day 1. slept in and missed our first tour. nevertheless the flight getting to japan really drained us so the sleep did us a lot of good.
don't know if you heard over the news but the week we staid in tokyo was the coldest they have ever had in nearly 40 years. it was so cold it even snowed a little... didn't stop us from going out and exploring though... (oh and one thing you need to know about tokyo and its surrounding suburbs is that it is huge! think brisbane city and multiply that by 10)
our drawing class room &
day 3. most of it was spent in transit to kyoto city (2 hrs on the bullet train). we found it extremely efficient and clean. no graffiti in sight. the train itself, once it has stopped in tokyo was cleaned from top to bottom. (my kind of place!)
the dinner was followed by an hour performance at a small theater which showcased all the different traditional arts in japan preformed by geisha's and samurais.
the highlight of the night was being able to capture a maiko (apprentice geisha) on her way to an appointment.
day4 and 5. did a little shopping at the astroboy museum.
while exploring the city we bumped into a parade... what it was for we will probably never know. but it involved this colourful cart and all these little children dressed in traditional outfits. they were so cute i just wanted to take one home.