2013-11-28

やれやれ、またスシローか

The title of this post is inspired by Murakami's "Norwegian Wood"'s first chapter and could should translated as "So - Sushiro again." XD

Some days ago some people from my dorm went to Sushi-ro and quite cheap Kaiten-sushi.
I ate quite a lot XD But well, a always eat a lot and especially when it comes to sushi I hardly get a feeling of "full" XD
My beloved unagi <3


Yuu, Sofia, Fen, Kungjo ^^ The others sat at another table^^


omg, Sushi!! lol

My plates.. (-.-;;)

Dessert hehe XD



Afterwards we spent some time at the nearby game-center~


I tried some ufo-catchers but I'm SO bad, always failed(-.-;)

Tony, Josh, Shiho~<3




Ending this post with the great Josh, happy with a ufo-catcher-toy :DD

Ah I love those people so much ;_; I am sad that half of them return to their home countries next month (T_T)

I'm going to dye my hair now, but I'm afraid how it will turn out. the plan is to make it a bit lighter... :/
We'll see XD 

2013-11-26

Trip to Gifu//Food Replica Making//Autumn leaves

On sunday I went on a trip with japanese students from TTI (Toyota Technological Institute) to Gujo Hachiman in Gifu prefecture.
This small city is famous for something very special: The food replicas you see infront of every japanese restaurant where invented there and are still produced there^^
 

I like these kinds of excursions as they're very cheap and we get carried by bus which is so comfortable and so I can see various parts of Japan so easily^^
The bus~ We came to talk with japanese students so fast, it was very funny^^

One not so funny thing: Embarrassing tourist-name-plates.. but well, later I put it into my bag and 'forgot' it there XDD

We had a short break and there they sold those huuuuge Takoyaki!! (*0*) They looked so good!

But I didn't buy those, I bought a tiny tiny waffle instead. Later I didn't even know why I bought it. Was just super small and too sweet XD



Then we finally arrived in Gujo Hachiman! It was really a bit of Kyoto-feeling but there were sooo less people^^ It was so great :3
Now just a few impressions~
 










I didn't want to photograph the woman (I'm sorry!!) but the café looked sooo cute *-*

We searched something for lunch then and went to a quite traditinal-style Udon-restaurant. We could sit on tatami :3




My Chicken Udon~

Udon with Aburaage

Miso Nikomi-Udon

Tenpura Udon


Neko-chan :D



After lunch we went to the castle of the town to watch the atumn leaves^^ We had to climb a little mountain.





The castle!!
There was a group of actors playing some samurai. Of course we had to do some tourist-photo (-.-;;) 





Then we went into the castle. As usual, a little museum about the more or less famous feudal lord Endo Morikazu who built the castle in 1559. (It's not the original though, has been rebuilt)



Very beautiful pictures^^ 

Then we went to the top of the castle and had a stunning view over the region!!









On our way back the beautiful autumn leaves!!




Well after the castle we went to a food-replica-factory where we made our own food-replica! :D

So many food replicas! (*0*)






Then we started our little crafting~
Chose some of those~
The samples~

How to do it~


The base~
Voila~ That was mine^^ Pancakes with fruits~ Really not very nice but so easy to make XD


he he



Afterwards Caro and me went to get some ice cream^^ I had Kuri (chestnut) ice cream <3



Bye Bye Gujo Hachiman!

What I bought today, mostly Omiyage~
Kanto/Nagoya-kitkat. The taste is..anko-sandwich? Not so..good..but interesting^^;

Omiyage (souvenirs) for my dorm mates :3


And I bought this Taiyaki at the food replica factory^^ Doesn't it look great? :D



Well that was it about the trip to Gifu^^ I could make some new japanese friends and eat great food and see a new side of Japan which I'm really happy about.