When visiting Japan, how many of our foreign visitors enjoy the experience and learn?
Here is something unique and finally different!
I got to visit TeamLab Planets in Toyosu a few months ago and went again a couple of weeks ago. This makes me feel like Alice passing through the mirror and getting to wonderland. what a moment!!
It is a 20mn walk from Toyosu metro station and opposite Shin-Toyosu train stop. you need to book your ticket online, you cannot print it, it only comes as a QR code on your phone
Once there, you must get in with in 30mn of the time you booked, take off your shoes and belongings in the locker and off you go. the team provides you with a plastic pocket to hold your phone.
It takes about 90mn to enjoy it properly but you will get all sorts of senses, velvet, water, noise, smell, bubble, flowers, etc. fantastic!! I will go again.
I tried the evening visit and would not recommend it as it is full of noisy students. My 1st visit was a morning around 10h00 and that was perfect as not too crowded, we could experience the moment to full extent.
There is also TeamLab Borderless that I need to try!
so it will be Reiwa from May 1, 2019 onwards – the new era
and all of a sudden, everybody gets busy with consumerism, selling, printing and proposing anything Reiwa can do, including coca cola bottles!!
I reckon there will be a record breaking sale on calendars too this year
wa- was a known (although tough) kanji but Rei will need some practice
Here is one of the most famous and as well unknown products of Japan. Everyone would recognise Japan as the place for tea, the tea ceremony, the matcha, but no one really knows where it is from, how it is grown, the history behind it. I am very curious about it and really want to explore the Shizuoka area with a guide and understand the culture, as it is known as one of the top 3 areas in Japan for tea
in Japan, majority is set to 20 years old. Young people are strictly prohibited to drink until then for example, and so Coming of Age is a big day in many aspects. This is also the 1st time where young ladies receive their kimono.
Mothers spend months before preparing and purchasing accessories spending a fortune for the event.
Town Halls in all cities and wards prepare a ceremony where all attend, then, they spend time at the shrine. it is a beautiful day, young men in their best attires and sometimes traditional costumes, ladies in their new kimono all around the country.