Day/Jour 27

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[Eng]
Disneysea!
It was a really sunny day, hopefully for us! We got up at 6am to leave the house at 7am, so we could get fast passes at Disneysea. And this is the first time we experienced rushing hours! Everyone was pushing to get in the train omg!!! And I’m still wondering how come we went to Disneysea a weekday but there was so many school students there? I thought they started school on the 7th of April XD but anyway, we arrived there at 8:50 or something like that so the doors were still closed. And the queues were huge! But when it opened, we didn’t wait long to get in the park. It was really surprising. We then rushed to the famous attraction Journey to the center of the Earth. We first wanted to get fast pass but the waiting time was only 5 minutes! So we get in the queue XD we really were lucky xD and the attraction is really well made! But well, it’s not really a roller coaster, more of a discovery then just a little surprising fall but nothing more. But I really enjoyed the attraction for the animations inside the attraction ^__^ We then went to the next famous one: Tower of Terror. The waiting time was 40-60minutes XD but we didn’t really “wait”. The queue was moving fast and there were so many things to see and so many details on the decorations that we didn’t see the time passing. Also there is some “introduction” in japanese to get you in the atmosphere. So it was really entertaining. The attraction in itself isn’t really fast or anything and Dave couldn’t really feel anything from it. But we got a nice view on top ahahhaha. Also, something that really surprised us is that all the attractions don’t have any luggage lockers. So we had to keep our stuff with us. Maybe that’s the reason why there is no high speed roller coaster. We then went for Raging Spirits, a 360°loop roller coaster. Well, kind of. I’m used to more speedy one so this one didn’t really impressed me and the 360° was really a small one ahahhaha. Nothing beats the Steel Dragon 2000 from Nagashima resort XD
Dave’s friend then joined us at that time and since she isn’t really a roller coaster kind of girl, we just did some small attraction. Well, every attraction were not really speedy ones so … We also discovered that Japan has so many different flavors of popcorn!!! In Belgium, we only have sugar or salt ones… so we tried in Disneysea some curry popcorn! Ahahahha Dave was in the 7th heaven XD it was spicy and too salty though. Then we discovered the best popcorn ever: caramel!!! Omg I bought three boxes that day XD. At 1pm, we moved to the parade. It was really nice and everyone was really mesmerized by the attires. But even though the day waw sunny, it was kind of cold so we took a break in a cafe. And I ate a cheesecake. Yeah, well, those who knows me know that I don’t like cheesecake but this one was good because it was more of a simple cake than a cheesecake ahahahhaaa. We then went for other attractions like Stormrider and ToyStory Mania but the sun was already setting when we did Stormrider. So we just went shopping and I bought a Little Green Men patterned pants for my brother and same pattern but on a card case for me so I can put my transportation card on me for more easy access xD
We then waited quietly for the finale animation: parade, fireworks etc at night! It was a blast!!! Have I told you it was my first time in a Disney park? Well, the real first time was when I was 1y/o so it doesn’t count… but I was sooooo mesmerized by the show! Sooo good! With real flames, a giant dragon, a lot of water animation,… it will be my most beautiful memory of that day *–* it made me want to rewatch some Disney movies ahahaaha XD
After the show, we waited again for other fireworks. It was really cool but it was really getting colder and colder. So after it finished, everyone rushed to the train XD
We got home at 22! It was really a long day but surprisingly, I was less tired than when we got 4-6hours visiting and sightseeing Kyoto XD
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Day/Jour 22

