Today I tasted for the first time a snack (Okashi) called Momiji manju, which is a specialty of Hiroshima. It was soooo delicious! What makes it so delicious is its soft cake in the outside and the red bean paste (anko) in inside. I loved it! Before, I wasn’t a big fan of anything with anko, but it’s starting to change. Little by little I am beginning to enjoy tasting traditional japanese snacks.
Everyday when I go to the office, I walk by this store called N°CONCEPT. I would always try to peak by the outside and see what they are selling. It was intriguing, and today I finally had the occasion to make a quick stop and see for myself. It’s actually a junk store selling all kinds of old stuff, antique and vintage. What most amazed me was that they sell the first kind of photo camera!! They have many models and brands! Of course they don’t work anymore, but that would sure make collectors very happy. It’s so rare! I wouldn’t have imagine that this store holds so many treasures!
Last week I helped Yonezu-san creating a new sample for G-try. I really enjoy participating in this process. I had to place the pearls one by one on a special sticky paper put on top of the printed motifs. Then Yonezu-san used a special press heat machine to transfer it onto the fabric! I love the result!
Today in the afternoon, 8 students from the Jissen Women’s University came to visit G-try. They are all, I believe studying in the field of fashion, therefore it was an opportunity for them to see the inside of an embroidery company. It was also the perfect time to ask questions in order to understand better how it works and give them ideas about their future orientations. It was a great moment of exchange! In addition to that, their professor who was also there has lived in France for 3 years, so we could also exchange a little bit! I was so surprised and happy!
Today @G-try, the president made me try an instrument called “Jaw’s harp” or “Mouth harp”. The sound is quite unique but very hard to produce!!! You know you got it right when all your face vibrates from the inside! Such as weird feeling! Apparently this instrument is popular in Asian countries. Anyway, it was a great trying it out! Thank you president!
I woke up early this morning because I was eager to watch Japan’s first match of the Fifa World Cup!! When Japan scored the first goal I was soo happy!!! It was an awesome shot from Honda!!
Unfortunately they didn’t win this time but I still believe in them! Gambare Nippon!!!!!!
I went to Shinjuku today. I like to go there because there are so many shops and things to see, one day is not enough to see it all! I also like the atmosphere and ambiance! It’s definitely a must go place when people come to Japan! ^.^
The sky is finally blue again! Yaaay so happy!! Took this picture this morning while walking to the office. Like it with Tokyo Skytree in the background! I feel it’s going to be a good day 🙂
Yesterday @G-try I did some heat cutting of the Brazilian flag! Just in time for the Fifa World Cup which is just about the begin!!! Can’t wait to see and support the teams! (^.^)
It’s been raining all day, not surprising when we’re in the rainy season. I really wish I had rain shoes, but I can’t find any of my size in Japan! I’ve desperately been searching, but most of the shoes shops in Japan don’t carry sizes above 25 cm! It’s a real problem for Europeans when they come to Japan. But this problem mostly affect women, men don’t have that problem.
So today my shoes and socks were all wet and soggy! Not a cool feeling! Really need to find some rain shoes!