It’s my birthday today, so I’ve decided to write a very self-indulgent post featuring some of the things I love about Japan. I’ve picked 30 random topics off the top of my head, in no particular order – one for every candle on my virtual birthday cake. 😉
Osaka’s favourite octopus balls!
Big Buddha statues.
3. Studio Ghibli
My Neighbour Totoro, Spirited Away, Kiki’s Delivery Service…
Squishy, soft, sweet…
Beautiful cherry blossom and cherry blossom viewing parties.
Grilled eel on a bed of rice – a speciality of Nagoya.
The most relaxed bear in Japan.
9. Hello Kitty
The one and only Kitty-chan!
The art of paper folding.
Souvenirs – always designed so beautifully.
The symbol of Japan.
Green tea – a good flavour for cakes, biscuits, ice cream…
14. Harajuku girls
The unique fashions of Harajuku.
Squashed red beans never tasted better than when you spread them on toast.
Round and round the sushi goes…
19. Crazy Kit Kats
Name a flavour and it’s probably been done…
Singing until the early hours with all your friends.
Those slightly freaky little statues at temples and by the roadside.
Message boards at shrines and temples.
The place to hang out, chat, drink, eat, and drink some more…
Dancing rockers in Yoyogi Park.
The beating heart of Japan.
Capturing moments in 5-7-5.
Japanese festivals – worth experiencing!
Sickly sweet, utterly catchy, and a little bit mad.
There are so many more things I want to mention, and that’s without naming any places, people, specific festivals… There is just SO much to love about Japan! (*^_^)v
What do you love?