We're back! We had a spectacular time in Japan. Becky and all my kids survived too!
The Japanese people are so kind and polite. We would love to go back sometime!
Day Number One: Seeing the sights around Shibuya!
Eric loved the modern art. We found a MOMA store and he got to sit in his favorite chair.... the Eames molded plastic chair. We found the city to be a lot like New York, except much cleaner, safer and full of smaller people.
Eric in the Eames chair.
Julie at Starbucks. It is just as good in Japan, only a little more difficult to order.
After walking around the shopping areas, we went to Meiji Jingu Shrine. This was amazingly beautiful! Here are some photos from inside.
After a fun day of seeing the sites, it was Shibuya at night. I think it's even busier than Time Square.
OK, now for the part you are all waiting for....... Giant Eric in Japan!
This is Eric on the subway. Notice the top of the door is almost below his ear.
Eric in the shower.
Eric in the bathroom doorway.
Eric in bed.
Eric walking down a service hallway. Even I had to duck in some parts.
Being in a place where they not only speak a foreign language, but you can't read the symbols either, you really appreciate anything in English. And we love the icons they used all around town..... I wish we thought to take more photos of them!
These are the instructions for our hotel bathroom toilet. I had to ask a Japanese woman to show me how to flush the toilet in the mall. She was very kind, although I wonder what she must have thought!
We did actually teach some scrapbooking while we were there, too!
Eric taught some hand lettering techniques..... although this photo makes it look like it was me :)
The Japanese were very brave and their hand lettering turned out AWESOME!
On the last day of our trip, we took the subway (by ourselves..... a little scary!) to Asakusa. This is a fun little tourist spot.
Us on the subway.
Did you know, Eric's arms are long enough to take photos of the two of us.
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There were a lot of options in the seafood category.
This is a pancake doll maker. It makes little treats that look like, well, pancake dolls.
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