me, every day in tokyo

me, every day in tokyo

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Posted 11 months ago with 1037 notes

here’s a lesson that i learned the hard way, and now i realize i could have avoided if i had paid better attention to Sailor Moon (as evidenced by the photo above):
in Japan, they take their shoes off in clothing store fitting rooms.
i didn’t know that.  so, cue me becoming absolutely mortified when i went into a little stall to try on a dress in Harajuku with my shoes still on, and coming out to find my japanese companions whispering about it……… AHHHHHHHHHH god that sucked
so now you guys know! and look, naru and…. is that supposed to be haruna?? took theirs off like good little culturally-conscious girls!

here’s a lesson that i learned the hard way, and now i realize i could have avoided if i had paid better attention to Sailor Moon (as evidenced by the photo above):

in Japan, they take their shoes off in clothing store fitting rooms.

i didn’t know that.  so, cue me becoming absolutely mortified when i went into a little stall to try on a dress in Harajuku with my shoes still on, and coming out to find my japanese companions whispering about it……… AHHHHHHHHHH god that sucked

so now you guys know! and look, naru and…. is that supposed to be haruna?? took theirs off like good little culturally-conscious girls!

Posted 1 year ago with 1 notes

Hida Folk Village (飛騨民俗村 Hida Minzoku Mura) is an open air museum of close to 30 old farmhouses illustrating the traditional architectural styles of the mountainous regions of Japan.  The village is located in the town of Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, Japan.  Of particular interest are the thatched and shingled roofs, such as the gasshō-zukuri-styled buildings. Many of the buildings were brought to this location from their original sites in order to preserve them. The village is quite picturesque, as it is built on a hillside overlooking the Takayama Valley and surrounds a large pond.
The structures in the village range from 100 to 500 years in age. Many are open to perusal and are filled with artifacts from their respective time periods, including splindles, silk worm raising artifacts, cooking utensils, and clothing. There is also a workshop in the village illustrating how many of Japan’s famous handicrafts are made. Sometimes the village is referred to as “The village hidden in the leaf”.

Guys, I miss this village so much.  It was incredibly beautiful, and the entire village smelled like burning wood and incense.  Also I started walking up a path and in 10 minutes oops I had climbed up the side of the mountain and suddenly had this view of the village

Hida Folk Village (飛騨民俗村 Hida Minzoku Mura) is an open air museum of close to 30 old farmhouses illustrating the traditional architectural styles of the mountainous regions of Japan.  The village is located in the town of Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, Japan.  Of particular interest are the thatched and shingled roofs, such as the gasshō-zukuri-styled buildings. Many of the buildings were brought to this location from their original sites in order to preserve them. The village is quite picturesque, as it is built on a hillside overlooking the Takayama Valley and surrounds a large pond.

The structures in the village range from 100 to 500 years in age. Many are open to perusal and are filled with artifacts from their respective time periods, including splindles, silk worm raising artifacts, cooking utensils, and clothing. There is also a workshop in the village illustrating how many of Japan’s famous handicrafts are made. Sometimes the village is referred to as “The village hidden in the leaf”.

Guys, I miss this village so much.  It was incredibly beautiful, and the entire village smelled like burning wood and incense.  Also I started walking up a path and in 10 minutes oops I had climbed up the side of the mountain and suddenly had this view of the village

Takayama View

Posted 1 year ago with 4 notes
so it’s been over one year since i left for japan…

I definitely wasn’t able to keep up with this blog as much as I would have liked (who has time to blog when you’re busy exploring TOKYO?!) but I’m hoping that this summer will give me the opportunity to better recap all the fun stuff that I did one year ago.  I’m re-reading journal entries from last summer and remembering the less-than-stellar feelings I had about being in Japan (I was sooo homesick) but also remembering lots of funny little things that happened during my stay that I might not have initially thought worth posting.  So we’ll see where this summer takes us!  

Posted 1 year ago with 1 note
“How big is that giant alpacasso???”

lil-random-asian-girl

I meeean considering I am 5’1 and a tiny little thing you have a decent comparison?! It was giant! And chained to the wall so no one can run away with it! ;)

Posted 1 year ago

Look at what this damn blizzard did to my Swimmer umbrella from Tokyo ;___;

Look at what this damn blizzard did to my Swimmer umbrella from Tokyo ;___;

Posted 1 year ago with 4 notes

did i ever mention the time that it was my first night in tokyo alone and i was starving so i went to the 7-11 in our neighborhood (they’re on every block i swear to you) and got some sort of curry with beef

so well i got it but i also got an ice cream bar

and when i went to pay i also WON another ice cream treat! (some One Piece promotion they were doing gr8)

so i got home and welp i ate my two ice creams instead and didn’t want curry anymore. so i put it in my fridge in my apartment.  

well the fridge was so cold that it froze my poor curry

so when it was time to open it up, the curry and the rice at the bottom was frozen solid

and i didn’t know what to do

so i tried to thaw it with my hair dryer

it did not work

and frozen rice is not edible.

and that’s the story of my first night living in tokyo.  

Posted 1 year ago with 2 note

mission accomplished

mission accomplished

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Posted 1 year ago with 13 notes

please just love me

please just love me

Posted 1 year ago with 2 notes

Jasmine at Tokyo DisneySea

Jasmine at Tokyo DisneySea

Posted 1 year ago with 4 notes

Tokyo DisneySea

Tokyo DisneySea

Posted 1 year ago with 8 notes

so this is what you get instead of a turkey leg at Tokyo DisneySea.

welp.

so this is what you get instead of a turkey leg at Tokyo DisneySea.

welp.

Posted 1 year ago with 7 notes

SO many types of popcorn at Tokyo Disney!they had honey, milk tea,curry…

SO many types of popcorn at Tokyo Disney!
they had honey, milk tea,curry…

Posted 1 year ago with 173 notes

mollay:

Mike laterns for the parade! ooOoO!

i posted to the wrong blog lol OOPS but yes here he is how cute right!?

mollay:

Mike laterns for the parade! ooOoO!

i posted to the wrong blog lol OOPS but yes here he is how cute right!?

Posted 1 year ago with 43 notes

yummy mickey ice pop at disneysea

yummy mickey ice pop at disneysea

Posted 1 year ago with 20 notes
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