A little more than one month ago I had an interesting experience there. I was walking around minami-shin ozakimachi neighborhood.
Then I heard a sound. It was a clear soft chime in the warm breeze. I followed the sound down an alley.
There it was. The chime came from two 江戸風鈴 Edo fuurin. Edo fuurin are are glass wind chimes from edo, or old Tokyo.
I stood in the alley admiring their sound. They chimed from a back window of a restaurant kitchen.
A woman came out to see what I wanted. I told her I was listening to the furin. She went back inside.
I didn't want to bother her so I walked back down the alley.
I heard a yell. A man had come out. He took the bell down from the window and chased after me.
Then he gave me the furin! I said thank you and tried to give him some money but he refused.
The sound of the bell had struck on my heart and I followed it. Now it is with me across the pacific ocean.
That is why I return to Japan in two weeks for training. The sound of the dojo has struck on my heart so I must follow it.