Saturday, February 23, 2013

The First Gokokuji of the Year

Few weeks before I move to my current place, I took a walk exploring the neighbourhood and found out a huge temple called Gokokuji.

I went back there again with my mom after I moved last January and picked an omikuji after praying for a good year ahead (known as hatsumode in Japanese). I got the regular fortune, a step down for last year but well, I believe it's enough for a great year!

A Buddha statue

My mom taking a tourist pic :D


the year of snake, 2013!

Just trying out my camera

My pretty mom

This is where people hang the bad luck omikuji, hoping that what's written there won't come true

This one is probably one of my fave photo taken so far!


Afterwards, we went to this steak and cafe called Kennedy at Higashi Ikebukuro. It was new and offering a great del of lunch set. Very cheap and I'm pretty much sure will come back there when I crave for some steak.

Address: 東京都豊島区東池袋4-5-1 エアライズタワー1F

Sirloin steak, salad, rice and a drink for just 1000 yen

My mom and her half eaten 500 yen lunch set



  1. I love how you keep discovering new things in Japan.

  2. The temple looks beautiful! I hope you have a good year, and the food looks so good!

  3. Wow! Wish I were in Japan

    What camera do you use? Loving the pics

  4. Your photographs are so dream like. Almost like your life is a fairytale. I've always wanted to visit Japan. Maybe one day I will! I hope!

    - Both you and your mom are so so beautiful ヽ(^。^)ノ

    x hugs


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