#散歩道 #地震 #震度5 #爆睡 #余震
怖い😭#青空 #柴犬 #札幌市 #北海道 #日本 #Earthquake
We had big earthquake last night 😭
MIKOSHI or OMIKOSHI
神輿 or お神輿
Mikoshi or portable Shinto shrine is a type of vehicle to transport a deity in Japan 🇯🇵 while moving between a main shrine to a temporary shrine during a festival or when moving to a new shrine. The mikoshi may resemble a miniature building, with pillars, walls, a roof, a veranda and a railing. During a matsuri, people carry it on their shoulders. At some festivals, the people who bear the mikoshi wave it wildly from side to side to "amuse" the deity (kami) inside. People who have been there say the energy and happiness feels all around you, it sound so much fun! Tiring but fun!! 😄
MIKOSHI OR OMIKOSHI
Mikoshi o santuario portátil es un tipo de vehículo para transportar a una deidad en Japón 🇯🇵, mientras se quiere moverlo a un lugar temporal durante algún festival o cuando se mueve a un nuevo templo. El mikoshi se asemeja a una pequeña casa con paredes, pilares, techo, balcón, etc. Durante un matsuri la gente lo carga en sus hombros. En algunos festivales las personas que lo cargan suelen moverlo de lado a lado con fuerza para “entretener” a la deidad (kami) que está dentro. Gente que ha vivido esto, opina que la energía y la felicidad se contagia estando ahí, suena divertido!! Cansado pero divertido! 😄 #akibaworldmx #ilovejapan #japanesetradition #matsuri #mikoshi #japantravel
What to expect when walking Japan's old feudal highway between #Kyoto
and Edo (now #Tokyo
): the #NakasendoWay
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Scrivere qualcosa dello Shibuya è un pò come ripercorrere a ritroso un percorso che prende origine da una immutata passione per il mondo Nipponico. Dopo la mia permanenza in Giappone volevo creare un angolo che potesse riproporre alcune situazioni e atmosfere tipiche del quartiere Shibuya di Tokyo, noto per essere all'avanguardia delle nuove tendenze musicali e artistiche giapponesi. Niente tavoli e sedie ma comodi salotti con formula cuscinoni per fornire il massimo relax alla clientela shibuyana. Le luci soffuse, la musica chili e deep, i giusti drink sono le armi vincenti del locale. Lo Shibuya non è un " pub ". Non è un ristorante. Non è un disco bar. Ma semplicemente un vero e proprio Lounge con tutte le caratteristiche ad esso connesso. L'atmosfera dello Shibuya è unica. E completamente dissimile dal resto dei locali similari. Provare per credere!
#loungebar #ilovejapan #riminibynight #Rimini #seidiriminise #iloverimini #cosedanonperderearimini #postibellirimini #postibelli
The thing about trying new things, visiting different places, going on adventures, and stepping out of your comfort zone is it inspires you beyond what you know or can imagine at the time.
I wouldn't guess a few months or even weeks ago that I'd be excited to spend a chunk of my time recording a hyperlapse of the sunset over Shinjuku's skyline in Tokyo with Mount Fuji peaking through the back. But in that moment, the creativity flowed and I thought of how to capture the beauty I was witnessing in a way that I could really share my experience with others.
I spent even more time editing the footage and adding some music by learning to use new software (Adobe Premiere Pro). I had to edit out a couple of bursts of light from someone who thought taking flash photos in an all-glass observation deck was a good idea. 😂 But it was fun! And looking at my finished product makes me proud and gets me excited about what I might create next!
Working in the corporate world for a huge part of my adult life, I thought I was all analytical and didn't have much creativity left in me. But I was missing and craving it. I loved writing poems and drawing in my notebooks throughout my years at school. It was always a big part of me. To be able to reconnect with it has been a gift and I can't wait to see how it keeps on giving! ❤
One of the coolest places we visited in Japan was also our first. Dotonbori, with its bright lights and attractions is essentially the Times Square of Osaka.
