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Yes, I am in Japan again.
Have seen some shrine places

Ueno Koen

Have eaten some supersized gyoza (note nearly same size as normal sized beer bottle)

gyoza combo

Have gone to Ultra shopping mall

Skytree Mall

A place with a couple of department stores and then hundreds of shops dedicated to relics of Japanese culture (only photo of one but believe me, if a anime or manga exists for the character, they are represented in this mall).  Making this post I realize that there are Hello Kitty stores in the US but this is only about one quarter of this store.  I should have chosen a more rare example to photo but honestly, as I walked along the mall my brain clouded and I fled.

Hello Kitty

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Icon past

Maneki Neko

Icon present (which represents the evolution of Japanese integration of English -- from Tokyo Tower to Tokyo SkyTree)



The pilgrimage continues....
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From: snakesinspace Date: October 6th, 2015 02:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was surprised to find Hello Kitty shops in Saudi. You'd think it was haram (forbidden).

I am hoping to get into Japan at the end of this year. Going to float around Ibaraki, Sakaiminato, Kyoto, Koyasan, and Shikoku.
From: wrayb Date: October 7th, 2015 02:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

float around

You are so focused in seeing variety of places in Japan. I am so lazy, still going to the same places year after year.
From: snakesinspace Date: October 7th, 2015 03:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: float around

I want to get certain things out of the way so I can just focus on Shikoku, which I always go back to every trip.

The haikyo won't always be around so I have to get the ones I want to see checked off as soon as I can. And, of course, there are all the Buddhist pilgrimages and festivals I want to do/see once. Though I'd be happy to just stay in Tokushima-ken forever.

Edited at 2015-10-07 03:04 pm (UTC)
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