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25 December 2010 @ 07:50 pm
Japan Travelogue: Noritake Garden & Hana Yori Dango & LJ (25th of December)  

Hi, minna!

Haha, haven't double updated in a while. ^^ So, what happened today?

We got up at around 10am, which is actually not so bad. But then, getting ready takes a while. Even so, as we left about an hour later, it was still really cold and a nasty freezing wind kept blowing. For the first time in Japan I was REALLY happy to have my warm winter jacket with me, but even with it I was still cold out in the wind. Even so we made our way to Nagoya station to finally get a local map and decide what we wanted to do today.

Spiral Tower on the way to the station

It was nice that we could make a rather large part of our way underground, so the wind wasn't so bad there. ^^ We had brunch, checking our map and making plans. It was so cold that I decided I did not want to go out more than I absolutely had to. Actually, I was even considering to go back to the hotel to adjust my dressing according to the weather. But then we saw that the Noritake Garden was really close by and so we decided to go there. It's a larger area, with a park and all, but one of the main attractions is the ceramic crafting factory, where visitors can walk inside the crafting area and watch and learn how porcelain is made. There's a nice walk around the area, where you can watch people working and also watch little films that explain the course of the process. A big attraction is the workshop on the 2nd floor, where you can paint your own cup, or plate and then take it home with you. A very nice idea, but for B.A. and me it would be difficult to transport such an item, so we left this out. (Even though you can also have your pieces shipped home, but that costs a fortune. XD ) Floors 3 and 4 host a very nice museum where you can watch some particularly valuable pieces.

Noritake Garden park

Ceramic crafting factory

Museum of Modern Art

Once we got back out, I decided that if I wanted to stay out when it grew dark, I had to dress properly, after all. So we made our way back to the hotel. That went pretty fast. After Tokyo, it seems that you can move around here in the blink of an eye. ^^ Well, as we got back I felt SO tired, I decided to stay in for the rest of the day. Moving had been exhausting, it was really cold out and that had exhausted me too and I didn't want to wear myself out. So I took the rest of the day off. I switched on the TV again and found an episode of "Hana Yori Dango" running. B.A. went out to stroll around a bit. He got back a few minutes ago. He said it's pretty cold out now. Well, at least I know it now and can dress properly right from the start tomorrow. I think it'll be easier to walk in the cold then. I went down into hte lobby and rented a notebook, so I could write in our room, where it's warm (well, at least it was until B.A. came back ^^" ) and I don't block the computer in case someone else wants to use it.

So, not too many things happened today. But I thought it would be better to rest instead of pushing myself too much. Now I'm really curious about what we'll do tomorrow. Well, Nagoya Castle is, of course, number one on our list. I'll write everything about it.

For today I think I'm done. I'll update again tomorrow.

Hug to everybody! >^_^<

PS: B.A. SO BADLY wanted me to link this with "Butterfly in the porcelain shop", but I refused, since most of the people reading this cannot make the connection and I also wonder whether the idiom really works in English? But then, maybe I should have, after all. After all these hardships, maybe I should spoil him a bit? ^^ So, since I've already made the cut, I thought I'd at least put it here. ^^  Oh, now he's happy. ^^  (He looks almost as cute as Tsuyo when smiling and almost as cute as Koichi when pouting. XDDDD )

Current Mood: hungryhungry
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Hikaruyoru_no_hikaru on December 25th, 2010 11:02 am (UTC)

B.A. just totally freaked out over your comment. XD
He doesn't understand the pleasures of being totally random. ^^"
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Hikaruyoru_no_hikaru on December 25th, 2010 11:06 am (UTC)
Mah, he thinks it's odd to chat like this. Totally don't see his problem. >_>
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Hikaruyoru_no_hikaru on December 25th, 2010 11:10 am (UTC)
LOOOOOOL!!!! B.A. as "ossan". XDDDDDDD
Haha, brilliant. Well, he can't rival Koichi, of course. Although his hair is equally thin. XDDDD Wah, I should not write that. ^^"
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Hikaruyoru_no_hikaru on December 25th, 2010 11:19 am (UTC)
Haha, oh well, that's good for him. XDDDDD
єℓℓι: KinKi flying Kouchanmonstakarotte on December 25th, 2010 04:39 pm (UTC)
sorry, I just hat to lol like mad at "the art of being random"
*have to remember this forever* XD
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єℓℓιmonstakarotte on December 25th, 2010 04:49 pm (UTC)
ルナーたん luna_truths on December 25th, 2010 04:46 pm (UTC)
HI!!! =3

