Break & Breathe!

  Hello my dear readers!  After a few days of thinking I decided to put the blog again in pause and take a break until next year.  I’m extremely tired once more and my whole body started to give away. I want to take care of myself proactively for once, so I start cutting things…

いってきます….

It’s painful to publish this photo.  It reminds me that my trip there had a closure.  I want to go back to Japan as soon as possibile. Again and again!  This is why I’ve written いってきます (ittekimasu) in the title. This is a sentence said by those who are leaving the house: I’ll go and…

Last day….

  Our plane was very late at night, so we decided to go back to Akihabara for the morning and early afternoon before going home and finish packing.  The highlight of this second trip to Akihabara was the Shosen bookshop. Can you imagine? 10 floors of books, manga, magazines and such! I didn’t want to…

Dinner with friends!

  And the beautiful day ended with an even nicer event.  I met T. more than 20 years ago in Italy. We were both studying in different cities. I was in university studying Japanese and she was studying Italian.  My Japanese professor organized a penpal program and I got matched with T. We exchanged some…

The view!

To be someone who’s scared by high places, I went beyond myself more than once during my travel in Japan.  I took this picture still in the Tokyo Tower. On the upper floors you have two view decks.  After we finished with One Piece expo, we went up to see the view from the first,…

Theme all the way!

If there is something I like of theme parks and such is the full immersion you do in the atmosphere.  Maybe this isn’t the nicest picture I have in my folder but shows my coherence. The quality of the food wasn’t great, to be honest, but it was a fun meal.  Also I have a…

And this is how it started!

You know already that One Piece is my favorite anime/manga ever.  To tell you the truth I didn’t even want to start with it because the pictures weren’t made following my favorite style.  On the other hand, it was about pirates…so I forced myself to check at least the story.  It didn’t take even three…

One Piece!

It wasn’t that difficult, eh?  Yes I was there primarily to see the permanent expo dedicated to my favorite manga/anime: One Piece.  I was really looking forward to the visit.  And I’ll take my time from Monday to share it with you! Have a good weekend!   つづく

Tokyo Tower!

The day after we went to the Tokyo Tower.  I love it! I really do and I’ll stop this post here! Do you know why?  Because I have a quiz for you. Let’s see how good you know me thus far! Why did I go to the Tokyo Tower? For the panoramic view or something…

Manga and anime kingdom!

You don’t tell me you didn’t see this coming!  Honestly this post is kinda self explanatory.  After eating lunch we decided to visit as many anime/manga shops as we could.  At the end of the day, when we dragged ourselves into a restaurant to eat dinner, we realized with shock and disappointment we had visited…