Posts from ‘December, 2007’

Merry Christmas!

This year’s presents were all about Den-O and Dora! I love to watch the joy on their faces when they see those presents by the tree on Christmas morning. This year Arisa is old enough to be well aware that there’s something juicy in that brightly-wrapped box. Before Christmas day Keiji would often ask for […]

Melon Pan

Melon pan is a popular Japanese sweet bread with a crunchy sugary topping. It’s named so because it looks like a canteloupe melon, not because it is actually melon-flavored. Keiji loves melon pan. It’s usually made the size of his head but he can eat the whole thing. This small coffee shop in Asakusa in […]

Christmas Illumination at Tokyo Disney

We took Grandma to Tokyo Disney so she could soak in some of the Disney holiday cheer. Arisa is very much a Minnie fan now so we decided that our plan for the day would be to check out the Christmas parade, the Minnie Oh Minnie show, and the Lighting of Cinderella’s castle, take a […]

Jidoukan Closeup – Hamamatsucho

Hamamatsucho, Minato-ku This place is actually not a jidoukan because it’s a play space only for children ages 3 years old and under and their parents. It’s called Child and Family Support Center and it is very close to Daimon Station on the Oedo subway line or Hamamatsucho Station on JR Keihin Tohoku line. It’s […]

The New O1O1

If you’re not from Japan and you see the bright red neon O1O1 sign, chances are you will call this store oi oi, or maybe even o one o one or zero one zero one. This is actually the logo of Marui department store and they’ve just opened up a new fancy branch in the […]