Merry christmas to you! And to B.A~! Glad to hear you two are still enjoying yourselves and the weather has gotten really nasty here as well. We have I think about.. 5 inches of snow? I took my dog out to play in it earlier and she sank and I could barely see her. Next time I should take a picture. ^^"

Anyway trying not to leave a seriously long comment to you because I have to start cooking food for christmas dinner.. -_- I hate cooking... :3 Your little travelogues are the first thing I read when I wake up in the mmorning. Brightens my day a bit hearing how wonderful you two are doing and how much fun your having. ^^

Bah.. I haven't really said anything remotely related to your trip have I? Sorry my mind is floating around elsewhere right now. I'll do better next time!

Hope you and B.A have a good day today as well.. or is it night? I don't really know. ^^ HAVE A GOOD DAY/NIGHT! <3
Hikaru: KinKi sweet smileyoru_no_hikaru on December 26th, 2010 02:42 am (UTC)
Oh, thanks a lot for your comment! Never mind the content. It was cute, though. ^^

I hope cooking went well. I really like to cook, but cooking for many people on a special occasion can be very tiring. ^^"

Wah, I should really get going now, but somehow I don't want to go out into the cold. :P But I'll walk a bit around our area now.

ルナーたん : HoldingHandsGay?luna_truths on December 26th, 2010 03:01 am (UTC)
Ahaha.. My comment was cute? *__* I reread what i wrote to you and.. I saw no cuteness just lots of.. random things? x)

Cooking went well. ^^ I had to make food for about.. 8 people plus 3 babies.. Now I feel like sleeping..

I played in the snow again just a bit ago! Make sure you bundle up so you don't get sick~! Have fun walking around and you and B.A enjoy your night~! ...It is night right? xD

Hikaru: Gotcha!yoru_no_hikaru on December 26th, 2010 12:44 pm (UTC)
OMG, your icon almost killed me! LOLOLOLOL! XDDDDDDDDD (totally true, isn't it? :P )

Oh, I'm glad to hear that everything worked out. Cooking on holidays is so much stress. And you had quite a few people to feed too. @_@

We have no snow around here, forunately. But I wonder how the weather will be in Kyoto. ^^ If it remains this cold, I'll stay inside and wait for the 31st silently. ^^" Mah, not really, but I'll definitely take it slow.

It's night right now. I think... when you're up it must be... oh, I don't know. And I'm too lazy to check right now. ^^"

Mah, B.A. is still out and I wonder where he keeps strolling about. It's almost 10pm and I'd like to have him back - not to mention that dinner would be much appriciate, I'm starving!!!!! *sighs* Oh well, he's just like that. Have to bear with it. ^^

Oh, did I say that I love your icon? XD
ルナーたん : HoldingHandsGay?luna_truths on December 26th, 2010 04:38 pm (UTC)
My... Icon? OH!! Haha. Its great isn't it. xD I laughed so hard when I first saw it. (Yes. It is totally true. Though if I had my way I would have at least one of those idols by now. >.<)

Yes. It worked out. Though I was really sleepy. 3 year olds get angry when their hungry.... It was scary. ;-;

Ah? No snow? Lucky. I don't like the snow. It is WAY to cold for me. Aw! Maybe it will warm up just a bit so you and B.A can stroll around some more.

x) I dunno. I read your entries when I wake up so.. I think when I'm waking up your going to bed? Or getting ready to go to bed? I'm not entirely sure. xDDD

Eh? That late and he's still walking around? Well... who knows. LOL. He'll come back soon! Though I'm sure when you read this he's already back and you've gotten your dinner. ^^

Yes. You mentioned that you love it. xDDD
єℓℓι: KinKi face to facemonstakarotte on December 26th, 2010 04:31 pm (UTC)
sorry, I just wanted to tell you how awesome your icon is:

sry, this was random ^^'
ルナーたん : WhereYamapiluna_truths on December 26th, 2010 04:38 pm (UTC)
Ahaha. Thank you. =3 IT is awesome.

