• OUTFITS,  TRAVELOGUE

    Still in Shibuya

    I don’t think you can claim to have visited Tokyo if you haven’t at least visited Takeshitadoori and joining the throngs of pedestrians at the famed Shibuya crossing. So we did just that, it being Ruru’s first time in Japan and all. But first, we paid a little visit to Meiji Shrine – the onset of spring was quite pretty: This man was pretty cool sweeping the pebbles while barely touching the ground! We stood there for a while admiring him go about his work. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity for an outfit shoot when we wandered into a quieter part of the shrine: This time I didn’t have…

  • FOOD,  OUTFITS,  TRAVELOGUE

    Tokyo-bound

    Aaah we were going to miss these Manneken waffles so much that we bought a bunch for our Shinkansen ride to Tokyo! So much yums. Just to even things out, I also fell asleep and missed the sight of mount Fuji godammit. Anyway, we spent our last three days in Tokyo, which remains one of my favourite cities to visit. First stop, Akiba! Did you know that Akihabara (秋葉原), while famous as an otaku haven, is so named for its autumn leaves? Pretty obvious if you know kanji, but just thought I’d put it out there. We also got some grub from Fuji Soba (名代 富士そば), a vending machine noodle…

  • OUTFITS,  TRAVELOGUE

    Maiko Makeover

    舞妓さんになりました! I had been really excited about getting made up as a Maiko ever since we planned on visiting the city of Kyoto, and was heavily pitching it to Shasha and Ruru when we were planning our itinerary. For the record, our general plans for the trip: On my must-do list – Fushimi Inari (read more) – Maiko Makeover Shasha’s must-do list – Universal Studios Japan (read more) – Nara Park (read more) – An awesome onsen she visited on a previous trip (it was a Jimjilbang style onsen – for lack of a better Japanese equivalent – with a summer festival vibe). Unfortunately, the three of us somehow managed…