5.5.16

Children's Day and Koinobori

Children's day in Japan is celebrated every year on May 5th. As part of the celebration, normally a Koinobori set will be flown at families with kid houses.
What is Koinobori? Koinobori means carp-streamer, or carp-shaped wind socks. Is it hard to imagine? Don't worry, I have prepared few pictures that I took today at the foot of Tokyo Tower. This year, 333 carp-shaped wind socks are flown in Tokyo Tower.



Can you spot Luffy from One Piece?


  

An Overdue Post (Part 1 - Amsterdam)

About a year ago, I posted a brief story on my trip to Europe. I just realize that I didn't post any single picture from the trip!

So, I will start by posting some pictures from the first two days of the starting point of my trip: Amsterdam!
I guess I made a good decision by starting the trip from Amsterdam for few reasons. First, getting a visa through The Netherlands Embassy was easy and quick, and second, which I realized after I arrived there, was that people there didn't mind to speak in English and they were really friendly and warm so it made me feel relaxed and not worrying too much. The only one time I had a frightening moment was when my friends and I were heading to the city library, a weird man followed us and he kept following us until we told him we're gonna call the police. Phew!

At the Zaanse Schans 

Guess what?! Towards the Red Light District!

Inside the Rijksmuseum

Come early if you want to avoid other tourists packing the area

Bicycles and the canal

I will post more pictures from different cities in separate posts. I hope it won't take too long :D Ciao!