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[Eng]
Daytrip
We met Dave’s friends early in the morning at the Okayama station, 10min walk from our accomodation. Waki and his boyfriend met David in Belgium and he showed them around so this time, it was their turn to show us around Tokyo eheheheh ^__^
We first went to Tsukiji market, a really well-known fish market where a lot of auctions are happening every morning for the restaurants. It’s happening reallyyyy early so we couldn’t attend the auctions. The market smells fishy (ahahha i’m so funny) and there is an inner market aimed for professionals then an outside market for tourist. Waki recommended us a good tea seller and it was really good! With only 300gr, you can last really long XD then we went to eat some fish: otoro and tuna! The otoro is the fatty part of the tuna and its color is lighter, pinkish. We got a set at 2000¥ that we ate together, the four of us. I really liked the otoro, more than the tuna. I’m not especially fond of tuna but the otoro is so different and we ate it raw so we could really taste the otoro. After that, we went to take the tea at a tea house recommended by the tea seller. On our way to the tea house, we stopped at a temple, that I can’t remember the name, but it was really big and the outside is really different from the traditionnal temples we’ve seen. There was a funeral so we didn’t stay long in there. When we arrived at the tea house, we first paid 500¥ each then went upstairs. I first thought it was an entrance fee but it was actually the price for two cups of tea and a wagashi, a japanese sweet. The shop doesn’t make any profit, apparently, the sweet in itself cost already 300¥!
After a relaxing moment a the teahouse, we went to eat at a sukiyaki restaurant in a really traditionnal room. We ate on tatami and omg, I had to change position every 10min xD my legs were itchy XD I really do have bad blood circulation Π_Π the waitresses were in kimono and the service was really traditionnal. We had to remove our shoes, take slippers, remove them when we entered the tatami room… that restaurant offered a sukiyaki lunch set (side dishes, dessert, rice, miso soup and the sukiyaki pot) at 1500¥. The usual price at night goes up to ten times the lunch price!!!! Crazy, right? I couldn’t even finish my plate, it was too much and my belly was going to explode XD
We then went to Edo Museum, a really nice museum that has reproduced a small part of a village from the Edo era. It was really well made. And informative too since there is lot of guides there that can also speak english. We could enter the houses and they will explain to us the whys and hows of some tools. We then went to Shibuya and she showed me the Hachiko shop that we couldn’t find before lol. We then went to Meguro river again and this time for the night time and waouh! This is really different than when we went there at day time. So lively and with so many food and alcohol stands! We ate a oden snack near the canal and we seated like yankees ahahahahahah. It was then time to go to the sushi bar Waki, Dave’s friend, always goes to. It was a small restaurant but really nice sushi and decorations! The big difference in the sushi making from Belgium and here is that they put wasabi between the rice and the fish in Japan. We don’t in Belgium so Dave and I weren’t used to eating so much wasabi! We were crying at every bite XD

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[Fr]
Coming soon.

Day/Jour 19

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[Eng]
Daytrip
We did a sakura trip this day so we can enjoy all the sakura while they last. We first went to Sumida park. It was alongside a canal when there were a lot of water bus. The day was so bright but not sunny, more misty than anything, the light hurt my eyes XD We went early so there weren’t many people but we could see that the day before, there were a lot of activities… so many trash bags XD there is also a pond there with many uh sperm-shaped fishes? I don’t know what they were xD We also ate some takoyaki and went to the next stop: Hamarikyu garden. It was rather cheap and we got a free audio guide! And waouh, their audio guide is nice! They autoplay when we arrive at a new point and there is also video and a gps map that show your location and the path to follow. Really ingenious and there were a lot of people too. The course was a 90minutes one and it was worth it, except the fact that it began to rain a little XD but it’s fine. I really like the bridges and the tea houses even if I didn’t enter since it was pricey imho. And the 300year pine! It waw majestic *–*
We then went to Shinjukugyoen. Yup, lot of park to have our, like Dave likes to say it, “sakura porn”. We were tired already when we arrived and it’s really curious but they put a control system before entering the garden. We have to show the insides of our bags, just like in the airport… so weird XD And there were a lot of different sakura species there but we were tired, we couldn’t enjoy it…  so we went to Artnka cafe. The themed cafe from Square Enix! It really is a small cafe, only 6 tables of 2 xD we were lucky *-* we both went for a parfait, even if the day was shilly. I got a strawberry one with a panna cotta at the bottom, then vanilla icecream, strawberry fruits, strawberry sauce,… and on top, Aerith’s ribbon! Dave went for a matcha parfait with chocolate shuriken to remind of Yuffie! ^__^ it was good. I think I’m starting to like their way of eating cornflakes and vanilla icecream XD


