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The magical museum in Mitaka…

Carrying on from my previous post, you might remember that it was April 20th and I was in Inokashira Park, waiting to go into the Ghibli Museum. I had visited the Ghibli Museum before, back in 2006, but since then I have become much more of a Ghibli fan and seen a lot more of … Continue reading

Inokashira Park

On April 20th I planned to visit the Studio Ghibli Museum in Mitaka (an area of Tokyo), but I decided to start my day with a peaceful walk in Inokashira Park first. Inokashira Park is actually home to the Ghibli Museum, but I hadn’t looked around the park last time I visited the museum because I … Continue reading

Daily snapshots (7/9): Really geeky day!

Today couldn’t have been geekier. 8) I started at the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka: Then walked to Jindaiji, which is famous for GeGeGe no Kitarō (ゲゲゲの鬼太郎): After that I took the bus back to Kichijoji where I finally found a Rilakkuma Store: Finally, I was directed to Pancake Days by the lovely Rilakkuma Store staff: … Continue reading

“Totoro moments” in Japan…

If you keep your eyes open and occasionally wander off the beaten track, life in Japan is full of what I like to call “Totoro moments”. Totoro, as I’m sure you know, is a famous character from the Studio Ghibli animation “My Neighbour Totoro“. “My Neighbour Totoro”, like most of the other Studio Ghibli movies, is … Continue reading

…Play hard!

I decided to have a proper day off today – and it’s been awesome!  I didn’t bring any work home, and I’ve tried not to think about it too much (there’ll be plenty of time for work tomorrow!). Last night I went to the supermarket and did my first proper food shop.  I spent ages … Continue reading