Tag Archives: Kawagoe

Hanging Festive Decors

Hanging festive decors seen in Kanto region, Japan.

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Carp streamers in Tsuchiura

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Carp streamers in Kawagoe

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Lanterns in temple grounds

Izakaya

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An izakaya somewhere in Saitama. A down-to-earth typical drinking place in Japan.

Japan’s Medieval Broomstick

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How about a quidditch match?

Outdoor broom used in Japan that’s made from twigs tied together on a stick. Something medieval looking in futuristic Japan.

Reflexology Path in a Shinto Shrine

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Stone path designed to walk on and put some pressure on the foot. There's even a feet map of reflex points

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Walk of health towards the shrine

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Reflexology and worshipping in one go

Kawaii Omiyage

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A box of 10 streetcar cakes

Omiyage culture of Japan is akin to the oleh-oleh habit of Indonesians and the customary pasalubong in the Philippines. 

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A wrapping paper for the streetcar box with cute map of the Toden Arakawa Line

A souvenir from a trip is something you buy for yourself while an omiyage (or oleh-oleh or pasalubong) is something you buy for others. Normally something edible, a food specialty.

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Five streetcar designs

Whereas the oleh-oleh and pasalubong have normal packaging, Japanese cuteness reflects on its omiyage packaging. So cute. So kawaii.

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A streetcar box for the streetcar cake

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Streetcar cake. Wafer-like on the outside with red bean paste filling. It's like mochi or hopia

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Candies packaged like ekiben from a confectionery shop in Kawagoe

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Kawaii candies

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More candies in cute packaging

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