Friday, May 25, 2018

Mount Fuji

Happy Friday everyone. This weekend ahead looks like a mix of some very hot and then some cool temperatures, as well  the possibility of some rain too, which is too bad as it is a long holiday weekend. I have my nephew's wedding tomorrow evening, which should be fun. Rain or shine, it is indoors so I don't think it will matter too much what the weather is doing.  We need to travel for the wedding so the bonus is that I get  a night away too.

I have another page in my Japan travel journal to show you today. It's our view of Mt.Fuji that I reproduced with a bit of artistic license.
The border I put around it is because we saw it from the bullet train window. I also created some abstract buildings and trees which were also in the view.
I think I might have showed you this view before, but in case I didn't, here's the view we saw.
I am linking up to Try It On Tuesday and their latest challenge which is Destinations.
And while I'm at it, how about a couple more Japan photos.
 Today, it's just some random shots.
 It must be a big tourist thing to rent kimonos and walk around the city in them. We saw a lot of people doing this.
 I love the mask. I kind of wish I had bought myself one to hang in my studio.
And here are some mangoes-Nango mangoes. Nango is the town where they are grown. These are grown in greenhouses where people are not allowed in until the mangoes are ready to be picked. The  growers  have to put bees into these greenhouses to do the pollination

 Once picked they hand  package them and ship them around Japan and charge a fortune for them. The ones we saw (even at the Tokyo airport) sold between $25-$30 US dollars. I guess they are famous in Japan. (I didn't taste one-a little out of my price range.)
 Love the playground squirrel. And the Buddha in a cemetery.

And here's the whole girl manga section in a bookstore.
And I love these cute panda cakes in a bakery near the Tokyo zoo.
Thanks everyone for visiting and
Happy almost weekend!


Meggymay said...

Thank you for sharing your fabulous Destination pages of Mount Fuji with us at TioT's Erika. The view from the train window must have been amazing to see.
I would have passed on those mangoes as well, if they cost that much in their country of origin, it doesn't bare thinking about what they would be charging after shipping abroad.
The photos of the playground and the others you shared looked great.
Have a good weekend and enjoy the Wedding.
Yvonne xx

Let's Art Journal said...

I'm loving your pages, you have captured the majestic Mt. Fuji perfectly and I love how you framed it with the window to remind you of the bullet train ๐Ÿ˜. Your selection of photos today are wonderful too, it must have been so cool to see the ladies in their colourful kimonos and look round the shops, and the panda cake looks so cute, I may have had to buy one of those ๐Ÿ˜‰. Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! Happy Friday and enjoy your long weekend and the wedding! J ๐Ÿ˜Š x

CJ Kennedy said...

Loved your page and how you captured Mt. Fuji from the train. I like the color prints of the kimonos. $25 for one piece of fruit? Those mangoes should be packaged in gold leaf for that price. The Eldest would love that bookstore as she is an Otaku, a lover of Anime.The panda cakes are so kwai (cute). Enjoy the gorgeous weather today and tomorrow. Have fun at the wedding . Hope you take us along on a future T Day!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Mt. Fuji is awesome. Your drawing is great and it made a GREAT destination page, too. Most impressive art.

No mangoes for me. I can buy them at my local grocery store or the Oriental Market. Those kimonos are a hoot to see if those are typical tourists. I also liked the mask. I bet you could make one. Darling panda cakes, but they wouldn't make it home (grin).

Enjoy your nephew's wedding and have a great Memorial weekend, dear.

froebelsternchen said...

This is such a beautiful spread! I love it ! Thank you for sharing the Mount Fuji pages with Try It On Tuesday dear Erika! Amazing photos - adorable!
I wish you a very happy weekend and fun at the wedding for you - enjoy!

Rosie said...

A wonderful page and beautiful photos

Thank you for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY

Jeanie said...

I love your interp of Mt. Fuji. Very nice! And loads of fascinating photos from Japan. I remember melons being very expensive. Didn't know about the mangoes!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Caty said...

What a so wonderful page Erika !! Love your Mount Fuji, with your own license, of course, it´s fabulous!!
The photos you share are gorgeous, thank you very much for sharing them. I like very much these kimonos, and the mangos. Too much expensive!
I wish you a very nice afternoon, big hugs, Caty

Valerie-Jael said...

Fabulous journal page, love the bullet window. Great photos of Japan. There's a huge Japan festival taking place in Duesseldorf over the weekend. Enjoy your trip, hugs, Valerie

Astrid Maclean said...

Love your fabulous page, it’s such an iconic image! Great photos too, like always! Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the wedding!

Dortesjs said...

long time since I have visited your blog and what a lot you have done, super collages and great photos to love the cake lol lol

Gibby Frogett said...

Mt Fuji was great and so were were all your photos.
I would have loved to have had a look around that Manga section in the bookstore - I like that style and love all the Studio Ghibli films - did you see any of those while you were there?
Hope the wedding goes well tonight.
Gill xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love how your journal page shows your view from inside the bullet train! You got to see such amazing sights! Can those mangoes really taste that much better? Only to rich people I suspect! Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

Divers and Sundry said...

I've seen photos of Mt. Fuji, of course, but it's not the same as seeing photos taken by someone I kinda know :) So exciting! That wearing kimonos is a tourist thing is something I'd never heard of. Those mangoes are steep! I'd have skipped them, too, especially in favor of one of those cool masks :) The Buddha is a peaceful sight. I never got into manga, though I enjoy anime.

I am so glad you're sharing these photos. I'm getting a taste of Japan :)