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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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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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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

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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! @_@
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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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