1. Otori that reads ‘Itsukushima Shrine’

     
  2. Money in the sand.

     
  3. Money at the base of the Otori in Miyajima.

     
  4. On the ferry to Miyajima in Hiroshima Pref., the site of the epic battle between the Sue and Mori Clans of the Sengoku Era!
    Don’t mind me, coming off a Sengoku Musou (Samurai Warriors) high…

     
  5. Saw this awesome instructable the other day (week) for a galaxy mobile (click to view) and finally found some items here in Japan I could make it with. It ended up not being a mobile, but still pretty cool.

    The fluff and lights are from the 100 yen shop. The bond I used to stick the lights to the fiber optic filaments was also from the 100 yen shop. The spray glue and markets are from a normal store.

    It’s a little wonky, but now I know what I need to do next time. It’ll be better! :>

     

  6. Wizarding World of Harry Potter @ USJ

    OHHHHKAY. So if you want to get into Wizarding World of Harry Potter at USJ, you need an entry ticket (separate from the park ticket) which is free if you pick it up the day of when you go to the park.

    HOWEVER.

    If you want to get one in advance, you have to use some outside company’s service (JTB travel agency, special tickets on the JR train) or BUY the express ride pass book, in order to get the supposedly free entry ticket. There is currently no way to get the Wizarding World of Harry Potter entry tickets in adv. online because you need proof of a park entry ticket when you get the HP ticket. (Aww nice, all the businesses win though!)

    Is this how it works in Florida?

    ಠ_ಠ

    You must also designate the time and the area you want to be in. I dunno if this is related to the rides? Or the areas? Or doing events in certain areas… But tickets like that (they did the same thing for their RE event) are usually all gone right after the park opens. I’ll be going, probably after school vacations finish, so I’ll be interested in (read: frustrated by) how this plays out…

    SO. TL;DR If you wanna check out Harry Potter in USJ, you might want to buy get your tickets in advance or you might not be getting in. (ESPECIALLY in the summer. And during Halloween events. AND during Christmas events. Once we hit Jan/Feb tho, empty!)

     
  7. Last beach before heading home! 蒲井浜海水浴場 in #京都府 (*´ω`*) (at 久美浜町 蒲井 海水浴場)

    Tagged #京都府
     
  8. さすがセットA(* ̄∇ ̄*) deliciousness all around. #foodinjapan #food #japanesefood #japan #sashimi #Kyoto #とり松 (at とり松)

     
  9. 京丹後の平海水浴場! I didn’t know #Kyoto had such lovely beaches!
    #japan #summer #海の日#2014

     
  10. 着いたよー(* ̄∇ ̄*)京丹後のビーチに!#beach #japan #kansai #kyoto

     

  11. So.

    I went to this Kansai Collection mixer earlier this week with a friend. We were actually there to meet another acquaintance of hers about modelling at his event (not KC), but.. I guess free drinks? (I think he mentioned that the chair for KC was one of his clients at his day gig).

    ANYWAY. Long story short. I don’t know why the hell I said I would go since we are ANCIENT by Japanese entertainment standards and being the only black chicks, two no less, that most of them had probably ever seen up close ever, it was just.. awkward. But… free drinks, I guess?

    Most of the people there didn’t drink. Because that would have been illegal.

    Also, I saw my first rachet Japanese man. HE WAS SO RACHET. Crocs, exposed beer belly and all.

     
  12. Christmas in July!

    Pre-ordered these bad boys back in ..March maybe? All of the outer scouts plus Moon and Chibi. They turned out better than expected, but I also feel like handling them too much might cause them.. to fall apart. For now, they’ll stay in the boxes because the dust here in Japan is crazy horrible. Good thing the boxes are cute!!

    …I might break one out for use tho. At class or something. >_>

    The Inner Scouts are going to be sent in December!! So close to my first complete set of anything ever. EVER. Definitely using Mercury’s Stick for my cosplayAWWYISSS.

     
  13. More gacha toys! This time from the Sailor Moon boom. Levi wishes he had one. So does The Joker~~

     
  14. Hoping to finish #Sokka tonight. … probably not. #lok #legendofkorra #animation #nickelodeon #gaang #teamavatar #thelastairbender #fanart

     
  15. #Miyajimabeer from my daytrip to #Miyajima #Hiroshima
    It was… interesting lol
    #beer #japan #souvenir #宮島 #広島 #お土産