 16 year old Maiko (Geisha in training), trawled the Tsukiji fish market, were reprimanded for sushi eating practices by a stern chef, learned the Tokyo Metro by heart and got photographed with sumo wrestlers. Despite all this I am sure that what Mel will remember most is "we almost missed the bus to the airport"