I met with Chihiro at a small thai restaurant right off the JR Nishi Ogikubo station. We were seated on a tiny balcony for two over looking the small alley below us.
I believe we have similar views on photography, yet we're still different on our own. You can say I felt "connected" and was very glad to meet her.
It was probably the most romantic platonic meeting I've had in a long time. She was excited to take me here and it was a perfect place to eat and talk while looking down at people (and cats!) below us. We then met with my old friend Gen afterwards in Koenji where Chihiro took us to a favorite Reggae bar of hers.
She knows many great intimate spots in Tokyo, and they are all my kind of places.
PS Yumi was too tired to come out. :)