zaterdag 31 december 2005

First Japan trip Day 5 - Tokyo and Shinjuku - 31-12-2005

Today we had a sightseeing day!

First we went to Tokyo central station,
that was build on the hand of central station Amsterdam, The Netherlands

In the station there were a lot of shops and stands,
even this one with Hello Kitty food items.
The cat ear hat I am wearing is from Heart E.

Picture from the front of the station,
I'm not really sure if it really looks like the station in Amsterdam,
since the station is being renovated already for a few years.
(and it still is, 6 years further now)

After walking a bit around we went to Shinjuku to see the governments building.
A lot of high buildings are located there.

Nice decoration across the street of the building.

After this we went back to the station to the underground mall,
here we found a nice noodle restaurant.
The menu was unreadable,
but pointing in the showing window helped a lot with orderin.

In the front the food of my boyfriend and I had noodle soup with vegetables.
It was very tasty!

later we went to Kamiyacho, Tokyo Tower,
on our way to that there was a girl dressed up in Kimono,
I think it is very brave to walk on those shoes,
because the street was very steep there!

Of course the Tokyo tower had to be a little bit higher than the one in Paris.
Only 13 meters haha.. not much!

We went up to the main observatory,
here is a picture of the view, the view was very nice!

I think because it was new years eve it was very busy!

We went down one floor and had some coffee and a piece of chocolate cake very yummy!!
On a other floor we had some ice cream!!! Oh my I ate too much!

Now we went back to our hotel.

It is now 23:12 so it is here almost new year!!!!!
Happy New Year to everyone!!!
I'm going to finish my Vieux (Dutch alcoholic) x cola
and celebrate the new year with my boyfriend!

Pictures by: Hennie Ummels

vrijdag 30 december 2005

First Japan trip Day 4 - Tokyo Ueno - 30-12-2005

Today we decided just to go to Ueno and go to the park but
somehow we did not got further the a toy store..
It was huge! 6 floors.

I really bought too much here! Spend around 130 Euro.
Here are some things: Corps bride figure, Chi figure, Hello Kitty lolita phone strapp,
Minnie Mouse lolita dress dolls, Alice in wonderland key cord,
Charmmy kitty wallet and some more.
Here is a pictures of what my boyfriend bought,
my Chi is sitting on the table and those hello kitty cups are filled candy.

When we saw everything in the store we took the elevator down
and the elevator ended  up outside, very weird.

We ended up with a lot of yellow shopping bags.

We went looking for a place to eat,
after about 10 minutes we found a nice noodle restaurant the food was very nice!

After we finished the food we went back to the station
and went to Starbucks to get some good coffee!

Pictures by: Hennie Ummels

donderdag 29 december 2005

First Japan trip Day 3 - Tokyo Harajuku gothic lolita - 29-12-2005

This day I am wearing my new Baby the stars shine bright hat and Heart E dress.

Finally a picture of me in my warm and nice Metamorphose coat!

Our groceries.

Today we went to a horse riding club in the park of the Meiji shrine..

Horse riding is very very expensive in Japan,
I think it is all 10 times more expensive then here, maybe more!
A lady showed us around in the stables, there were also European breed horses.
Later we went to the Shrine.

So pretty!

After this we headed for Harajuku, the shops!
The first shop we saw was a Snoopy shop!
Very weird! I bought some chopsticks there.

Crepe's are very popular in Japan, crepe with fruits, ice cream and whipped cream.
We also tried it, but it was not so special I didn't like the taste of the crepe.

When we walked further there was a shoe shop with all kind of lolita and punk shoes,
I bought here a cute pair of platform Mary Janes in Black with cute ribbons.
They were very cheap.
After this we went to Closet child, but I didn't saw anything I liked,
so I only bought the Gothic lolita bible magazine no. 19.
After this we went to Laforet, Milk, Metamorphose and Innocent World.
I bought some nice things.
At a other shop bought a cute hanger for my cellphone,
a Mini Mouse dressed in blackxwhite lolita! And a little jewel for my phone!

