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Yes! I went to the fantastic museum that is the Ghibli Museum! It was as wonderful as I thought it would be. It’s not a large museum but it has enough imagery to look at.

The best thing, in the room showing parts and characters from all the films, was the circular animation of the robot in Laputa. It captured the moment in the film when all the birds fly away from him. Stunning.

Ok I’m a geek but they are extraordinary films and beautiful animation. Also had my photo taken with the robot. Tried taking secret photos but they came out badly. I also think a lady cottened on to what i was doing and started following me around. Whoops.

I nearly bought the shop but i think if I had I would be coming home sooner than I’m meant to heh.

The rest of the day was spent watching some interesting Japanese tele. It’s as colourful and exciting as imagined.

Visited the Electric Town and saw why it was called that. Lots of wires. Some anime too.

Headed off to Higashinawa to meet Jessie and David and their cat Magnus. I have officially decided I want a maine coon cat. They are awesome (see pics and video)

J and D were so nice. They had a wicked traditional Japanese house with sliding panels etc. Jessie took us to a japanese restaurant on the first night. Had lots of pork and some moving food. Also sat on the floor to eat.

A 7 hour walk the next day which took us up a mountain. Tried to get a good view of Mt Fuji but the trees decided to block our path no matter how far we went.

Freaked out over spider webs. Lame.

On our way back we received another act of kindness. A lady stopped in her car and asked wif we were ok. She said her sister saw us and called her to check we were alright. We told her where we were heading and she said that was too far and gave us a lift. Really lovely.

Got home exhausted but happy.

Mt Fuji. Went on a road trip the next day with J and D. Visited a famous Lavender festival. At one point a man at a stall was trying to coax us over saying “My English is very good” at which David replied in Japanese “Actually you still need some lessons” this caused a ripple of laughter through out the food stall.

We continued to 5th station, half way up Mt Fuji, it had many stores and novelty gifts. We walked a bit and saw the cloud creeping up the mountain. Couldn’t go any further as the peak is closed until 1st July. Rubbish.

The food here is very different from home of course. Most of what I’m eating I have no idea what it is. But I will try. They have many different flavoured chcolate. Wasabi, green tea, blueberry cheesecake are but a few.

And to end for now, this bloody weather is making my hair fricking frizzy! George says to shave it off, think I can handle it rather than be shaven.

If there’s something in particular you would like me to write about let me know and I’ll do my best :)

Written on June 26th, 2011 , Asia, Japan
  1. clare commented

    would like to see more pics with you and george in it? the scenes are nice and good memories for you but we want to see you guys doing silly/fun things! also the cat looks like it has a human head of hair on it hahahaha xxx

    June 28, 2011 at 9:25 pm
  2. mamuszka commented

    TG that all seems a bit more settled now and not so ‘mysterious’. As Clare put it, not knowing what’s occuring is more worrying and disturbing; wish I could sort out Skype!!!!!!!
    The site is fab by the way.Hi to George and love you loads.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    June 29, 2011 at 7:56 pm

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