Wednesday, 4 September 2013


The day of the waterfall trip (previous post) we went out for dinner. The place we went to was a small soba restaurant near the highway. It was, of course, delicious, but the most distinguishing feature was that the interior was filled with samurai armour. After I started walking round taking pictures the owner came out to tell us all about it.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Obon trip

At the end of Obon I went to visit my mother-in-law in Shimonoseki.
It was really hot but we decided that at least once we should go somewhere nice and cool. We managed to convince one of the Aunts to come along as well.
The first stop was near a small waterfall. 

Friday, 16 August 2013

Yukata Party

Some time ago we went to a yukata party. It is for this purpose that we bought the yukatas at the beginning of the month.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Back in Kumamoto

First week back in Kumamoto was quite relaxing. I could eat and sleep all I wanted with no schedule to keep. Aaah, holidays, finally they are here.

On the first day we went to Aeon Mall to buy yukatas. Both Shiv and I bought one, but as usual we forgot to take pictures. But here are a view snaps of the patterns. Mine has butterflies and Shiv's is a kind of stripe and swirly pattern. I was really happy with the stuff we got, so I hope I get to wear it a lot next year.

On 4th we were invited to a wedding after party of one of Shiv's friends - Ippei san of U+.
There was a phone lottery and I won a thing!
We went for cake afterwards. Fun day ^_^

Monday, 12 August 2013

Toto gallery and Shibuya

The last Tuesday in Tokyo I managed to get to Toto gallery and subsequently their bookshop.
They were displaying some works by Christian Kerez.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

galleries and glass caves

Last Sunday I wanted to go to Toto gallery and the bookshop. However, I didn't realise that it was closed on Sundays ad Mondays. So I ended up going to GA gallery instead.

Sushi, Fireworks, thunderstorms and shopping

Hey, it's a second post in a row. Well what do you know, I'm on a roll :)

The Saturday right after I finished work there was a huge fireworks festival on Sumidagawa river. Obviously, we had to go see. Since it was a special occasion we decided to hang out all day.

First we went to the fish market. Eric wanted to go at 5 in the morning, but in the end it was more like late noon. Hahaha
Apparently, this is what wasabi actually looks like.