єℓℓι: Maru gifmonstakarotte on December 26th, 2010 04:48 pm (UTC)
well the icon is so true! ^^
ok, then a big yay for the randomness ^^
ルナーたん : UedaFlashyGifluna_truths on December 26th, 2010 04:57 pm (UTC)
Yes. It really is. xD

I love random people and random comments.. *_______*
єℓℓι: KinKi countdown 0304monstakarotte on December 25th, 2010 04:54 pm (UTC)
hoi :)

wies aussieht gehts euch gut und ihr scheint auch noch immer spaß an eurer reise zu haben (ich hab nichts anderes erwartet ^^)

lg an Mr. Random XP
Hikaru: KinKi back to back lilacyoru_no_hikaru on December 26th, 2010 02:40 am (UTC)
Ja, uns gehts gut. B.A. macht heute einen Ausflug in die Berge zu einer alten Poststrasse. Bin gespannt, was er erzaeht, wenn er zurueck kommt. Ich bleib lieber in der Stadt und geh mich hier etwas umschauen. Hab schon ein Shopping Center ausgemacht und mach mich gleich uaf die Suche nach dem neuesten Myojo. ^^

єℓℓι: KinKi flying Kouchanmonstakarotte on December 26th, 2010 02:49 am (UTC)
shopping! das is immer gut ^^ ich unterstütze shopping-sucht voll un ganz XD

cool, er ist also auf erkundungstour, klingt spannend :)
Hikaru: Koichi cup roséyoru_no_hikaru on December 26th, 2010 12:52 pm (UTC)
Ja, er mag solches Zeug halt. Ist nicht so mein Fall. Irgendwo in der Einoede verlassene Haeuser anschauen. Ah, fuer ihn wars sicher schoen. ^^

Ich wuerd mir nur wuenschen, dass er bald amal auftaucht. Hab hunger! @_@
єℓℓι: Ko-chan roter vorhangmonstakarotte on December 26th, 2010 01:34 pm (UTC)
ich mag sowas eigentlich auch, zumindest wenn ich genug zeit dafür hab, herumhetzen is auch nicht so meines...
ich muss auf jeden fall beim nächsten mal mehr kultur unterbringen ^^
Hikaru: zombie-fleasyoru_no_hikaru on December 26th, 2010 03:24 pm (UTC)
*senpai-modus anwirft* Wann hast du denn diesen Kommentar geschrieben?! O_O Da muss es schon gegen 4 Uhr morgens gewesen sein! Mindestens! Also, nicht nur mehr Kultur, auch mehr Schlaf. Seit ich mit B.A. unterwegs bin, hab ich gelernt, wie gut es dem Koerper tut angemessen zu schlafen. Also, husch husch, ins Bett. (Ah, jetzt ist es ja schon wieder Nachmittag, oder so. ^^" Naja, fuers naechste Mal dann. ^^)
єℓℓι: Ko-chan Huh? Tsuchan?monstakarotte on December 26th, 2010 04:33 pm (UTC)
DU hast kein recht auf senpai-modus! XP
du master des lang wachbleibens ^^

ka wie spät es war... aber lauter wichtige sachen sind mir dazwischengekommen, schlafen war irgendwie zweitrangig ^^

also geh du auch brav schlafen :)
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Hikaruyoru_no_hikaru on December 26th, 2010 02:38 am (UTC)

Oh, danke!!!!! <333333

Ah, uns gehts gut, B.A. ist heute in die Berge gefahren. Den Trip hab ich ausgelassen. Es ist hier in der Stadt kalt genug und auch wenn B.A. die alten Postwege faszinierend findet, sind alte, verlassene Gebaeude schon immer etwas gewesen, das mich weniger fasziniert hat.

Hab mir grad die Haare fertig gewaschen und werd jetzt aufbrechen und mir ein paar lokale Attraktionen anschauen.

