Hidemi and I went to the emporers palace this weekend. The palace itself is closed to the public for all but 2 days a year, but you can walk around the grounds. Its beautiful. It was kind of a grey day, and its a bit early for most of the flowers, but it was still amazing. It must be so weird to be him, all secluded behind walls, japanese gardens, nature and quiet, surrounded by Tokyo. Its his country. Hes the man.