My sister had a school trip to Japan. Let’s see what we’ve got~
We got konpeito(clear wrapping with a red fluffy wire), melon flavored candies(green ones), white almond chocolate(light blue and pink on the sides), packet kaki peanuts(orange wrapping) and more konpeito and chocolates. I didn’t like the taste of the melon flavored ones. Σ(゜ロ゜;)
Green Tea! （゜◇゜）
This was for my dad but took a picture of it anyway. ( ￣┏＿┓￣)
Opened it the other day but haven’t tasted it. I think 1 tea bag is 5-10 servings. Not really sure…
Shiroi Koibito! (´；ω；`)
We already had one of these before but a much more big one. Shiroi Koibito means “White Lover”. I think it’s an appropriate name for the product because when you take a bite on one you will be in love with it. (♥ó㉨ò)ﾉ♡
This is a well known product of Kyoto. It has the same texture of a mochi and has red bean paste inside. I’m not really sure if it was red bean paste but that’s what Google said. v(｡-_-｡)v
When I took my first bite on one of these wonders I felt crying! It was so tasty! It’s so soft that it feels like it’s melting in my mouth… I need more! (╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻
Capsule toys~ The Origami Cyclone one was from a local store just felt like taking a picture of it. :3
The Sengoku Basara one was a card sleeve.
Boogie Board~ 〆(・∀・＠)
My sister and her classmates thought that you can save the stuff that you write on it as a .pdf file and hook it up on a computer to view it but unfortunately it doesn’t. So
I claimed it as mine she gave it to me instead. It’s so amazing how technology evolves in such a small period of time. ヘ(￣ω￣ヘ)
The coin. ( ﾟ,_ゝﾟ)
My sister had a lot of coins from Japan. She ask me to pick one and I picked this one because it has a hole in the middle. :3
On the left, 日本国 is read as “Nihon Koku” or “Japan” under those are tree saplings. Under the saplings is 平成十三年 which is read as “heisei juusan nen” or “Heisei year 13″. Heisei 13 is 2001, found it here. If you where wondering how 13 became 2001, You simply subtract 1988 in 2001 or subtract 2000 in 2001 then add 12. As for Heisei it’s the name of the era of Akihito, the current emperor. So the coin was made when Akihito is emperor on 2001.
On the right is a rice stalk, water(horizontal lines), a gear around the hole and the value of the coin. The rice stalk represents agriculture, the water represents forestry and fisheries and the gear represents industry. 五円 is read as “5 yen” or “go en”. “Go en” is good luck in Japanese. As a result, Japanese people often give 5 yen donations to Shinto shrines. There is also a belief that it brings good luck to place a 5 yen coin in a new wallet. We also have this belief, my country men might have picked it up from the Japanese~
Good thing I picked these one. Now I can have Japan and good luck in my pocket anywhere I go! ♪(┌・。・)┌
Well that’s was it! I’ve been very busy with school work~ Midterm is just around the corner.
I’ll try to finish the next reviews after midterms. (シ_ _)シ
Anyway, Thanks for reading and hope to see you again. ☆ﾐ(o*･ω･)ﾉ