 

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[Fr]
La journée
Nous avons fait une journée complète axée sur les sakuras donc beaucoup de parcs ! On a commencé avec le parc Sumida qui se trouve près d’un canal avec plein de bateaux-mouche. Il faisait très (trop) lumineux et il y avait pourtant un peu de brouillard… on pouvait voir le skytree de là où l’on était. Nous sommes arrivés assez tôt donc il n’y avait pas encore beaucoup de monde. Mais on peut voir que c’était vachement animé la veille… il y avait plein de sacs poubelles xD il y a aussi un très joli étang avec des poissons noirs en forme de… sperm ? Je sais pas du tout ce que c’est XD on a mangé quelques takoyakis dans le parc puis on est allé au Hamarikyu. C’était pas cher et on avait droit à un audio-guide gratuit ! Et il était vachement bien fait. Il se met en route automatiquement dès qu’il repère un nouveau point. Il y avait aussi des vidéos explicatives ainsi qu’une carte qui reprend notre position et le chemin à suivre. Il y avait différents parcours et on a fait celui de 90 minutes… la dame ne nous a pas laissé le choix xD elle a appuyé direct sur le parcours 90minutes qui est le plus complet pour découvrir le jardin. Hélas, il a commencé à pleuvoir un peu… J’ai quand même bien aimé les ponts, la vue qu’on a sur ces ponts ainsi que les maisons de thé.  Et surtout le pin tricentenaire ! Vraiment majestueux *–*
Nous avons ensuite été au Shinjukugyoen mais on était vraiment crevé. Et ce qui est assez étonnant avec ce parc, c’est qu’il y a un contrôle avant d’entrer dans le parc, le même genre qu’on a dans les aéroports… Il y avait beaucoup de différentes sortes de sakuras mais on n’a pas pu vraiment en profiter… on est donc allé se reposer au Artnia cafe ! Il s’agit d’un café à thème de Square Enix. Beaucoup de goodies et très peu de place pour prendre un café… il devait y avoir en tout 6 tables de deux… On a vraiment eu de la chance d’avoir de la place xD Nous avons pris tous les deux un parfait, fraise pour moi et matcha pour Dave. Glace vanille avec coulis de fraise, un petit massepain en forme de noeud (clin d’oeil à Aerith), des cornflakes et le tout sur une pannacotta ! Le parfait de Dave avait un shuriken en chocolat pour rappeler Yuffie. C’était bon et je pense vraiment que je commence à aimé de plus en plus leur combo cornflakes et glace vanille XD

Day/Jour 18

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[Eng]
Daytrip
Once again, there is no day 17. On the day 17, we only went to the Tsuruma park for enjoying o-hanami then we headed back home because David got a massive headache. So we went home for a rest and I just played Bravely Default lol. So on the day 18, we moved out of our Nagoya stay and went to Tokyo! Our new accomodation is located only 5 mins away in metro from Meguro river. So we first went to the Imperial Palace gardens (because we couldn’t enter the palace) and then Meguro. The sakura are really in full bloom everywhere in Tokyo! And I thought sakura were pink but they are actually white with a tiny tint of pink. I think that the super pink flowers we saw before were maybe ume blossoms (plum tree flowers). We also went to a Cocokare once again ahahaa so it will really be Hanami no Kare! Then we had to went home early because Kuroneko was on its way to deliver our luggage. And once again, Kuroneko doesn’t failed its reputation! This is really a nice delivery service, the best if I may say! Our room was on the second floor and we thought we had to take our own luggages upstairs but nah, the delivery men did it for us XD and for only 15€/case XD I wish belgian service was like them Π_Π 


