A couple weeks ago I received a care package from a friend and you tuber who calls herself Random E. I recommend her channel if you’re interested in information about life in California or stories about Japan.
I sent her a care package a few months ago, and discovered how much fun it was watching someone light up over the things you sent them. So I decided I’d do the same for her and show a video of me unboxing her present.
The video is mainly for her enjoyment, but if you enjoy reaction videos then here you go:
(I think she’s trying to fatten me up. So much candy. What do you think? *sips Pumpkin Spice Latte* )
Winter Illumination In Shiodome
Every winter Tokyo glitters with tens of thousands of twinkling lights in various winter illumination displays throughout the city. This has fast become one of my favorite winter traditions in Japan. They started as Christmas Light displays, but they leave them up so long now that they call them Winter Illumination.
These displays get bigger and brighter every years, and their popularity shows no signs of slowing down. If you visit in winter, these are not to be missed.
I went to the Shibuya Scramble Crossing for Halloween. Even though October 31st was on a Tuesday, the turnout was the biggest ever. Word has spread about the best Halloween gathering in Japan. Continue reading
Last weekend my husband’s planned trip for his parents was nearly derailed by Super Typhoon Lan which blew into Japan for its own extended stay.
Despise the wind and rain, we made it to our Ryokan, or Japanese Traditional Inn, in Tochigi Prefecture where the leaves are just beginning to change.
The devastation of Super Typhoon Lan.
Raise your glass and say, “Cheers” in German. That’s right. It’s time for Oktoberfest!
Before I went to the Oedo Onsen, I popped into Yoyogi Park to check out the sites. It was rainy, cold, and miserable, but with more cherry blossoms. The crowds were only a quarter of what they were last year at this same time.
Here’s my day:
I must have hit some kind of search trend in you tube because this video has had over 90 views in less than four hours which is a record for my channel and it’s still getting a lot.
I tried something different in the video style. I used film style common among Japanese film makers where you transition between noisy and calm cuts. It works pretty good.
What do you think?