Monday, April 23, 2012

Japan - Days 4 - 8

Before I get to Japan overload (I am nearly done - one more post to go) I want to talk about a few exciting things first:

1. ShyScout was given an editor's choice fashion award from Be In Style! An incredible style blog that you should all check out. I am so honored. I would like to thank them again for their kind words and support :]



2. This weekend I also worked on finishing up a friend of mines blog. I am really excited because this was my first blog design for someone other than myself. I really love how it turned out and can't wait to share it with you as soon as it goes live. It really made me want to redesign ShyScout's layout...so be on the look out for changes next month!

Sorry for the photo explosion - thankfully there isn't much to read. If you scroll down fast it is like watching a movie of the trip, haha.

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Friday - Tokyo station, Hibiya Koen, Ginza, clubbing in Roppongi

Shopping along Ginza
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For some reason I am missing my pictures of the Godzilla statue...bummer. I also didn't take my camera out clubbing later that night. Clubbing in Roppongi was wild and I will leave it at that, haha. One of the clubs had holographic wallpaper.

Saturday- stayed in and made home made sushi with the room mates

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It wasn't traditional sushi, but it sure was tasty. The last photo is of us preparing the miso soup.

Sunday - Manadrake in Nakano, Yoyogi festivals, hippies, Junie Moon, sushi, Don Qxiote

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This fun festival was happening in and outside Yoyogi park by Harajuku.

My friend Mike and I were interviewed by the Japan Times.
Check out the article HERE


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Monday - Odaiba & Shibuya

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Jk. I was in New York the entire time...
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People in Japan spend more on dog outfits than I would on a shirt!

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Another plus - they pamper their pooches at pet stores...not like the awful stores here.

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Shibuya crossing

One more photo overload post coming soon. Then my blog will really be back on track. This weekend I spent a lot of time coming up with new ideas for ShyScout. I can't wait.

Have a beautiful day!

29 comments:

  1. Congrats on the award, you deserve it. Those pastries look so good, drool drool. I adore miso soup and there are so many cute doggies in this post. Gah at that last picture, the city looks beautiful. You got interviewed for the paper too? That is fabulous.


    <3Honeysuckelle

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    1. Thank you so much! It was such a sweet surprise. Haha, the puppies may be my favorite part of this post :] Some guy found my friend and I randomly while we were eating lunch and decided to interview us. Small world.

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  2. i am SO JEALOUS! i want to be you! AHAHAHAH! those puppy stores with all those clothing! i need that kind of stuff for my dog. japan has the most AMAZING dog stuff. i can't find anything equally ridiculous here. i bought my car because of a japanese photographer that i found because he has a corgi he dresses up and drives around in a fiat. yeah.....i wanna be him.

    and you got to learn to make sushi! so cool! i really, really want to visit japan. i have a million questions i want to ask you but won't because i will seem insane, but i love seeing all these photos. thanks for sharing!

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    1. Haha. I wish I could have afforded that stuff for my dog. They had tuxedos! Ha, that is so awesome :] I think that is a great reason to buy a car.

      It was so fun and so easy to make surprisingly! It is all about using the better seaweed though. If you have any questions I don't mind answering them. I love Japan!

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  3. Congrats on the award!! Your trip looks awesome! It was cool to see different pics of Japan, made me want to go even more now!

    P.S I did stroll down fast and enjoyed the movie ;)

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    1. Thank you so much :] And the trip was so fun. I highly suggest visiting if you ever get the chance.

      :]

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  4. Congrats on the award, Allison!
    The pictures are all fantastic; I especially like the candid ones of you and the girl laughing and you making sushi. :) It really was like watching a movie. haha
    Going to read your interview now (how exciting!), I've got the link opened in another tab....

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    1. You sound so proper and intellectual! haha And I liked your friend Mike's response - it made me LOL.

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    2. Thank you so much!

      :] Mai is so sweet. I wish she didn't live all the way on the other side of the planet. She also was the one to teach me how to make sushi. Yeah...photo overload, whoops.

      Hahaha. Ok - he definitely added in the ultramodernism to my part. My friends response made me LOL while he was saying it. The interviewer asked us what our favorite thing about Japanese people was and that was the first thing he blurted out...and he has lived there for 7 months.

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  5. I am totally squealing over those puppies and my mouth completely filled with saliva at the sight of those giant macarons.

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    1. Haha. Seeing the photos of the puppies made me excited all over again - they were adorable and looked so comfy in their fluffy pink beds. The macaroons look great but I bought one and wasn't impressed...it was a small one though and came in a plastic wrapper. I am sure the large fresh ones were delish :]

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  6. Congrats on the award!! Okay I got a lil tripped up on the statue of liberty pic! hehe. Aww the doggies & the bubbles and sushi!!! Alright Shy Scout, you've convinced me, I have to go to Japan one day. It was on my bucket list, but now it's on my must list! =)

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    1. Thank you so much!

      Haha. It was so strange seeing the statue of liberty. It was about 1/4 the size. YAY!! you will not regret it - promise!

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  7. Ahhh I'm still so jealous of your trip! These photos look awesome! The puppies are adorable! Lucky dogs...
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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    1. The puppies looked like they were in heaven napping in their fluffy beds.

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  8. The puppies and the little kids with the bubbles are both so stinking adorable.

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  9. Love love love your pictures! Kids wih bubles, puppies sleeping, strawberry snacks, suchi rolling... Perfection!

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  10. Congrats on the award! I love all these Japanese pictures though. That's cool that you made your own sushi! And those puppies are so cute. Yeah, pet stores are way different here.

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    1. Thank you so much :] I thought sushi would be so much harder to make but it is super simple!

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  11. congrats on the award and the blog design! and what great pictures. the kids with the bubbles is my fave, although any cute sleeping puppy will win me over, as well!

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    1. Thank you so much. The kids with the bubbles were so darn cute. They all swarmed to the bubble man. :]

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  12. Great photos! Looks like a fun trip!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  13. Homemade sushi, yum! All these pictures are so great, so cool.

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  14. mmm my weakness for doggies. omi so cute and the sushi looks so yummay argh. i can see why this was your favorite trip,

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