 

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[Fr]
La journée
Encore une fois, il n’y a pas de jour 17. Ce jour-là, nous n’avions fait que le Tsuruma park pour essayer de célébrer le Hanami comme les japonais mais David a eu une grosse migraine alors on est rentré plus tôt pour qu’il se repose. Pendant ce temps-là, je jouais à Bravely Default XD
Donc pour le jour 18, nous avons quitté notre logement à Nagoya pour aller dans celui de Tokyo ! Cet appart’ est juste à 5min en métro de la Meguro qui est très connu pour ses sakuras. Nous avons commencé par les jardins impériaux, on n’a pas pu faire le palais impérial car on ne pouvait pas y entrer apparement… puis on est allé au canal Meguro. Les sakuras étaient vraiment tous en fleur à Tokyo ! J’ai toujours cru que les sakuras étaient roses, mais en fait, elles sont plutôt blanches avec @un très léger rosé. Je pense donc que les fleurs roses que l’on avait vu avant étaient plutôt des pruniers. Mais je n’en suis pas très sûre XD dans tous les cas, elles sont belles ^__^ Avec les sakuras en fleur, on a pu faire un vrai Hanami no Kare! David n’a pas failli à sa réputation et on est allé manger au Cocokare XD On n’a pas pu rester trop longtemps dehors car on devait rentrer pour réceptionner nos valises qu’on avait envoyé de Kyoto avec Kuroneko (ils ont un service gratuit qui livre les bagages quand on le veut). Et franchement, je ne suis vraiment pas déçue d’utiliser ce service ! Pour seulement 15€/valise, ils nous la montent même à notre étage (2e étage, que des escaliers). La poste belge devrait prendre exemple sur eux XD

Day/Jour 16

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[Eng]
Short notice
If you have noticed, there is no post for day 15. On that day, we did nothing. Except moving out from our Kyoto accodmodation into our Nagoya stay. Dave needed some rest so he slept all day. I just wrote all of my postcards. And that’s all.

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Daytrip
For day 16, we had a meeting with three girl friends of David. He first met two of them when he was in Canada. We headed for Nagashima resort! Rollercoaster and everything! Unfortunately for us, it was pouring… so a lot of attractions were closed due to the rain. The weather was really against us. When Dave was resting the day before, it was sunny and warm and on this day, it was raining so much… Dave really has no luck. So we only did a few attractions, then went to the center mall to eat and go shopping to wait for the rain to stop. And then we did one last attraction that just open because the rain stopped. It is the world longest attraction: the Steel Dragon 2000! It was soooo great!!!! And the wait was worth it (an hour queue XD). Two of Dave’s friend then went home because it was getting late and they had work the day after. So the third friend drove us to our next visit: Nabana no Sato winter illumination! She didn’t stay with us but it was already kind enough of her to drive us to there. The illuminations were really pretty and that park is really known for couples. It was really crowded. There are two illuminated tunnel, one orange and the other one is changing colors, between green to white/purple to yellowish… I wanted one fully pink Π_Π and then we saw the Niagara illumination. It was really great and the park isn’t big.


 

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[Fr]
Petite notif’
Si vous l’aviez remarqué, il n’y a pas de post pour le jour 15. C’est dû au fait qu’on a quasiment rien fait. On a juste changé de logement, on est passé de Kyoto à Nagoya. Une fois arrivés au nouveau logement, Dave a juste dormi toute la journée. J’en ai donc profité pour écrire mes cartes postales. Et c’est tout.

