Adventuring in DC :: JICC and Georgetown

It's Rupert's birthday today so I ventured into downtown (DC) to have lunch with him. And, as long as I was trekking into town, I made a pitstop at the Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) near Farragut North to see their mini-exhibit, "Japanese Versatile Cloths: Furoshiki and Tenugui."

[books wrapped in furoshiki (風呂敷)]

[a karuta (かるた) pattern furoshiki]

Then I walked the mile or so to Georgetown to meet up with Rupert. Along the way, I took a quick photo of the stream to the Potomac by the Swedish Embassy and the House of Sweden.

[You can see the Red Ball on display at the House of Sweden. I also like that I got the plane taking off from National Airport in the shot.]

Then it was off to lunch at Miss Saigon Restaurant to celebrate the start of Rupert's last year in his 30s.

Rupert suggested I stop by Fantom Comics in Dupont Circle on my way home, and I debated whether I should because I'm trying not to buy more comics, but I'm actually really glad I checked out the store. They have a decent sized all-ages section, it's clean and organized, and, what really stuck out to me is how female-friendly the store is. While I was shopping, there were just as many female customers as male, and I liked that the staff was young, female, and diverse.

1150 18th Street, NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20036

2900 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007

3057 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007

2010 P Street, NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20036

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