Aber jetzt bin ich eigentlich schon super gespannt auf morgen. Da gehts ja weiter nach Kyoto. Kansai area. XD

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Hikaru: Takahashiyoru_no_hikaru on December 26th, 2010 12:49 pm (UTC)

Ja, hab alles bekommen. Ich suche auch nach allem, was ich finden kann, aber es ist total schwierig. Es scheint, dass im Moment alle ihre Weihnachtseinkaeufe machen. Das einzige, was es immer und ueberall gibt sind Fotos. Hunderte, tausende, millionen Fotos. Hab auch schon eins von Ryo fuer dich mitgenommen. ^^ Alles Andere ist echt schwer zu kriegen. Ich versuch mein Glueck noch einmal ,wenn wir dann wieder in Tokyo sind. Dann ist Weihnachten vorbei, vielleicht gibts dann mehr. Und manche Leute tauschen ihr Zeug um. XD

Ich hab heute eine Tempel & Schrein Tour gemacht. B.A. findet das ja nicht so spannend. Weil sie halt "alle gleich ausschauen". ^^ Naja, ich fands super. :D Neure Bericht folgt. ^^
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Hikaru: Macchinyoru_no_hikaru on December 27th, 2010 10:58 am (UTC)
Ah, Magazine? Any preferences? I can get like everything here. Anyone in particular you want to see in them? ^^ Just tell me.

Haha, B.A. had fun, but he missed a later bus and then had to wait in the cold for about an hour. Some girls from Taiwan felt so sorry for him, they offered him hot coffee. XD But he said it was beautiful. ^^
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Hikaru: Akiyoru_no_hikaru on December 27th, 2010 12:15 pm (UTC)
LOL! Dann muss ich alle Magazine, die ich gekauft hab noch einmal mitnehmen. XD B.A. wird ausflippen. Oh, aber die Mags sind schon cool! ^^

Ich werd schauen ,was ich finde. Aeltere Magazine finden sich sicher in Book offs und kosten nicht viel. ^^

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Hikaru: Pan-kunyoru_no_hikaru on December 27th, 2010 12:26 pm (UTC)
LOL! Eine Tonne koennte ich gar nicht transportieren. Oder besser B.A., der immer meinen Koffer ueber alle Treppen schleppen muss, der Arme! ^^" Werd mich umaschauen. Im prinzip sind eh immer alle in jedem Magazin. Hab mir Popolo, Myojo, duet und Potato gekauft. Es sind alle drin.

Haha, witzig, dass wir zur gleichen Zeit auf sind. Aber bei euch ist wahrscheinlich grad mittag durch? Wenn mich nicht alles taeuscht. So, jetzt werd ich aber wirklich mal abhuschen. Sitz schon ziemlich lang hier.
yoko_maru on December 27th, 2010 12:01 pm (UTC)

Jetzt click ich mich auch noch ein. :D Also bei mir gilt des Gleiche, gel, wenn eine CD mehr als 10€ kostet, dann kann ichs auch hier kaufen...(ich hoff, des war bei den ersten jetzt nicht der Fall. *gg*)

Zur Wiederholung nochmal meine Liste
Die Alben, wenn du was findest. :D

Und von Kanjani 8uppers die regular, Puzzle die regular und Wonderful world die Single. :DDD

Hikaru: Takahashiyoru_no_hikaru on December 27th, 2010 12:17 pm (UTC)
Ah, nein, nein. Ist schon klar, dass Cds zum Originalpreis witzlos sind. Deshalb war meine Ausbeute bisher ja so gering. In den ganzen 2nd Hand Laeden sind immer nur die Lables mit Kanjani,News, SMAP, etc, aber die racks sind leer. -_-

*seufz* Naja, ich such weiter. ^^
yoko_maru on December 27th, 2010 12:18 pm (UTC)
Alles klar. *gg*

Hoffentlich wirst du noch fündig. :DDD ^^

genieß den Abend,

Hikaru: Tsuyoshi ken-chan chuuyoru_no_hikaru on December 27th, 2010 12:27 pm (UTC)
Danke, ich tu was ich kann. hab in Kyoto leider noch keinen entsprechendedn Shop gefunden. :(

Aber am 31. sind wir dann jac noch einmal in Tokyo. Da wird dann noch einmal eingekauft.

*hughug* ^^