Sunday, January 25, 2009

The End of the Vacation

Moon's favorite author is Akutagawa Ryunosuke, so she insisted we visit his grave in Sugamo, Tokyo at the Jigan-ji Temple. She left a little friend to keep him company.

At the Meiji Jingu, a very lovely shrine in the center of Tokyo.

Shibuya is a very busy shopping district. Moons was just able to get a photo taken at a very busy intersection.

Moon's was also able to make a visit to the National Diet Library.

Now the trip is done. Moon's is stil trying to sleep of a bad case of jet lag and get back into work mode. The shop will be opening again soon and new designs will be appearing very soon.

Friday, January 16, 2009

What do Moon Buns do in Japan?

They party!
Moons and San-San decided to start their trip to Japan right with beer and fishy snacks.

In the morning they went to see Fushimi Inari Taisha, where they have thousands of brightly colored tori. Can you see Moons and San-San posing by the Kistune?

Then they decided to go to Nijo Castle. Moons was surprised to discover that nightingale floors weren't just squeaky floorboards, but they actually sang and chirped like birds.

The gardens around Nijo castle are very beautiful. Moons was sad that it was winter and there were no flowers blooming.

There was also a moat filled with giant carp. Moons was naughty and teased the fish. They came to the surface and made gwaping faces at her and then she felt bad.

This photo was taken from the wall surrounding Nijo castle. If you look into the distance, you can see the Kyoto. It was a very beautiful day.

The next stop was Kiyomizu-dera. It's said that if you drink the water from this temple, you will gain wisdom, health, and longevity. Moons couldn't help but take a sip.

At Okunoin, on top of Mt. Koya, we got to see many famous graves. Unfortunately it was so snowy, it was hard to know who's grave we were looking at.

But all that walking in the snow made us sick. Luckily they have lots of lemon drinks in the vending machines and we bought the cutest box of kitty tissues.

Because we were so sick, Moons and I had to stay inside and miss some sights, but who wouldn't enjoy staying in this tatami room with the sniffles?

But soon we were feeling better and on the road again.
Moons loves Mt. Fuji!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Welcome to Japan

Hello Mina-san! I've just taken off on my flight to Japan. Look at all those clouds and sun. Beautiful. But such a long flight!
On All Nippon Airlines, they give you delicious snacks and beverages during the flight. Yummy!
San-san decided to start a journal of our adventures on her fancy electronic dictionary!
Figuring out Japanese money was really hard at the beginning.

My first morning in Japan! I wonder what I'll see?

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Moon's Creations is Closed

Moon's Creations will be closed between January 2nd and January 26.

The Moon Buns and I will be making a trip around Japan. Our adventures will be posted here.

Commissions will still be accepted and finished upon return. Please feel free to contact us while we're away!