Tuxedo Stan’s World Tour – Japan Honto ni suki desu

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Mar 25, 2013 No Comments ›› Hugh

One of my minion Ambavatars recently went on a trip to JAPAN with a friend of my mom’s named Sachiko Akikawa-Bauer.

Those of you who were lucky enough to make it to my Benefit Concert will remember her as one of the ladies who played the violin duet.

Sachiko Akikawa-Bauer & Jennifer Lau Balsdon

Sachiko Akikawa-Bauer & Jennifer Lau Balsdon

 

Here are some photos from the trip with descriptions by Sachiko. Click on the thumbnails for a larger picture.

The minion and his first Japanese/Western breakfast. (Bowl of rice with seaweed and pickled plum, sausages and eggs.)

Breakfast!

Breakfast!

 

Vending machines are practically everywhere in Japan! Minon buying a drink with his new vending machine card! (This machine will not take coins. It only takes bills and a special card.)

Japanese Vending Machine

Japanese Vending Machine

 

Minion decided to get in on the fashion show. Mannequin dressed in a Kimono for New Year’s.

Window Shopping

Window Shopping

 

Minion has acquired a lower life form to do his bidding. Bucky is “Barks Very Loud 2”!

A New Friend!

A New Friend!

 

Me holding the Minion on New Year’s Day before visiting my grandparents.

Sachiko with minion Ambavatar

Sachiko with minion Ambavatar

 

Minion approving my mother’s Calligraphy work and learning how to write his name. . .upside down.

"Tuxedo Stan" in Japanese Calligraphy

“Tuxedo Stan” in Japanese Calligraphy

 

An older Japanese house. The roof shingles all used to look like that. Now they look the same as they do here!

Traditional Japanese House

Traditional Japanese House

 

Bus stop in Japan. The laminated sheet of paper tells you what times the buses come and the blue part is for Saturdays and the pink part is for Sundays. Very convenient and no need to call Go Time!

Japanese Bus Stop

Japanese Bus Stop

 

Bamboo trees. About 30 meters or so, tall.

Bamboo Trees

Bamboo Trees

 

Minon at the subway station after getting off the train.

Japanese Subway Train

Japanese Subway Train

 

Minon and lady at the Bento box (lunch box) store.

Shopping

Shopping

 

Minion at the Kabuki Theater. Plays put on by only men!

Kabuki Theatre

Kabuki Theatre

 

Minion enjoying the snow. It snows in Yokohama too! (Sometimes) We got 10 cm and everything came to a grinding halt. . .

Snow! Just like home!

Snow! Just like home!

 

WOW! What a great look at Japanese culture! Nihon ha subarashii kuni desu. (Japan is a wonderful country!)

Thank you Sachiko for sending me these great photos of your homeland!

Sayonara,

Tuxedo Stan

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