Posts tagged Japan
Posts tagged Japan
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
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
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.
Here you can see some pictures from some sort of after-school-school I visited. These kids were trying to improve their English-skills, and this classroom were actually in the teachers (from the above picture) own home. The teacher were one of the nicest people I’ve ever met, and I got to join in on the class by reading up words from the childrens english books, so that they could learn the proper pronunciation.
Me and my friend Sarah (from Taiwan) got to meet the mayor of Sasebo (a neighbour city of my town Hasami). Each of us held a speech in Japanese (even though none of us actually knows Japanese), and afterwards we got interviewed by a journalist from Nagasakis newspaper.