Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tanabata festival

Tanabata is a Japanese star festival, it literally means the evening of seventh. According to Japanese and Chinese belief, it is the only day when the Orihime and Hikonoshi meet in a year. 

This year, Nayun and I went to a festival held at Kappa bashi. Somewhere between Ueno and Asakusa. Despite the extremely hot temperature, the festival was so much better than what I expected. There were so many stalls and people in colorful yukata! Not forget to mention that it is free to write a wish and hang it on the bamboos provided along the street.

Street performance

Nayun in front of many wishes :D

100% fresh grapefruit juice

Cotton candy just for 100 yen!


We walked all the way to Asakusa and took so many pictures as if we were tourists :D

An old man was offering to take pictures of us :)

Hard to see, but do you see the Sky Tree at the back?

Nothing feels more Japan than a festival or Asakusa :p
and I love both of them!


I'm going to South Korea tomorrow for a week! So excited :D

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Friday, July 26, 2013

HJ's Birthday at Hattifnatt

July 16 is Hyunji's birthday and this year we celebrated it at Hattifnatt, a very cute cafe at Koenji.
It is so far the cutest cafe I've ever visited in Japan that serve good food :)
I really recommend everyone to give it a try!

P.S: I've ever been to both Koenji and Kichijoji stores and I like the Koenji one better ;)

Look at that painting on the wall. Of course I have no choice besides loving this cafe.

The very cute little handmade and written menu

Yaya is busy looking at the menu

Before my haircut! My hair was so thick...


and the food we ordered:

Refreshing Strawberry Float

Tomato Curry Rice

I don't remember the name but this was great!

Doria and Taco Rice

The birthday girl is making a wish :D

The waitress later took the birthday cake and cut them for us. 10/10 for the decoration!


What's unique about this cafe is that the interiors and outer look of the cafe are really small that will make you feel like a giant!


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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Nikko Toshogu Shrine

Hello! It has been a month since my last post. Since I am entering my last summer break as a university student, I'm pretty much sure I'll blog more often from now on! 


So at the end of May, I went for a bus trip to Nikko. It was organized by the official international  community of my university. The price was very cheap but the only minus thing was that they divided us into groups randomly... 

I know nothing about the Japanese history but the Toshogu shrine was built for Tokugawa Ieyasu, a name which is familiar to all of you?
We were also very lucky to be there just right after the renovation was finished. The shrine is probably the most beautiful shrine I have ever visited so far! All the carvings, decorations, golds and the location itself are mesmerising. 

Spotted this pagoda before entering the shrine

A dad teaching her young daughter how to take picture

3 famous monkeys.

The imaginary elephant. It said that the one who made it had never seen an elephant before. That explains how the elephant (right) looks a little bit weird.

The entrance of Ieyasu's tomb

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