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La journée
Pour la seizième journée, nous avions rendez-vous avec trois amies à David. Il en avait rencontré deux lors de son Erasmus au Canada. Nous sommes allés au Nagashima Resort ! Un chouette parc d’attraction mais la météo était vraiment contre nous… il pleuvait des cordes et plusieurs attractions étaient fermées à cause de la pluie. Alors que le jour d’avant, il faisait magnifique mais Dave dormait… Il porte malheur XD Du coups, on a pu faire que quelques attractions, puis on a été mangé au shopping center et on a fait du lèche-vitrine en attendant que la pluie cesse. Après, on a fait une dernière attraction qui venait de rouvrir car la pluie s’était arrêtée. Ses potes disaient que c’était l’attraction la plus longue au monde: le Steel Dragon 2000 ! Et c’était vraiment cool !!! Et ça vallait la peine de faire la file pendant une heure ! Ensuite, deux des filles sont rentrées car elles devaient bosser le lendemain. La troisième nous a conduit jusqu’à notre prochaine destination: Nabana no Sato pour les illuminations d’hiver ! Elle n’est pas restée avec nous pour faire le parc mais c’était déjà très aimable de sa part de nous y avoir conduit. Les illuminations sont très jolies et les arbres étaient tous en fleur donc c’était magique ! Ce parc est assez connu pour être un incontournable pour les couples grâce à ces deux tunnels de lumière ! Un avait une couleur orange et l’autre tunnel changeait de couleur au fur et à mesure, passant du vert au blanc/mauve puis au jaune. Mais je voulais du rose moi Π_Π et après, on a vu l’attraction number 1 du parc, les chutes du Niagara mais en led ! C’était vachement bien fait ^__^ on est pas resté longtemps, c’était assez petit.

Day/Jour 10

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[Eng]
Daytrip
Nothing special today… I think we really add fatigue from day to day so we are really tired and didn’t want to do much. We were still in Tokyo but had to move back to Kyoto the evening. So we went to Shibuya for a small trip to see Hachiko and stroll around there. We saw the 109 building but it wasn’t opened yet, we were still too early so we went for a walk around the Yoyogi park, not that far away from Hachiko. The park has some flowers on trees, all pink but wasn’t sure if that was sakura XD We saw a lot of tourists jogging there. Where on earth do they find all that energy XD We also saw a photoshoot happening in the park. It was a traditionnal wedding photoshoot! It was cute ahahha but I think they should have waited for the sakura to bloom, it would have been so much nicer *-* Then we just went back to Kyoto.


 

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[Fr]
La journée
Rien de spécial aujourd’hui. Je pense qu’on est vraiment en train d’accumuler la fatigue de jour en jour. Du coup, on a voulu faire soft et economiser notre énergie pour les 20 jours restants. On était encore à Tokyo mais on devait rentrer pour Kyoto dans l’après-midi. Vu qu’on était tout près de Shibuya, on a été rendre visite à Hachiko. Le seul problème avec cette place, c’est que Hachiko est vraiment à côté d’une zone fumeur… donc on a pas trop tardé Π_Π On s’est donc dirigé vers le bâtiment 109, une sorte de city 2 chez nous mais vraiment plus grand et centralisé pour les filles (il y avait aussi un 109 hommes). Les portes n’ouvraient qu’à 10h et on était arrivé trop tôt donc on a poursuivi notre chemin vers le parc Yoyogi, qui n’est pas très loin. Il y avait quelques arbres en fleurs mais pas moyen de savoir si c’étaient vraiment des sakuras xD Il y avait beaucoup de touristes qui… faisaient du jogging. Mais comment trouvent-ils la force pour encore faire du jogging après toutes les visites ? XD respectttt
On a aussi pu assister à une séance de photo d’un mariage traditionnel. Très beau kimono ! Mais je pense qu’ils auraient du attendre un peu pour avoir les sakuras en fleurs. Et puis, voilà, on est reparti sur Kyoto.

