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Getting a taste of design, fashion

This October, the 29th Tokyo Designers Week and the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo will light up the city. In collaboration with kimono designer Jotaro Saito, the Palace Hotel Tokyo, located in the middle of Tokyo’s Marunouchi district and next to the Imperial Palace, will introduce a special afternoon tea plan called Fashion Afternoon Tea, from Oct. 4 to 26.

As one of the Japanese hotels aiming to introduce Japanese culture to the world while maintaining tradition and pursuing new value, the hotel has collaborated with Saito, a high-fashion kimono designer in the world and a fashion week exhibitor.

In the hotel’s popular afternoon tea set, customers can enjoy some stylish desserts based on Saito’s works and patterns, including a mini Mont Blanc wrapped with a chocolate crepe designed to look like kimono and a roll cake that looks like a bolt of cloth.

The afternoon tea set is available for ¥3,900 per person, or ¥5,600 with a glass of champagne, including tax, but subject to a service charge.

The Palace Hotel Tokyo is directly connected to Otemachi Station (various lines) or eight minutes from Tokyo Station. For more information or reservations, call 03-3211-5309 or visit www.palacehoteltokyo.com .

Burritos for the working woman

The newest Mexican restaurant on the Tokyo scene opens Sept. 26 in Marunouchi. The first burrito shop under the theme of supporting working women, “umum good burritos!” opens on the first basement floor of the Marunouchi Building in Tokyo’s biggest business district.

Casual, fast and healthy, burritos are one of the most popular lunch items for people around the world and umum is especially designed to appeal to working women in Japan.

Burritos are delicious and easy to eat without dropping food or getting messy hands, and can even be eaten with one hand. With a variety of ingredients and combinations, burritos offer a variety of nutrients at once, making them a good choice for a healthy lunch or dinner.

Women will find the clean, well-lit shop inviting and pleasant for a casual drop by. The shop also offers many options that are likely to appeal to women.

Of course, the shop aims to satisfy women’s sweet tooth and offers sweet burritos for dessert.

umum good burritos! is on the 1st basement floor of the Marunouchi Building, one minute from JR Tokyo Station or connected to Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Station. For more information call 03-3284-3301 or visit www.umum.jp .

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