So i obviously didn't get to post anything while i was in Japan... oops?
I actually tried.
I uploaded the pictures in this post and then the internet at the hotel got a little wacky, and i had plans to go out, and it just never quite happened.
I guess i focused on seeing people and enjoying my trip rather than documenting it, and i feel ok about that.
I will write about my trip later.
Oh, i will write lots!
But right now i just need to start posting, so i'm not completely behind when i get my analog photos back on Wednesday.
So presented without much commentary; iPhone pictures from Flora Amalie's first solo trip to japan, which was, obviously and by the way, fucking magical.
Oh hello Ladurée that was very conveniently located right next to my gate in Paris....
Convenience store bento love
Rainy first day, but i couldn't just stay inside all day
I heart you, Shinjuku
I had way too much sugar and caffeine that day, but Boss is worth it
Onigiri, every day
One of the advantages of being alone here is being able to finally try out some of Tokyo's vegetarian restaurants, and i tried Meu Nota in Kōenji my first night here
The streets around my hotel are packed with cute little bars and izakayas
Not a bad view, and i love that i can hear the station too
The path between Asagaya and Kōenji is one of my favorites
And hello to these guys too... i almost missed them, they were so early this year
My tattoo home away from home
Proof that babies like me! Or at least Harvey does...
I haven't actually done any real shopping yet, but i did try on overalls... i am me, after all
Me and Sam, trying on the same clothes like a couple of dorks
Ladies night calls for huge cocktails!
More Shinjuku love
The darker side of Shibuya
Hanami in Saigoyama Park in Daikanyama
It was a little cold, but such a lovely day still
We actually sat under a tree with zero blossoms, but we had a nice view
Walking to dinner
Packed with people
One of the best sushi places i've ever been to... i even ate their natto maki!
The atmosphere and company was great too
Ready to walk and explore!
Sleepy dude waiting for the train
Lions on the streets of Tokyo!
One of the best Taiko no Tatsujin players i've ever seen!
At my favorite izakaya with Inkrat... they know exactly what i like!
This is the simplest, best thing ever
Best drinks ever with Hata in our town of Asagaya
Still doing Insanity every morning... some are harder than others!
Tea and Indian food with Kate in Harajuku
We went to Mocha in Shibuya, where i usually buy cute dresses, but Kate found this in a pile and i fell in love
And another one at the new Tower Records cafe (or new to me, anyway!)
I'm a sucker for anything Sakura flavored, but this was seriously the best ice cream ever
Another vegetarian restaurant, this is Brown Rice Café in Omotesando... this was so delicious i might try to go back and eat here, even though i have a million other places i wanna eat at too
Hanami in Ueno with the Deversons
We went to Asakusa after our picnic
And another one from the temple grounds
Walking to Tokyo Skytree even though we had zero intention of going up there
It really is quite... ugly, actually
It's like this was made for me and i can't even read it!
Nabe with Hata at a great almost-vegetarian restaurant in our hood... not pictured; homemade tofu, bamboo shoots, giant edamame and cheese tamagoyaki... so amazing
That time Achan bought me a fancy matcha rollcake from Kyoto and me and Hata ate the whole thing in one go...
That other time when i caught a cold and drank a bunch of weird shit to get rid of it
Pottery class with Ros, who rules... me, not so much, but it was still fun
A street i used to live on...
Probably the happiest cat in the world
And the sleepiest maybe
Nakano station at night