Just a little note... I'm departing to Seoul on Thursday, April 19, where I'll be doing a little ceramics hunting, catching up with a few friends, and probably eating a little too much.
I'm flying solo on that leg of the trip, and then meeting up with Hiromi in Tokyo from April 27 to May 8, where I'll be staying in Ochanomizu. We have a side trip to Aomori planned in the middle of that, but I guess I'll be doing the urban thing most of the time.
If your path might be crossing mine, let me know!