Me and my host family went to visit some of their family, and while we were there, we had this amazing meal. As you can see, the whole table were, quite Japanese style, filled with many different dishes. There were honey-covered sweet potatoes, sushi, spring rolls, somen (cold, Japanese rice-noodles), among lots of other things. Remember to click the pictures if you want to take a closer look.
Some traditional Japanese candy that I just LOVE! It mostly tastes just like sugar (and I’m pretty sure the reason is that… it is mostly just sugar). If it seems kind of familiar to you, it might be because it’s the same candy the makkuro kuroshuke eats in Spirited away. They’re called kompeito.
This was a traditional Japanese sweets shop. It was one of the most beautiful shops I’ve ever seen, and the sweets were really delicious. The sweets I got to taste (next to the green tea in one of the above pictures) were made with sweet bean (from one of the other above pictures), which is very often found i Japanese sweets and desserts.
A visit to some sort of marshmellow-, and other Japanese sweets, makers.
Instructions on how to use a western-style toilet, from a public toilet in Japan
Icecream with sweet beans
These are some photos from when me and my host family (plus some of their family) were doing karaoke. We went to, what I would call, a “karaoke-hotel”. Basically, we rented our own little room were we could sit and eat and sing for as long as we had payed for. While we were sitting there, we could call “room service” which would then bring us all sorts of delicious snacks and drinks.
Notice the calories-counter which appeared at the end of each song. The guy in the swan costume were some sort of cheerleader which we could turn on and of.
On our way to karaoke in Sasebo, Japan
These are some pictures from when I visited the Canon factory in Hasami. This is something that not many people are able to do,since, you know, they can be spies from
Nikon other companies. This is also the reason why most of these pictures are just from the canteen and such. I did get a picture of the detector-thing from when we were entering the “No photo”-area (where all the top secret stuff happens) though… if that helps. All of the people we met at the canon-factory were really nice, and luckily one of them were really good and speaking english, and he could answer every single question I had for him.
Tofu-salad is, without a doubt, one of the things I miss the most about Japan (except from my Japanese families, of course). I have never really liked salad, but when I came to Japan, I suddenly loved it. I think it’s a combination of both the tofu, but also of the salad-dressing, which made it so incredibly tasty.