I have always always wanted to watch hanabi (fireworks) in Japan because it is one of the best in the world!
But the dilemma is that they only have Hanabi in mid summer when it is super mega giga tera hot, which i really hate. But this year they had Hanabi as early is 2nd June omg!
With Hikky and Amy from Number76 who so coincidentally were also in Japan for holiday <3
Hikky was the one who told me about the Hanabi event at Kamakura (鎌倉）! I just feel so so so lucky that one by one my dreams come true all in Japan. Thank you Hikky!
Everything i ever want to see/do/eat/buy all materialized each time i go to Japan. Thank you ALL the people who directly/indirectly, intentionally/accidentally help me with all these amazing experiences!!!
Amy is so cute in this picture! <3
I LOVE being around her because it was her first time in Japan, and every single thing she sees/tastes/touches she was so comically excited and moved, which really reminded me of all my first experiences too. And i’m so lucky i get to experience it like first time with her again. <3 Thank you Amy!
Went for Unagi Ju! One of the most expensive meals i had (i think like 3000 yen) but so worth it!!!
Went to the temple (forgot the name) at Kamakura and there was a wedding ceremony!
Normally i eat Ringo Ame or Ichigo Ame but this is Budou Ame!! (Grape candy)
I also had Janken Pineapple (didn’t take photo). Basically you pay 200 yen then play Scissors Paper Rock with the obasan seller. If you win you get two sticks of pineapple, if draw or lose you get one stick.
I WON lolol. The obasan looked slightly bitter lolol.
Went to Big Buddha statue too apparently you get to GO INSIDE the Buddha!!! Talk about a whole new level of zen-ness.
All sort of ice cream flavors.
At around 6pm we went to Zushi Beach!
There was a loooong line of people walking to the beach from the train station, and the shops around were all selling easy-to-go food like bento sets, dumplings, burgers and all sort of other snack for the fireworks picnic!
We just felt so so excited!
This is when we arrived the beach.
We heard that there were people there super early in the morning to “chup” a good seat at the beach.
Me taking a picture.
Was incredibly crowded and super uncomfortable with the sand and stuff as i forgot to wear my bi-san (beach sandal lolol).
But thank god Hikky’s bunch of friends have already chupped a nice seat for all of us.
And they made super amazing home-cook food!!! #inferior
My god why must all these Japanese girlfriends/wives spoil market fml T______T
Fruit cream sandwich
All Amy and i had to do was just help eat all the food T____T #guilty
Getting dark and fireworks were about to begin.
After that it was just half an hour of sighing and exclaiming in amazement lol.
Picture Amy took using her iPad. I think she took like hundreds and hundreds of Hanabi photos.
Here are some!
And the last collage i did:
Can you guess what they are??
Number 4 is Doraemon i think!!! And then No 5 is a failed smiley LOLOL.
That’s all for today’s post!
Anyway i also want to add that, after the firework was over, came the most mafan time—cleaning up. It was dark and sandy but guess how long it took everyone to clean EVERYTHING up??
There were SO QUICK. And everybody, and i mean EVERY ONE on the beach efficiently just packed everything up and there wasn’t a single piece of junk on the beach.
Imagine if it is a Malaysian beach. Just imagine it.
These are all the little things i learned in Japan and wish everybody could apply it at their own country too.
The food looks so good! I want to try making fruit cream sandwich too, never thought of it before! ^w^
it’s quite nice!!!! 😀
that one is 鶴岡八幡宮 Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine 😀 So nice right?!?! in the middle, there’s like a long path that, that’s where they do the horse riding archery during festivals 😀 😀 😀
did you notice the obama picture for the ice cream there? apparently he spent some of his childhood there and had fond memories of the cha ice cream, so kamakura renamed their cha ice cream to obamacha LOLOLOLOL
YESSSS omg only you can remember!! SO DAMN LONG the name HAHAHHAHA
HAHAHAHHA NO LEH i didn’t know about the Obama one but now that you mention it!!!!! OBAMACHA LOLOL ukeru lol
LOLOLOL the picture of him inside your picture somemore! OBAMACHA LOLOLOLOL
HAHAHAHAHA!! Aiyah, I only remember the name because hachimangu turned in up in a lot of places, so i remember only the first part BAHAHAHAHAHA then just add hachimangu!
such a great experience! i want to see the hanabis in japan too 😀
that face fireworks are so cute!! haha, I want to see hanabi too^^. the food look yummy, I’m hungry haha.
OMG so nice!! sadly missing out on natsumatsuri and hanabi cus it’s like july twenty something and i’m leaving on the 15th =.= WHY!?!?!?!?!
Waaaa<3 hanabi~~ awesome ^^
Why u make me jealous every day? 😛
Wellllll I'm finally not ill anymore, and I'll work ALL summer, fulltime and THEN I will have enough money<3 WOOHOO
wow such an experience!!
OMFG HANABI IN JAPAN IS LIKE.. fk, a dream for anyone of us who watched j-dramas, animes.. it’s just so blissed to watch the hanabi with your friends / close one / those who matters to you..
so shiawase-nya… =D
those fireworks look awesome!! your posts really make me want to visit japan in the future :blush:
omg those sandwaches!
the hanabi is so awesome! when can malaysia put on some creative fireworks for new year like that? ;D Malaysians should really learn to keep our country clean =/ I hate seeing lots cigarette buds on the road side all the time and everywhere -___________-
Totally spoil market wtf. I need to start learning how to cook and make awesome food like them! I haven’t touched the kitchen in years except to toast bread. Do they have cooking classes in school or something in japan?
What Buddha said for your christian cross? 😆
Awesome pictures 😀 Can’t thank you enough for sharing them♥
Please continue to share more and more with your readers♥ <(n.n<)
That candy looks tasty! Also, I think I might try to make the fruit cream sandwiches. nomnom food! You guys are really cute.
hi cheesie, i started reading your blog awhile ago and found all the posts about your japan trips so interesting! i totally understand what you mean about japanese having such nice food at picnics – i’m also guilty of joining a picnic (at yoyogi gdn with japanese friends) where all i had to do was eat >.< and they also cleaned and packed up in 5 mins! your hanabi pics are so nice! i visited kamakura in may, it is such a nice place, so different from tokyo, kind of like a mini kyoto. hope to read more of your posts on japan, i love all your updates on fashion! (:
I’m so jealous!! not only about your experiences in Japan, but also the part saying that Japanese people would clean up EVERYTHING before they leave.
In Malaysia no need say beach, even after a Pasar Malam you will see the horror on the wholeeee road. 😥
i think malaysia beach will never ever have this T______T
the japanese really do things better!!!!!!
i’m sooo amazed!!!!!!!
I went inside the buddha! 😛 Very claustrophobic wan. T_T
I just miss Japan more and more every time I see your blog posts about Japan. I have been to Kamakura and inside the giant buddha statue, not too sure about Zen but it did feel a little claustrophobic though. I think seeing Hanabi in Japan is going onto the things to do before I turn 30 list.
awww. everything look so good! n esp good since I just got my tooth pulled n feel super sad now cuz I can’t really eat food T_T
all the hanabi look so pretty! <3
xoxo HitomiNeko xoxo
hi may i know the name of the restaurant you had the unagi meal? it looks so good!