Have eaten some supersized gyoza (note nearly same size as normal sized beer bottle)
Have gone to Ultra shopping mall
A place with a couple of department stores and then hundreds of shops dedicated to relics of Japanese culture (only photo of one but believe me, if a anime or manga exists for the character, they are represented in this mall). Making this post I realize that there are Hello Kitty stores in the US but this is only about one quarter of this store. I should have chosen a more rare example to photo but honestly, as I walked along the mall my brain clouded and I fled.
Icon present (which represents the evolution of Japanese integration of English -- from Tokyo Tower to Tokyo SkyTree)
The pilgrimage continues....