A complicated and rewarding trip. I have a few notes on Lady Isabella Bird and Koda Rohan, and maybe about a Kubuki performance, that should move me right back into 19th century books.
A couple of successes:
I never set foot in a restaurant I'd heard of, with the exception of two stops at Starbucks, and those were both instigated by Japanese people.
I never asked for a fork, although I used it if it was there.
A month was not enough to straigten out basic greetings and farewells. Next time.