Having flown from Birmingham to Tokyo via Munich, and having found my way across Tokyo to a meeting point in a hotel in the Ueno area of the city, I was pleased to set up with some of our group. Two of who live in Japan at the moment met us in Kawaguchiko. We went with Mia, a Tokyo artist, to the MI Lab Tokyo office to register, and met Sato-san. Having made some introductions, we had a wander around the area and enjoyed the warmth of an autumnal day in Ueno park. I was impressed by calm and peace of the temple and the lotus pond which I hadn’t expected to find in the largest city in the world!