For dinner we went to eat Kebab and drunk some coffee at Starbucks.

When we were sitting outside it was fun to see all the people dressed different..
Cosplay, Gothic lolita, Ganguru and what's up with all those shorts that girls wear.
Also a lot of girls still have "naked" legs while it it really cold.
I would at least wear tights.

Pictures by: Hennie Ummels

woensdag 28 december 2005

First Japan trip Day 2 - Tokyo gothic lolita - 28-12-2005

After a night with bad sleep we got up.. get dressed and went looking for breakfast.
There was one big grocery shop but that one was still closed so we went to the famous 7 eleven.
Here we bought some sandwiches and milk and strawberry milk for me, very sweet.
After breakfast it was time to go to my first business meeting of the day.

It was with Heart E, I was a bit late because I got lost on the subway station,
so I called to the office and they called the staff member who should meet me.
It was a very lovely and nice girl! She spoke a bit English!
She brought me to their office and there
I had a warm welcome from the staff members and the owner.
They had arranged a interpreter of me who normally is a school teacher.
They showed me a lot of their collection and we got to a agreement,
from this day one Mfashion will also carry the brand Heart E!
When I get back in Holland I'm going to look what to order,
at this moment I bought already a few things as samples.

Because it was so nice there I kind of forgot the time,
and when I looked on my watch I realized I had to go..

So I called my boyfriend if he would like to come to Nippori subway
so we can travel fast from there to Ueno,
where I had a appointment with my interpreter for my meeting with Baby, the stars shine bright.
Again we lost our way at the station.. we had to go to Hard Rock Cafe,
after asking a lot of people if they could speak English,
we finally found somebody who even walked with us to show where it is.
I had never met Myra before, but she is a very nice lady!
We went with her to Warabi station were the Btssb office is located,
Myra and I went to the office and my boyfriend went exploring the neighbourhood.

Very nice building in the neighbourhood.

Here again there were a lot of lovely people,
even the president and director/designer where very kind.
Also I finaly met the girl who replies most of the English emails.
She is so cute! Here we also came to a good agreement, Mfashion also will carry Btssb now!
(At the moment  2011 we don't sell it any more)

The meeting was in the press room, after the meeting we filmed some shots
and a interview for the Dutch TV show RTL boulevard

And they insisted me on trying this outfit on. *cute*

A few pictures of the press room

I bought the black hat in the bottom right corner that day.

It was time to find a ATM again for some money.
After walking around for 30 minutes we finaly found one.
We had dinner in a fancy restaurant.
My boyfriend took a steak and Myra chickenwings and I took sushi,
It was very tasty, only a little too much for me!

Pictures by: Hennie Ummels

dinsdag 27 december 2005

First Japan trip Day 1 - Tokyo - 27-12-2005

Because of my shop I decided to go to Japan with my boyfriend,
to visit some possible lolita brands for the shop.


We arrived around 9.15 in Tokyo Narita, from there we took the train to Nippori 
and the subway to Minamisenju, Tokyo.
It was very hard to get to the hostel with our luggages, 
I guess I'd brought too much gifts! 

Me and my boyfriend in the train. 
(I've had black year for several years)

On my way to find a ATM to get some money! Because I wanted to check Marui one out! 
(Gothic lolita department store)

It was very cute to see all those lolita shops together! 
And I was amazed about how some shops were decorated damn very good!! 
Only a pity all the shops were small and did not have a lot of stuff in stock.
I bought only two things. 
A lucky bag thing from Heart E which was very cheap 
and it had cute things in it and something else.

After this we went to take a look at closet child (second hand lolita store)
Here I bought a very cute black x white skirt with print and bustle from Victorian maiden.
We did not take pictures in these shops because it was not allowed.. 
The following days I have arranged to film/photo at some other shops.

We were very hungry so we walked a bit around...

we didn't knew it would be so busy at the subway in the evening, so strange! 

Pictures by: Hennie Ummels
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