I feel fabulous at the moment! The days are getting brighter, the grey clouds are disappearing with each passing day and the sun is often coming out to say hello. Birdies are chirping in the early morning and the nature is awaking slowly from hibernation. I think it is a good sign that spring has arrived in Switzerland~
But the environment is not the only thing that has changed: pretty ballerinas, pumps, high-heels… Easter bunnies and many many chocolate eggs, which you already can buy in many stores…shirts, skirts, dresses and bikinis, in all possible colour variations. I look forward to the moment where the world is turning colourful – bye bye gloomy winter days!
At just the right time, I got my package from Japan. Actually I was looking for some cool tattoo tights, but somehow no one could fully convince me, so I ended up buying knee socks and knee-socks-looking-tights. I bought them on bisoku.jp. They have a wide range of tights and (knee) socks at reasonable prices and another great thing: they ship worldwide.
PS. I just had fun to make a video of my purchase ^^
As promised, here are the impressions of the Japanese “Thank you”- Early Spring Festival in Basel. We arrived just at the right time to pick some delicious Sushi from a big flowerbed. It was an amazing idea to put the Sushi on the salad leaves and garnish with floral radish and rabbit apples (the typical way how Japanese cut their apples for an Bento Lunch box). It was a marvellous flower garden. May I should try this out when I invite my friends for dinner the next time – would be awesome as an appetizer.
Beside the concerts you could buy Wagashi (traditional Japanese confectionery), sweet and savoury breads, Bento lunch boxes, Arare (Japanese rice crackers) and other yummy stuff from the land of the rising sun. I was standing in front of the Japanese bread stand *omg* they a wide choice of buns, it was very hard to decide. I ended up buying a アンパン(Anpan; bread filled with red bean paste), a 揚げあんぱん(Age-Anpan; fried bread filled with red bean paste) and a クリームパン(Kurimu Pan; bread filled with cream). Mhhh~ *tottemo shiawase!* *very happy*!
Kumon Leysin Academy of Switzerland 2013
Hello my Lovelies!
My yesterday was pretty awesome! I really felt that I was in Japan for one day. I have been to Leysin (which lies in the French part of Switzerland and was far faaaar away from Lucerne) to have a look at the Kumon Leysin Academy of Switzerland (KLAS), a high school for Japanese. I have never heard about this school before and by pure chance my Mum told me that there is a Open House Event on Saturday 16 February 2013. And lucky me didn’t have any school lessons yesterday, so I took this chance to go there with my Japanese Otaku Friends.
The Event was actually a kind of a Bunkasai – a Japanese Cultural Festival. People who are interested in the school or those who would like to enter the school are welcome to see how the atmosphere and the schoolwork are like. The classrooms turn into restaurants or cafés and the students perform dances, concerts and plays. (May some of you know it from Mangas or Animes ).
At KLAS you could attend to Tea Ceremonies, watch how one makes Mochi (Japanese rice cake) and at the performance area you could listen to traditional Japanese music concerts. Some scary moments you could experience in the Haunted House. The restaurant offered delicious Japanese food; Katsu Curry, Negitoro Don, Nimono and many more food were sold at generous prices. Furthermore, you could try on a Yukata/Kimono, try your hand at some Japanese games like Kingyo-sukui, Omikuji, Origami or Kendama and at the Calligraphy room, students wrote your name in beautiful Japanese letters. What surprised me the most was that almost all activities were free.
As you will see, I made a lot of pictures, so this post might be heavy! And I edited a video which is full of marvellous impressions of the Open House Event.
Thank you to my friends, who made me laugh a lot on that day. And Arigatou to all the Japanese boys and girls, teachers and helpers of Kumon Leysin Academy of Switzerland, for this awesome Event! It made so much Fun at KLAS and I look forward to participate again next year.
I has been such a long long time ago, since I have seen soooo much snow!
The rucksack of a J-Otaku *lol*
Kawaii Onigiri & Rilakuma
I love Japanese Yukata and Kimonos (´-ω-`)-♡
I chose Katsu Curry *_______*
Free Mochi for all *mhhmm* ((=・ω・=))
Trying on a Yukata [>ω<]
Group photo shoot!
When you start once, it can become addicting xD
PS. When you appear somewhere on the photos, please feel free to contact me, if you want to hide your face or delete the picture.