Sunday, May 29, 2016

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Chair legs and feet get cold too! I love that they're animals and bought the pandas! 🐼 #chairsocks #panda #alpaca #daiso #japan

Sunday, May 22, 2016

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I couldn't help but make more sumo cookies for today! Enjoying our Sunday in Tokyo at the last day of the 2016 May Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan. This is our first time seeing sumo and it's been quite an experience so far! I believe they're heading to Nagoya in July but will be back here in September. #相撲 #sumo #sumowrestling #sumotournament #tokyo #japan #sumocookies #decoratedcookies #royalicing #icingcookies #icedbiscuits #katieskookies #ケイティのクッキー

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

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Lunch with a view today at Mercure Hotel in Yokosuka. #Japan #MercureHotel #横須賀

Monday, May 16, 2016

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It's a big day for hundreds of families at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka and NAF Atsugi, Japan. The USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), embarked Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet Staff and and “Golden Falcons” Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 12 returned home. Happy homecoming! 🇺🇸 #militarycookies #ussblueridge #happyhomecoming #militaryhomecoming #usn #usnavy #decoratedcookies #royalicing #icingcookies #icedbiscuits #katieskookies #ケイティのクッキー #Yokosuka #Atsugi #7thFleet

Monday, May 9, 2016

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She's 12 today and was my Mother's Day present in 2004. We joke that she's our little kama'aina. Time has flown by so quickly. It's such a cliché but they do grow up too fast. #holycrap #whiteplains #hawaii #barberspoint #happybirthday #お誕生日おめでとうございます

Sunday, May 8, 2016

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Happy Mother's Day! 💐 My daughter made this card for me in Japanese class and I think it translates into "I love Mom." Hope all the moms have a wonderful day and if you're on my side of the world I hope you had a wonderful day! 🌏#happymothersday #母の日おめでとう #japan

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

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Back at my favorite cafe, this time to celebrate Childrens' Day tomorrow, May 5th. It's a big day here in Japan and is known as Tango no Sekku. It celebrates good health and happiness for boys and carp flags/banners/windsocks are flown. 🎏Thanks for the company, @margarettewolfe! #こどもの日 #Kodomo no Hi #koinobori #鯉幟 #carpstreamers #goldenweek #ゴールデンウィーク #latteart #Kamakura. #鎌倉 #ラテアート #Japan #japanloverme

Friday, April 15, 2016

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Out for an evening stroll down Dankazura on Wakamiya Ōji Street in Kamakura. The sakura trees were ripped out and replanted this year so it's not nearly as beautiful as it was when we lived here from 2008-2010. I took photo at the top of my blog in this spot in 2009. #鎌倉 #Japan #若宮大路

Thursday, April 14, 2016

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Spent some time at HARRY Hedgehog Cafe (#ハリネズミと触れ合える空間) in Tokyo today. We had so much fun and are anxious to go back. I made reservations last week before word about this place spread all over the Internet...thank goodness! 😉 #hedgehog #hedgehogcafe #ハリネズミ #tokyo #japan #japanloverme

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Sakura Everywhere 🌸

I found this post in my drafts folder and can't believe I forgot to post it...last year!!! Sakura season is very important here in Japan. Stores are decorated and festive the way we decorate for Halloween or Christmas. They're incorporated in food and drink and below are some examples of what I bought last year. I also included a picture of cookies I made.