I was so excited to have my mom in town for a visit and to show her some the many reasons why I love Japan. The two of us headed down to Harajuku on her first Sunday here and loved wandering this lively area. The train station was abnormally busy, it was absolutely body to body. But, the Japanese are very orderly, no pushing or shoving, just politely exiting.
Our first (of many) character sightings. Watch out Matt! (I actually found out that this character phenomenon has a name- yuruchara, or soft characters. They represent everything under the sun, I have no idea what this one was selling. There is even a yuruchara grand prix competition. Future blog?)
Call me traditional, but I am not a fan of the bee-bop down the aisle/gimmicky weddings that are so popular now. The beauty of this wedding procession was in it’s simplicity and reserved respect for the magnitude of the occasion.
I am so glad my mom was able to see this small glimpse into Japanese culture. More of our wonderful visit to come!