Tuesday, May 19, 2015

bubblegum

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Some final shots from the latest-blooming type of sakura in Tokyo. Aren't they amazing? So many balls of fluff-
so many good, delicate colours. This is also my new favourite dress, which of course means I'll probably hardly
ever wear it. But the weather and surroundings were too good to resist, a few saturdays ago on a bright sunny spring
morning with blue skies when the branches of so many trees were bending with the last batch of eye candy. These
bubble gum pink babies were in Shinjuku-gyoen, a great place for Sakura, and the park was filled with people picnicking
and enjoying the scenery. The trees are so big here that even though the park draws so many dense crowds, there are
always open spots to find for photos, and I love it. Couldn't ask for a better setting to debut this beautiful
chambray shapeless number- perfect for a breezy spring.


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embracing pink in all its girly glory<3

Love,
From Japan,
Kathryn

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Beijing pt 1

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We spent 4 days in Beijing a little bit ago- so here is the first installment of travel photos. It was such a beautiful city- So many rich colors and steeped in history. And all the food! I have to admit, I went into the trip with all my walls up and expectations low because of everything I had heard about Beijing from other people- I was kind of prepared for a filthy city with filthy air,and really rude people with no sense of personal space. While I did get grabbed by the arm and dragged into a photo a few times, which was jarring at first, it was nowhere near as bad as I was expecting, and I was really blown away by the city's different dynamics and neighborhoods and vibes. I thoroughly enjoyed exploring through the gorgeous historic districts in the city, and just taking in the different sights and sounds compared to Tokyo. Stay tuned for more images from the trip- we saw some spectacular things!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tulips in Chiba

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About an hour out of Tokyo, in Chiba, an area known for both farmland and industrial productivity, there are some well- known tulip fields accompanied by a windmill. You learn quickly not to deem anything 'random' or 'out of place in Japan.' There are just way too many instances. This area is called Sakura, and there is a 'Dutch Tulip Festival' every spring when the tulips bloom, so we decided to check it out one weekend. Sadly, a lot of the tulips were past their peak and either in the middle of falling apart or bare- but there were enough to feel like it was worth it. Going inside the windmill was also a fun experience. My favorite thing I ate was this Funayassi pastry (he's a mascot for Funabashi- an asian pear- man- thing). It was filled with nashi (asian pear) paste<3 We ended the day by visiting Ikea on the way home, filling up on pastries, and buying all the candles. Day well spent.


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