Second Day in Osaka!

Hi Everyone! So I have been in Osaka for Two days now! Today I went to Kyoto! (Kyoto is a Prefecture that is next to Osaka.) 

To Kyoto, we went by Train. It took us about 50 Minutes. When we got their, we went to find a place where we can buy some yummy food, and shop.

After we shopped, we went to eat some Lunch. For Lunch, we ate in a Hamburger Shop. Then my Cousin said they want to go eat Dessert, ( I went with my Cousin, Aunt and my Mom) so we went to a Cafe called “Yojiya”.

I drank a Peach Jelly Tea. It was really good! Then we started walking toward the Station. When we got near the Station, my Mom said that she wanted to walk more around the town. But my Aunt had to go back to Osaka, so my Aunt went back to Osaka by here self. So when my Aunt went back, my Mom, My Cousin and me started walking around the town. While we were walking we brought some Souvenirs, and went in to a narrow street. In that narrow Street there was lots of old houses and some Interesting things. When we went even further in the town there was a big Temple! Their were lots of people going inside.

 

 

After we walked for about an Hour, we started walking back to the Station. When we got back to our Hotel, it was about 5:00PM. So we started packing so we can leave fast tomorrow.

First Day in Osaka!

Hello Everyone! I am in Osaka right now! We are going to stay in Osaka from the 29th to the 31th. I had to wake up at 5:30AM and get out of my house at 6:59AM! I couldn’t sleep that much…. We got on the Plane from Haneda Airport at 8:30AM and Landed on Itami Airport at 9:30AM. I took some beautiful Pictures of Mt. Fuji and some other Mountains. ↓ 

  When we got there, my two Cousin’s (They are 17 and 19) and my Aunt came to Pick us Up.(They live in Osaka.)

Then we went to “Tsūtenkaku”, which is a tower in Osaka and well known as the Land mark of Osaka. This is a Picture I took. ↑

Then we went to eat Lunch. In Osaka, there are lots of “Takoyaki“, “Okonomiyaki” and “Kushi Katsu” Restaurants. We went to eat the “Kushi Katsu”. It was really good! After we ate Lunch, we thought we could go to the “Zoo” that is around here. But when we went there, it was closed….  So we decided to go to the Cinema, and watch a Movie. After we watched a Movie, we went to find a Restaurant we can eat for a fast Dinner. So, for Dinner we ate “Udon“! I really like “Udon” and “Ramen”.

Then we went to a place called “Yoshi-Moto, Nannba Kagetsu”, and this is a place where you go watch some “Japanese Comedy”. Which is called “Owarai” in Japanese. It was very funny and fun!

Merry Christmas!

Dear Readers, Merry Christmas!

Did you know that Santa Claus is from “Patara, Turkey”?

Well, the origin of the Character “Santa Claus” goes back to the lengendary bishop Nicholas who lived in Myra in the 4th century which today is a city in Turkey.

(Picture From)

But their is a Small Village in “Finland” By the way, do you know why Santa Claus wears White and Red Clothes? I think lots of you know…. But just in case I will tell you. Lots of people say its because, “Coca-Cola” used it to advertise their drinks. But some people say that originally the Color of “Santa Claus” was Red and White, and I think that the Color of Santa Claus was originally Red and White. (Picture From)

I just thought that was interesting… Thank you for reading my Post! and….

Merry Christmas! Ho Ho Ho!

 

My Very Own Kotatsu!

Happy Christmas Eve! Tomorrow is Christmas! So here is a fast Merry Christmas to Everyone who is Reading my Post right Now!

I got off track a little, ok, so moving on to the Main Issue, do you know what a “Kotatsu” is? Some people may have heard of it and maybe some didn’t.

A Kotatsu is a Low Wooden Table covered by a Futon or a Heavy Blanket, upon which a table top sits, and Kotatsu is one of the first heaters in Japan. Underneath is a heat source, often built into the table itself.  It was first made in the ”Muromachi Period”  (1333-1573). (Some Informations from Wikipedia!) This is one of the Normal Kotatsu in Japan! ↓ (Picture From) This is a Picture taken underneath of the Kotatsu! ↓ (Picture From)

So I wanted a Kotatsu but my mom said “No, its too big!”. So I decided to make my own (This is in my room. Because, if I made one in the Living Room, my Mom would get real Mad!)

So this is the Kotatsu I made! ↓

I had a big table in my closet. So I used that as a table and put a big blanket on it. Then got some Cushions (Floor Pillow) and put it on the Floor. Next I got out a small heater and put it on the floor near the table. Then its finish!

You just have to turn on the heater and put it inside the Table and put your feet inside the table! Just be Careful not to Burn Yourself by putting the Heater too close to your feet! Once you get in it, it feels really good so you can’t get out….

Thank you for reading my Post!

Japanese Paper Cut out!

I was so bored so I made some Japanese Paper Cutouts!

In Japanese it is called ”切り絵”. You can make this by using Origami (is the Japanese word for paper folding), a Pencil and a pair of Scissors.

First you take the Origami and fold it in half. Then you take the Pencil and draw a shape. For example you can draw the half of the Leaf. Then you cut the part where you drew with the Pencil out with the Scissors. Then it’s done! This is a Paper Cut out I made!

I sometimes do this kind of Crafting when I’m really bored, and it is really fun!

Thank you for Reading!

Orange Picking!

I went to Orange Picking with my friend “Sae“, her Little Sister “Aina” and their mom and my mom. This was in “Ninomiya” that is in Kanagawa Prefecture. Orange Picking in Japanese is called “Mikangari”. We picked a lot of oranges then played Hide and Seek! We picked almost 4 big boxes of Oranges!

Our New Family!

This is our new family that just came in 2 weeks ago! I will Introduce a “Java Sparrow” “Natsu”! This mean’s “Summer” in Japanese. This is a picture of her/him! (It is a bird so, we don’t know the gender if you don’t do an DNA Test)

She/He is only 2 months old!

 

Create Reflection

For the past few weeks, we have been doing a project on changing the theme that we want it to be on our blog, and making a menu bar with all the school stuffs with it plus, we have made an “About Me Page”. We have learned how to make our own Header Image in Photo Shop.

I am really Happy with how my blog looks like now, and just to make it easier to understand, this is a Screen Shot of my Blog right now. I like it now because, the text of the posts are not hard to read and you can see the text because, the Back Ground Color is “Blue”. Because, if the Back Ground Color is Black and if the Color of the Text is Black too, you won’t be able to read the Text or even See it. So I have made a decision on making my Back Ground Color “Light Blue”.

I like the theme where it is easy to see the Header Image and I like this theme because, it is really Simple, and maybe you have noticed but my Favorite Color is “Blue” and “Light Blue”. So I have made the Center Color of this blog “Blue”.

My most thing I am proud of on my blog is my Header Image. I am proud of my Header Image because, the Back Ground of my Header Image is “Dolphins” which are one of my Favorite Animals on Earth :). So I have made the Back Ground Header Image covered with “Dolphins”, and the writing on the Header Image is “Blue” too!

In this unit, I learned how to create an Header Image in Photo Shop and how to make a Menu with lots of Categories and we made an “About Me Page”. It was fun creating the Header Image of my Blog! My goal is to have lots of people from all around the World!