So lucky that the sun rises at about 4am here, makes me feel less tired :’D Also, clubbing in Seoul is forever childplay compared to clubbing in Tokyo.
Packing the last things in my suitcase, will leave in thirty minutes. My brain does not fully comprehend that I’m leaving Asia. Which is probably good, because if it did, it would just make me stay.
I received a fortune at the temple today (yesterday) telling me that I would have a safe trip, so… see you guys in the Netherlands~ !
Just came home from a day full of festival stuff, it was awesome. Now I’m leaving quickly again for a full night out in Shibuya. Gonna stay there and have a good time until 5, go back to the hostel with the first subway, grab my suitcase and start my trip to the airport.
I will never eat again unless I return to Japan. Nothing can compare~
Also, KARAOKE. Y U NO EXIST IN THE NETHERLANDS LIKE YOU DO IN JAPAN.
I’m being a lazy ass and will be telling you guys in advance; no more picture updates from now on. You guys will see them when I get home~ sooorrrryyy
(So, goodbye, all my previously-unknown-tumblr-followers that followed for the pictures. This is your time to leave! Thank you for your interest uptill now~ <3)
Today I visited Kamakura, which was absolutely gorgeous. I felt like I finally found that part of Japan I’d been hoping for. I have two full days left, and I’ll be enjoying them by going to the Sanja Matsuri festival and meeting some friends that I’ve made here. I’m no longer feeling like a drop of oil in a bowl of water, so I’m pretty happy about that too~
Rain again. For me Tokyo is best when it rains, I love it. Did some shopping for souvenirs today, will meet Takuya this evening for dinner.
Japan is beautiful, but even though I’m right here, the feeling of distance is really strong. I feel like an observer, which saddens me a little. It’s so different from Korea, which I felt I was really becoming part of.
I noticed I’m not enjoying taking pictures on the streets of Tokyo as much, somehow here it really feels like invading these people’s privacy, whereas in Korea people really didn’t seem to care. So, it’ll probably be more touristic shots from now on.
Visiting Kawagoe tomorrow, hoping to find a more traditional vibe there. Kamakura is next on the list~
Also, for those of you who didn’t know yet, and asked me to tell you; I’ll arrive home, at Schiphol Airport next sunday (20 may) at 20:10h.
I wish I could go home to Seoul though \(;_;)/
Again, no pictures, because today was visit-musea-together-day! And so I did, with Koko-san. First, an exhibition of old Japanese ink-paintings (from Kamakura- until Edo-period, I believe) on both silk and paper in Ueno. Then lunch, and in the afternoon an exhibition in Roppongi, from the Korean modern artist Lee Bul, who had some pretty amazing work too. To end things, we had coffee in Starbucks and I asked her to write me a message in Japanese which I could remember her by.
However, when I asked one of the Japanese staff who works in the guesthouse to translate it for me, he looked really impressed, then started laughing and told me…. ‘I can not read this, it’s too difficult.’ Not because of the handwriting, but because it was written in the Classical language, and had a high poetry level. Silly Japanese people with their dubious and intricate kanji~