This is my FIRST EVER BLOG POST! Get Excited ! I just screamed a little on the inside (LOL) !! WOOT WOOT! Okay okay.. enough pachanga; let me start off by telling you how obsessed I am with Japan. It all started about 8 years ago when I was introduced to the Japanese culture via the memories of someone I once knew. I heard stories of how amazing the Japan was to visit, how everyone was so respectful, and how both weird and traditional hang in a balance there. From that moment on I was intrigued. My interest for all things Japanese grew with each passing day.
This person showed me their pictures and snippets of the videos that they took on their trip and not only was the culture amazing but so was the scenery! My goodness, how beautiful the landscapes of the Japanese Gardens contrasting with the concrete jungle in Tokyo ! Sighs.. I was awestruck! My desire has grown so much over the years that I will soon be booking my VERY first trip to Japan with my Anime obsessed, Japan loving, ying to my yang Husband.
In the meantime, I tend to purchase a lot of Japanese treats over Amazon; like their snack boxes and Japanese Kitkats!!! Did you know that since the year 2000 there have been over 300 limited-edition regional and seasonal flavors of (yes you read that correctly) Kitkats created? So, yes I will DEFINITELY be bringing back a duffle bag full of KITKATS when I go to Japan (hehe). Of course, it’s obviously not all about the snacks and candies alone; Japan’s food scene is MY LIFE! If I could eat one country’s food forever it would be Japanese food for sure. I’m obsessed with Okonomiyaki which I recently tasted and fell in LUST with (Picture and dish details + restaurant info will be posted in “Restaurant Reviews’” tab soon for my Miami residents and Miami vacationers), Sushi, Gyoza, Age Tofu, Ramen, Sashimi, Seaweed salads, etc..! All are so flavorful and amazing. OMG and their TEA ! I LOVE genuine Japanese green tea. Matcha green tea is my favorite! You can use Matcha to make so many delicious things; seriously amazing (stay tuned for recipes).
So yup, can you tell that I LOVE JAPAN and I’ve never been but I feel like I have already! Oh and can we talk about Hello Kitty? I’ve been Hello Kitty obsessed since I was a child; I’m 31 and still obsessed btw (picture for reference below). Did you know that they have a theme park much like Disney but dedicated to Hello Kitty? You KNOW I’ll be going there! I can visualize myself already; taking pictures with Hello Kitty, riding the Hello Kitty themed rides, eating all of the Hello Kitty shaped foods and twirling around in circles with a giant smile on my face haha !! Speaking of cartoons, Japan also has some pretty awesome ANIME like “Attack on Titan”, “Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood”, Hellsing, Berserk, and Death Note. I can’t tell you enough how cool these are and how YOU MUST WATCH THEM 🙂 … NOW LOL!
Any-who, so yup that’s it for my blog on my Japan obsession. I hope that you’ve taken away some cool info and maybe you too will soon book a flight to Japan. Oh and if you’ve ever been, feel free to comment ! I’d love to read what you have to say about Japan and if you have recommendations those are welcomed too!
Arigato & Sayonara (until my next post)- Guavette