Hello...It has been a week and I am starting to get back to normal...whatever that means. As I return to being just Jody once again, I am going to remind myself of my royal treatment from my friends in Japan. Above are some of my Kokeshi Dolls. Japanese wooden folk art dolls. They are as charming to me as the the culture they represent.
This was a tasty lunch I had one of the first days. It is a "Japanese White Peach Parfait." It seemed like a fitting choice considering I hail from the "Peach State." This was such a delight...served in such an artistic way...it tasted as good as it looks. The white peach is a seasonal delicacy. I recommend it highly.
The people in Japan are conserving their energy right now...so this billboard was from a men's clothing store...a reminder of the move to eliminate suit-coats as the air conditioning is being lowered.
This is the Isetan Department Store in Shinjuku...this is where I did my signing. A beautiful store...shopping in Japan is pleasant experience...the artful displays and the courteous service is outstanding.
Takehito made this cute little "Sunny-Side-Up" pair while he was helping me translate...he looked at my flower girls and he saw fried eggs...so this is the happy outcome. Aren't they cute? He is going to make one with a pocket with a slice of toast popping out. Very clever. He studied art in California when he was a college student.
This was my display at the "Bear! Bear! Bear!" shop on the sixth floor of the Isetan Store.
After departing Japan and spending many, many hours on the jetliner...look at what I saw when I looked out my window. Dorothy was right "There is no place like home and nothing better than a pair of sparkly red dancing shoes!"
Have "Is it only August? fun, Jody, the American lady with a fork