Day/Jour 7

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[Eng]
Daytrip
This day was dedicated to Nara! With its dear deer (ahah i’m so funny 8D). The weather was really good! I had my sunglasses all the time xD. The sun was so bright *–* the tourist information staff give you a map and they indicate you the best route for visiting Nara. The Nara symbol is a super cute deer. It looks so happy!!! That day, Dave wanted me to show the path but my orientation skills are so poor omg even with a map xD he sure made fun of me T.T anyway, we went to eat first, before starting the visits. So we ate an omurice. I took the “japanese” one and it was… weird xD not bad nor is it good, I don’t know, it’s… okay I guess. We then went to a Daiso to buy that fabulous headband with deer horns ahahhaha I look fabulous ‘kay? XD We then went to see the three-stories pagoda, nothing special and we pursued our visits to Kohfukuji. So much deers there! And so much deer poop too! XD I think everyone is really coming to Nara for its deers, nothing more ahahaahaha. We then headed for Todaiji temple and I made a short stop to buy deer’s waffles. It was so funny to feed them! Dave even taste one bit of the waffles… so brave lol. We arrived then at Todaiji and it was really big! There were three mega super big buddhas sitting on lotus flower *–* the temple in itself is small but really tall. There is a souvenir shop in that temple and I saw some really beautiful postcards! I bought a fan shaped one ahahha *w* Afterwards, we went to Kasuga Taisha. We were so tired when arriving there! The path is really beautiful though, with these numerous lanterns. The temple is really nice with orange and white shades. I bought an omikuji with a deer figurines holding the paper ahhaha. It said “really good fortune” *–* (it was in english). After that, we went through the Nara park to go back to the station. We went to Kyoto for the Gion corner, a cultural show. There was tea ceremony, maiko dance, ikebana, etc. I was really lucky to be one of the people to taste the tea! They ask for two volunteers to drink the tea while enjoying the tea ceremony! And it tasted really good and the host was really precise and delicate in her movements. I couldn’t record the scene because I think it’s disrespectful for the host but I lived that moment with a lot of enjoyement. We had directions for enjoying the ceremony that lasted just a few minutes. We could for example eat the sweets only when the host start to make the tea. We also don’t need to wait for the other to be served to drink the tea. And we have to take the bowl with both hands. We then had to return to our seat only when the host stand up. The fragrance of the tea was really good and there was foam formed by the whisk. It was a deep green colour. Really different from what you can get in supermarket ahaahaaa. The only thing I didn’t like is that the tea ceremony was in another scene from the ikebana and koto music. They had limited time for the show so they had to do all three at the same time. I was well seated for the tea ceremony and could see easily the ikebana and koto but the others had to choose what to look at, either the ikebana and koto or the tea ceremony. And also, everyone was seated on the same level… hopefully Dave and I were the first to enter so we could choose the first row. After that, there was a traditional comedy show, all in japanese of course but thanks to the mimics and the actor’s play, we could kind lf understand what was going on. Then we got to see the lion dance with a (small) orchestra. I don’t understand dance at all but the attire was beautiful *-* After that we finally saw maiko! Maiko are geisha apprentices. There was two dances and the kimono were really pretty! Then we finished with puppet show. All in all, it was really charming and for an amateur, a really nice experience.

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Fun fact
When you feed the deers in Nara, show them the waffles then raise your hand, holding the waffles, then bow and raise again the hand. The deer will then bow to you as if it was thanking you for the waffle! Really interesting and cute!! I was doing that at every deer I saw. I think they got raised for that mini show xD because when I tried doing that to a “baby” deer, it was so afraid and really hesitant.


 

