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Kyoto international manga museum

Kyoto international manga museum1

Kyoto international manga museum2

This is the place I like the most in Kyoto! We renovated a closed school building for making this museum. Therefore, we use classrooms as manga exhibition rooms.

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Kyoto international manga museum3

In this museum you can read manga freely as you want! Some read manga in a hallway. Others lie back and read manga on a tatami mat. You can also sit reading manga on the terrace or on the lawn.

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This museum holds a workshop for drawing manga and painting anime figures. We also invite a manga celebrity for a talk show. Here is the place we can enjoy ourselves whenever we visit. I want to live in here if possible!

Kyoto international manga museum

large Kinokonoyama & Takenokonosato Chocolate from Meiji

large Kinokonoyama & Takenokonosato Chocolate from Meiji

These are Kinokonoyama ALMOND CRUNCH & Takenokonosato MACADAMIA COOKIE Chocolate from Meiji. They are larger than regular Kinokonoyama & Takenokonosato Chocolate, and also fancier.

large Kinokonoyama & Takenokonosato Chocolate from Meiji

large Kinokonoyama & Takenokonosato Chocolate from Meiji

Everybody’s favorite mushroom and bamboo shoot shaped chocolate and biscuit snacks are crispy and great taste with a moderately chocolate aroma.

large Kinokonoyama & Takenokonosato Chocolate from Meiji

large Kinokonoyama & Takenokonosato Chocolate from Meiji

meiji-Kinokonoyama & Takenokonosato Chocolate (japanese)

Advance tickets for The Twilight Saga: eclipse

Advance tickets for The Twilight Saga: eclipse

These are the advance tickets for The Twilight Saga: eclipse in Japan. The film starts on Nov. 13 in Japan. Unbelievable! It sounds so far away…

Advance tickets for The Twilight Saga: eclipse

Advance tickets for The Twilight Saga: eclipse

The free gift of the advance ticket is two file folders. They are beautiful aren’t they? I’m looking forward to the graduation party that Alice throws,and more and more of course.

Advance tickets for The Twilight Saga: eclipse

Advance tickets for The Twilight Saga: eclipse

The twilgiht saga eclipse (japanese)
The twilgiht saga eclipse

hibiscus charm from Q-pot.

hibiscus charm

Summer, summer! Hibiscus charm from Q-pot Hawaii burger collection.
The charm is for Q-pot. hamburger, but I got it for my baby ghost.

hibiscus charm

I think ghost is for Halloween for US guys, in Japan, they bring us the real feeling of summer. Cheerful ghost pendant brings me smile!

Q-pot. – Hawaiian Golden Burger (japanese)

Aoume”the Japanese green plum” Japanese confectionery from Akebono

Aoume

Akebono is a famous Japanese-style confection store. These are Japanese sweets that are called Aoume”the Japanese green plum” from Akebono.

Aoume

Aoume is honeyed Japanese green plum and sweet bean paste filling by gyuuhi (a mochi-like dough that is tender and easier to mold than mochi). The little sour Japanese green plum and sweet bean paste create the right taste and texture of this great seasonal sweets.

GINZA AKEBONO HOMEPAGE(japanese)
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Mitarashi-matsuri

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Mitarashi-matsuri, a festival that is held every summer at Shimogamo-shrine in Kyoto.

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Only during the festival, people are allowed to step into the pond with deity water of the shrine. Soak feet in the beautiful and cool pond, light a candle, then have the water of the shrine.

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This is a festival for people to remove their sins and impurities and to wish for their health and longevity.

Shimogamo jinja
Shimogamo – jinja shrine (Welcome to Kyoto)

grilled Unagi eel day – the midsummer day of the Ox

grilled Unagi eel day - the midsummer day of the Ox

26th July was the grilled Unagi (eel) day in Japan. Me and my mom went to Unagi speciality shop, and enjoy sharing soft, good, and fortifying fish against muggy summer days!

grilled Unagi eel day - the midsummer day of the Ox

And we had sea bream chazuke. It’s also good for summer day. easy & tasty historical fast food… rice with sea bream sashimi that poured Japanese tea or dashi.

Unagi (Wikipedia)
Chazuke (Wikipedia)
Doyo Ushinohi

small watermelon

small watermelon

Watermelons came to my house! These are smaller than ordinary ones, still, they completely controlled my tiny fridge!

small watermelon

You can see how these small if compared with a spoon in front of a slice of that.

Watermelon (Wikipedia)

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