Thursday, April 1, 2010

Cherry Blossoms, Sushi Cake, Tomato Sweets And More

Yesterday I went to Hakata (the big city near mine)and while I was on the train, I took this picture of the train doors. In Japan, many kids in their school uniform sit on the floor so they had to put these "don't sit on the floor" stickers on all the doors. I think this might be another "only in Japan" thing.

I also took some pictures of cherry blossoms at a train station.

Today I went to a shop famous for traditional Japanese sweets. It is really beautiful!

They had a display of tomato daifuku...tomato sweets! These are cherry tomatoes covered in mochi (sticky rice cake) and sweetened with mirin (sweet Japanese sake used for cooking).

Then we went to a sushi shop and we saw this for sale. Sushi cake for kids!

Then we went to the supermarket. There are spring decorations and food everywhere.

Here are some pictures of sweets.

Here are some pictures of the Kimchee section. I love kimchee!

This next picture is of pickled potatoes. The are pink thanks to plums.

The next 2 pics are things most of us in North America don't/won't eat-Raw chicken and raw horse meat.

And the last picture is of some fried food available at the supermarket.


Colleen said...

Thanks so much for the trip down memory lane with your pictures! This was my fav time of year there I think...

Grace said...

I miss Japan so much!! The food... the food... the sweets!! Oh my!!

Jasmine said...

Your blog is awesome! It's great to see what Japan is like through your blog

EJPcreations said...

What a beautiful store, and lovely shopping experience! My little cherry blossom tree just started blooming. I'm so proud of her. I live in California that's why it so late :)

FromJapanWithLove said...

Glad you all liked the pictures! I love taking them!

EJ-very cool that you have a tree in your garden!!!

Anthropomorphica said...

Tomato daifuku!?! Hard to imagine, love ichigo daifuku though ;)
Thanks for the Hanami :)

generic viagra said...

It looks delicious the next time no doubt in going to prove it I love the different food that isn't anyone who can eat in the photos are mouthwatering!


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