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[Fr]
La journée
Cette journée était consacrée à Nara ! Nara et ses daims ❤ Le temps nous était vraiment favorable, plein soleil, super chaud et le soleil aveuglant ! On a été chercher une carte au guichet et ils nous ont même indiqué la route la plus facile pour faire le tour des points les plus importants de Nara. La mascotte de Nara est trooooopppp mignonne ! Ce daim semble si heureux ahahha. David m’a donné les rennes pour faire le parcours mais je suis vraiment très nulle pour lire une carte ahahha et mon sens de l’orientation… x’D Avant de commencer le parcours, nous nous sommes arrêtés pour manger un omurice. J’ai pris la version “japonaise” et c’était assez bizarre. Je sais pas, c’était ni bon ni mauvais XD Après, nous sommes allés à un 100¥ shop pour m’acheter un serre-tête avec des cornes de cerf, trop kawaii ahahah et oui, je n’ai pas honte xD On a débuté le parcours avec la pagode à trois étages et bof, rien de vraiment spécial. On a donc continué notre visite vers Kohfukuji. Et là, il y avait pleiiiin de daims ! Et je vous parle pas des crottes ! XD Le temple était juste en face des daims mais les touristes n’ont même pas fait attention au temple je pense XD On ne s’est pas éternisé là et on a poursuit notre parcours jusqu’au temple Todaiji. Sur le chemin, j’ai acheté une dizaine de gauffrettes pour daims à 150¥ et je les ai nourris. Super drôle à faire, surtout que je me suis fait poursuivie par un daim xD et Dave a même goûté à un bout… super courageux hein xD Une fois arrivés au temple Todaiji, j’ai vraiment été surprise, c’était super grand ! Et il renferme 3 grands bouddhas. Il y avait aussi un magasin à souvenir dans le temple avec de magnifiques cartes postales en forme d’éventail ! Ensuite, nous sommes allés à Kasuga Taisha et avons pris le chemin des lanternes. Nous étions super fatigués x”D Le temple est assez joli, tout en orange et blanc avec des une multitude de lanternes à l’intérieur. Je me suis acheté un omikuji la car il était en anglais et était donné avec une petite figurine en forme de daim ! Trop kawaii ! Sinon, pour mon omikuji, c’était super bonne fortune ehehhehehe ^___^ On a ensuite parcouru très vite le parc se Nara car on était vraiment fatigué et on devait aller à Gion corner pour voir un show spécial avec cérémonie du thé, danse de maiko, etc. Pour la cérémonie du thé, ils demandaient au public deux volontaires pour assister spécialement à la cérémonie, et j’ai eu la chance d’être devant le présentateur et de lever ma main juste devant lui pour être prise ahaahaha. Je n’ai cependant pas filmé la scène car je trouvais ça disrepectueux envers l’hôte. Elle était très précise et délicate en même temps dans ses mouvements. J’ai vraiment bien apprécié ce moment, surtout qu’on nous avait montré quelques indications afinnde profiter de ce moment. On nous avait dit par exemple qu’on ne peut manger les biscuits, gâteaux etc qu’une fois que l’hôte commence à préparer le thé, ou bien qu’on doit aussi prendre le bol de thé avec nos deux mains ou même qu’on doit retourner à notre place seulement quand l’hôte se lève. Le thé était d’un vert très profond et sentait très bon. L’hôte avait fouetter le thé afin de former une mousse et la température était impécable. La cérémonie en elle-même n’a duré que quelques minutes car le show avait un temps limité. Et c’est ce que j’ai trouvé dommage aussi car vu le peu de temps qu’ils avaient, ils ont du montré l’ikebana, la musique au koto et la cérémonie du thé en même temps… Ils ont ensuite joué une pièce de comédie japonaise qu’on n’a pas compris avec les paroles mais bien avec les mimes et pitreries des acteurs. Ils ont ensuite enchaîné avec la danse du lion mais je ne comprends pas vraiment cette danse ahahaaaa. Mais le costume était bien beau. Et enfin, nous avons pu voir des maiko, des geisha à en devenir, danser. Les kimonos étaient super joli *—* Ils ont concluent le show avec une marionnette. C’était vraiment une bonne expérience, en tout cas pour ceux qui ne connaissent pas grand chose à la culture traditionnelle japonaise.

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Anecdote
Quand vous donnez à manger aux daims, vous pouvez leur présenter la gauffrette et puis lever le bras puis le redescendre etc et le daim vous ferra une ou même plusieurs courbettes ! On dirait vraiment qu’ils ont été élevés comme ça XD