Hi everyone. The weekend has arrived and I am ready for it. :) It wasn't that this week was so long but with my body adjusting back to my home time, I spent a lot of my week in a daze. Glad I seem to be past that now and I am ready to get back to doing some things around the house.
Today I have a few Japan photos to share with you in this post.
On a rainy evening in Kyoto we went to a covered shopping area. This area of Kyoto has been a shopping area for a very long time, even before it was this modernized covered area. It was huge, and even though this photo makes it look like one long street, it was really several interconnected areas.
And we spent a few hours one afternoon in Tokyo along this shopping area that was similar in many ways to the one in Kyoto. (Except for those cool lanterns of course!)
The shopping area included lots of stores and restaurants, many of them typical tourist style shops but some of them quite interesting.
Like a bamboo seller.
And a coffee roaster which may not be exciting but I thought the paper signs were not only cool but beautiful.
Or perhaps you prefer these sweet bean paste filled treats.
And if cookies are not your thing, these fried fish shaped pastries filled with sweet bean paste or sweet potato paste are quite yummy also.
And there are not so sweet food stalls too.
Including this noodle shop.
And the Japanese love their umbrellas. So if you carry a plain black one you might want to buy one of these artistic ones.
I liked the guy on this sign.
And this lady was handing out advertisements for an owl cafe. We didn't go but she and her owl made a great photo.
And I found this crazy man with his tuna placard in front of a restaurant interesting.
Or pickled daikon.
I can't say I spent a lot of money on these short little shopping walks, except for lunch or dinner, and of course a snack. The bean paste filled pastry fish were sure yummy!
Hope you enjoyed today's mini Japan journey. More to come some other time.
Enjoy your Saturday.