I’ve been a terrible blogger lately. Work has been busy, and I’ve been focusing on getting my work done at Stitchcraft and meeting design deadlines. Alas, the blog has taken a back seat.
I spent the last two weeks in Japan, visiting my family, seeing all the Hello Kitty, and eating lots of great food. I’m hoping to get back into blogging, and I’ll start with a re-cap of my trip to Japan!
Today I’d like to share some photos of just a few of the beautiful places we went in Japan. I went to visit my sister who lives in Japan, along with my mom and my husband. We also visited my Japanese grandma, uncle, aunt, and cousin.
A few photos from the Tokugawa Gardens in Nagoya. The leaves were at their peak in Nagoya, and I was blown away by the beautiful gardens.
Me and my sister at the garden. We were both born in Nagoya.
A photo of the garden.
Not sure where the owner was, but this cat was on a leash attached to the bike, and seemed quite interested in the contents of the box! A sunset in Nagoya. We were on a Farris wheel on the side of a building. This was the only time we saw the sun that day–it had rained all day.
We took the Shinkansen (bullet train) from Nagoya to Tokyo, and got a lovely view of Mt. Fuji from the train. A view from Kamakura (near Tokyo), there were signs everywhere warning about the birds. Apparently they will swoop down to steal your food and scratch you!
We also visited these amazing shrines that are carved into a cave in Kamakura!
At every temple you can buy a wood card where you can write down your wishes.
A place to hang cranes. According to Japanese lore folding 1,000 cranes and placing them at the temple will bring good luck.
I love temples, and enjoyed seeing so many while in Japan! One day we went to 10 temples and shrines!