After not having seen one another for three years, I finally got together with my best friend Chiemi at Com'inn, a cool English language cafe located a few blocks from the JR station at Ebisu. The cafe gives parties twice a month, and I was invited to one by Chiemi who was working behind the bar. If you happen to be in Tokyo, these parties are great places to network and meet with English speaking Japanese. There were also a handful of Americans present. Everyone there went out of their way to be welcoming and helpful to me.
Ebisu is a also a great place to do night photography. As the Wikipedia article mentions, it is near the entrance to both the JR and Hibiya lines and so has a lot of commuter bars of all types in the immediate vicinity. On a Friday night, the area was packed. I took the photos below on the way back to the subway after the party.