Sunday, April 4, 2010

Saturday 4/3

Saturday 4/3

Today I woke up early, around 5:30ish. We chilled until about ten doing homework, reading, blogging, and eating. Then, I took a better picture to show how small cokes are here.
Small Coke!
We then left to go explore our neighborhood as a family. My mom and I show everything we found, then after we went to go have lunch at Yoshinoya, a Japanese fast food restaurant.
Small but good.

I got option C and gave the shrimp to my dad. It was GREAT!

Thats the logo of Yoshinoya.
Then we went to the subway and took the JR Yamanote Line to Harajuku and walked to Meiji Jingu, which is such a cool shrine. On the way and in the shrine I took lots of photos and there are below.

Thats one TALL gate.

Another picture with Tori Gate.

Tori Gate, again.

Some lantern like thing that looks cool.

Look at how they line up those rocks!

Bamboo fence.

The Tori Gate.

Some cool tree.

THE LAVATORY
Entrance to Meiji Jingu Shrine, with the Tori Gate in the background.

Another cool tree.

This Reminds me of My Neighbor Totoro.
These are Ema.


Here is an explanation of what Emas are.

Here is the entrance to Meiji Shrine
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While there we saw a rare sight. We saw a wedding ceremony. Its really rare in Meiji-Jingu Shrine because it is such a big shrine.







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Then after we went to Meiji-Jingu we walked through Yoyogi Park, then to where my parents used to live when I was a child, and to my sister's shrine.
Mmm... Stewed intestine!

What a great tree.

The birds of the park.








My dad took these.



Look at the line for the bathroom!

But wait, THERES MORE!



What a cool delivery cycle.



The top floor was my appartment.




Why does she chew gum?

What beautiful stonery.




Most all of the cars on the street are like this, Toyota Crowns (very nice cars), Audi, Porche, BMW, or Jaguar in Meguro, Tokyo, Japan.

Japanese spelling of "Freshest burger" I think.

Very delicious unagi (eel) shop.
Then we went home and chilled for the rest of the day and had homemade rice, chicken, and broccoli.

5 comments:

  1. Hey,
    This is 78 Gold, and it must be Monday because no one can think of anything to say. How is the trip going? Can you take more photos of cars? Take some pictures of the nightlife. We want to see the lit up areas. We will talk to you again soon. Tell Amelia that chewing gum is a $100 fine!!!!

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  2. The trip is fine and I will take more pictures of cars. I'm actually writing a post with cars in it. I'll try and take pictures of nightlife. And yah, I've been trying to tell her that!
    -Forrest

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  3. Thanks for the update. 78 Blue is checking today. They are speechless and can't think of anything to say. I will threaten them that we must work now, and then we will get some questions. Joe wants to know if people have places to work out or swim there? Amanda really wants to know about shopping. What are the styles like, what do they like to shop for? Jenna is nodding her head yes yes. Anthony is wondering if Japanese people have the fans you see in movies to cool themselves off. Jasmyn wants to know what type of sports are popular. Kevin wants you to take pictures of beaches if you can. Is this a good way to communicate or would it be easier to email? We want to try skype at some point. We will need to find a time that works. Time to go to work. Hope all is well.

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  4. Joe, yes there are. Amanda, look at my monday post. Anthony, sorry no. But they do wear kimonos (traditional japanese wear). Jasmyn, baseball is really popular, and same with soccer. And yes, I'll try and skype you at somepoint in your morning, my night.

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  5. Jasmyn. look at the end of my Tuesday post.

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