What to do in Japan before Doomsday
Hello again, dear guests and readers! Tabita here!
It was a lively Saturday evening at Wa. Today I got a table with people of a wide age range, so I kind of got a grasp of the marvels of Japan from many points of view. We talked so much about food, specially about Valentine’s chocolates. Most of men admitted they received obligation chocolate of some sort. Last week, I visited the Chocolate Fair at Hankyu department store in Umeda, just to get acquainted with the trends and see If I could go back home with something tasty in my bag, but everything was so expensive… and the thought that any of those 1,000 yen 3-bonbon boxes can be eaten in 3 seconds totally dissuaded me. Not to mention the impressive crowd of women. Honestly, I still believe they all were there buying stock for future secret binge eating sessions. In the end I went to another store and got this bag of cheap present candy (Hokkaido milk, filled with chocolate) with extremely corny messages in each wrapping. The candies were good. In a sweets shop close to Takatsuki-shi station I found them again, so I bought them. Valentine’s shopping in Japan, cleared. Strawberry seasonal items shopping, cleared. Now, I gotta go for all the cherry-blossom themed items. I’ve already spotted some interesting looking sweets, teas and even ice cream!
I checked out with the guests about good places to live or visit in Japan. I became interested in Miyazaki prefecture because the author Akiko Higashimura in her autobiographical manga named “Kakukaku Shikajika” depicts it as a cozy, tropical and quiet place, with lots of nice foods. Looks like the place to which I would like to escape from the everyday rudeness of city life. Since I like hot weather, guests have recommended me to go to Kagoshima prefecture as well. Ah, If I manage to get some good money I might go there during summer vacation. Many of the guests have leisure trips planned for the near future. The perks of being an adult. Meanwhile, I just focus on my checklist of things to do in Japan before doomsday comes. I rang the bell in a temple for New Year’s midnight, went for the shrine visit on New Year’s day, got caught between unexpectedly violent elderly people catching lucky beans for Setsubun… I’ve been recommended to enjoy Tenjin Matsuri in Takatsuki. I want to give it a try…
Our words for the day:
Doomsday: the end of the world, the apocalypse, an asteroid colliding with Earth and such things.
That’s it for today, see you next time!