Ohaiyo Japan (5) Tokyo Senso Temple & Asakusa

Ohai~~~~

It’s the last installment of my Japan trip blog series!

Without further a do~

DAY 9

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Our breakfast at Tokyo Grand Hotel. It’s buffet as usual, and here’s what I picked out. ^^

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I find myself fascinated when staffs are suited up! So… classic and professional. 🙂

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Our Lasalle table, where we are busy filling in our thoughts and remarks about the last 8 days of Kizuna project.

Our final day began with an art exhibition commemorating the earthquake and tsunami disaster in an art gallery 3331.

I was curious what 3331 mean and the staff explained that it is the rhythm or claps that Japanese traditionally end their meetings.

It goes:

Clap x3, Clap x3, Clap x3 and Clap! Thus 3331. Cool huh! 🙂

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It’s an art gallery housed in an old elementary school.

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We were introduced to the current exhibition titled “Making as Living” which talks about how artists began socially enterprising businesses and artworks post disaster. It’s when the Japanese began to realize that when there’s nothing else you can do, you begin to make the best of what you have, you make, like how they start to make use of the wood from broken houses to rebuild things and thus Making as Living. It’s very inspiring.

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A huge wall cover of a scene of Tokyo from the birds eye view. Very organized town planning as you can see, in a grid system. 2013-03-19 11.21.57

This art work is a series of 3 long panels which showed the number of artworks, songs, shows. documentary about earthquakes and tsunamis since the 1950s or even before.

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Then we came to this Indian restaurant for lunch near the Asakusa area! It’s very interesting eating Indian flavoured cuisine with Japanese ingredients like vegetables grown in Japan. Very fresh, unique taste. No photos but the food was good, tasty and authentic.

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A pretty flower along the streets!

We came to visit the famous temple at Asakusa.

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It’s said that the smoke gives you good blessing.

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And so is the water from this fountain from what seems like a warrior from the olden days. 🙂

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A sneak photo of Japanese ladies decked out in their traditional kimonos. Very pretty! 🙂

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Another sneak picture of more Japanese girls. Sorry I am so sneaky but I don’t dare know know how to approach them to ask for a photo. >.<

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The food stalls with very Japanese style lanterns and banners.

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Cute bags of cotton candy with cartoons which I like, Hello Kitty and Marie! 🙂 IMG_4609

Des, Calli and Ying looking, choosing Choc-coated Bananas. 🙂

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Grego feeding Des? Heh. IMG_4596

Happy Des.IMG_4584

Cute dog along the road! Japanese dogs are so pretty! 🙂

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Not sure why I was giving such a spastic face! And it was really hot here, like almost 30degrees! We were perspiring…IMG_4576

With Yings! 🙂 601312_10151401431242737_626650512_n

With the whole super gang!!! ^^ So much love.<3 <3 <3 IMG_4547

Cute cartoons on vending machine.IMG_4546

Ice cream dispensers!IMG_4544

Amazing rickshaw pulley who is soooo skinny. >.<

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Cute Yings with a sign that says “Get down the horse” kekeke.
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Our dinner bento before we left for the airport!
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Here’s a pic w our Super leader Ginette. 😀 She posted on FB saying she travelled to HK and Jpn with me. So blessed! :’)2013-03-19 22.13.21

A farewell pic with some of our fave people from the trip! Jacq, Beatrice, Dylan, Dominique , Myself and Ying. 🙂


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We bought Tokyo bananas from the airport. Here’s the giraffe patterned, caramel flavour, its better than the original! 😀

2013-03-20 07.49.19And my goodies loot which I bought back for self, family and friends. 🙂

I am super thankful for the chance to travel to and experience the beautiful country of Japan. It was an awesome cultural experience and I love that the Lasalle group of us had so much fun together and even got together to finish the Kizuna10 project! May God bless the country and people of Japan! We love you Japan! Lots of Love from Singapore! 🙂

xx

Ena