18/02/2009

Time travel II





For my 30th birthday in 2005 the hubby gave me a trip to Japan. Imagine my surprise! We had both wanted to go there for the longest time and when we were there we really got sensory overload; there was so much to take in. These pictures are from Kyoto, Tokyo and Himeji. I want to go back so badly. I'll show you some more from our trip tomorrow.

Oh and just to give you a flavour: Sushi Conveyor - probably the best video take home from a trip away - ever!

Update: here's another lovely one - thanks for the tip melanie & q!

23 comments:

  1. Oh what a coincidence - we are going to Japan for my 30th this year! :) I have not been there for 5 years and my boyfriend has never been so I can't wait. Your pictures are very evocative.

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  2. Ojoj, Tokyo är en drömresa, även om jag får ont i magen vid tanken på det också. Stoooort o myyycket. Egentligen inget för mej. Men jag vill. Å det är fint o drömma om. O titta på dina bilder går ju verkligen för sej, tack! Visa mera! :)

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  3. Jag vill också! Vi var i Kina när jag fyllde 30, men det fick jag minsann betala själv.

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  4. Do they have a copy of the Eiffel tower in Japan??

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  5. :O WOW! Visa mer. F*n vicken PRIZENTA!

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  6. japan is one of my "want to there badly" destinations! you lucky people : ) must have been fantastic. i'm looking forward to the sequel tomorrow.

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  7. sushi conveyor- great idea! funny:)

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  8. There really is SO MUCH to take in. I went to Tokyo late last year... and took almost the exact same shot of a wedding procession at Meiji Shrine! But a Polaroid version. After the ceremony the wedding party went off to the side and the bride started changing, and I went up and gave the shot to her. From what I could tell she was really happy!

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  9. that is a great birthday gift! I have yet to go, but I really want to some day!
    That conveyor belt clip was so good! And it makes me want to have sushi...right now.

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  10. alice: best 30th gift there is if you ask me ;) and you'll get to practice your japanese too! will you visit relatives when you go?

    lisen: om du åker dit så kan du balansera trängseln och tempot med några dar i kyoto, lugnt, mysigt och vackert och bara två och halv timme från tokyo med snabb tåget! jag rekommenderar att alla måste åka dit, i alla fall en gång. går inte att jämföra med nån annanstans.

    annika: åh kina! dit vill jag till, fast till "gamla kina". måste ha varit en fantastisk resa!

    katrine ny: the tokyo tower is certainly inspired by the eiffel tower except it's orange and white :)

    emma: mer kommer! och ja, den presenten går nog inte att toppa...

    lea: you have to go if you can, it's truly an amazing experience!

    yasu: isn't it just! yuuuuuum!

    teresa: it was really interesting to see, but the whole occasion felt so somber in a way. but my, how graceful the couple looked!

    celine: the day I first saw that sushi clip we went for sushi for lunch. I just had to have it! if that isn't the best advert for sushi I don't know what is! and yes, go go go (for sushi and to japan)!

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  11. What a wonderful gift. It's one of the top ten places I need to see--hopefully soon!

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  12. Awesome pics! What a fab surprise - lucky girl! xx

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  13. that Sushi Conveyor video was amazing! getting a glimpse of each person's dinner time...

    hope you get to go back there sometime.

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  14. i love love love that video. and i also need to get back to japan...my visit was too short.

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  15. ack! japan is one of my dream destinations! love the pics...

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  16. Hey there, just letting you know I have given you an award!

    http://trishiekoh.blogspot.com/2009/02/pleasant-surprise.html

    PS: I love Japan too. it's the most amazing place.

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  17. oh, i want to go back too... each time i mentioned something you'd recommended when we were there matt would say we were walking in your footsteps!

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  18. Three cheers for time traveling! Thanks for being my guide.

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  19. åh! underbart! jag har alltid velat åka till tokyo, skulle vara så coolt:)

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  20. you take beautiful photos!
    take a look at this sushi conveyor belt video, it's got a beautiful soundtrack! http://www.vimeo.com/1297050

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  21. i love this one - http://vimeo.com/1297050

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  22. These pictures remind me of "Lost In Translation".

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