Something about Osaka made it feel the most livable long-term. Maybe it was because we felt the most like locals there. It wasn't jam-packed with tourists like Kyoto or Tokyo. It could have also been the great local eats pretty much everywhere. It was definitely the least English-friendly, but that didn't bother us. It encouraged us to learn some Japanese at the start of our trip!
Whatever the reason, I hope to spend more time in Osaka one day and I highly recommend visiting the city to anyone planning a trip to Japan! 🗾
🎶 We're gonna ri-ri-ri-ri-rise 'til we fall.🎵
kev: how can there be so many people? why does it never end? where do they all come from? where do they all go? 😲
me: i'm not sure. but this is probably why we shouldn't have kids anytime soon. 😂😅
How do you say goodbye to a city as gorgeous as this? You don't. You say, "We'll see you again very soon." ✌️ These past few weeks + months flew by! After nearly 3 months in Japan, we're making the most of our last days here in Tokyo.🗼
We visited Fushimi Inari near the end of our stay in Kyoto to find the hiking path through the shrines was closed off for construction. 🚷 Once upon a time when we traveled within a tight few days, I'd be exhausted and frustrated. My bad mood would probably prevail and ruin the rest of my night. But this time, we made the best of a crappy situation.
Coming into this main gateway path, we were packed in like sardines among all the tourists. Once the sun set and others learned the shrines were closed, we were able to do the next best things: Take some bomb photos without being photo bombed 📸⛩️ and hike all over Kyoto!
We didn't want to let construction block us from getting in our hike so we ended up walking over 10 miles from the shrines to central Kyoto, getting to see many new parts of the city while enjoying a peaceful stroll along the Kamo River.
This Thanksgiving, I'm grateful for the growth and blessings I've experienced this past year. I'm grateful for not letting negativity win and remembering to enjoy each moment to make the best of it. And I'm incredibly grateful to be on this amazing journey with my love @kevsh1.
Wishing you all a wonderful + happy Thanksgiving! ❤
Among the Kimono Forest at Arashiyama Station in Kyoto, there's a beautiful fountain called the Pond of Dragon. 🐉 The Dragon it's named after serves as a deity, guarding the safety of everyone’s journey and making wishes come true.
There's also a sign that reads: "If you immerse your hands in the water, your heart will be filled with peace and you will be led to happiness." So we dipped our hands into the freezing pond and even threw in a coin and made a wish for good measure. 🤞
It felt pretty magical. Can you guess what we wished for? ❤️
Part of the reason we started our nomad life in Japan is to experience its culture, which has blown me away during my few months here.
Living in Osaka, Kyoto, and now Tokyo has been nothing short of a dream. These places are heavily populated and while you see it all around you, you don't feel it. There's a surprising sense of calm among all the chaos.
We're in Shinjuku now, which is incredibly busy. At rush hour, there are hundreds, if not thousands of people on every block. But they all line up to cross the street. They don't bump into others if they're walking too slowly in front of them. There's no shouting over honking cars, which makes it eerily quiet for such a bustling city.
There's also thoughtfulness and mutual respect among people. I've been in crowded trains at rush hour with no one pushing into me. Those on the train step off to make it easier for you to get out. Those waiting to get on move to the side to let others get off quicker. Basic decencies that every conductor asks for on the NYC subway are givens here. There are no reminders; everyone just does it.
Restaurants seem to consider how to make the customer most comfortable while having everything they need. Like pure privacy when slurping up ramen, baskets to put your belongings in, and water available at every seat. You're not even tipping for the high levels of service you receive.
The level of politeness and acceptance has also been surprising. It's not as diverse as NYC so I've definitely received more attention for being a foreigner / gaijin, especially in an interracial marriage. But the general feeling I get is less of judgment and more of curiosity. Either way, I haven't been treated with any less respect.
My experience is definitely not the same as everyone else's. But after just a couple of months, I have to admit, this place has really felt like home. It's going to be tough to leave Japan at the end of this month. But I know I'll be back one day, hopefully for an even longer stay! 🇯🇵