Monday, January 9, 2012

Happy new year 2012

Since we came back to Japan, I have been very busy... overcoming our jet-lag, laundry, e-mail and snail mail (got 25 letters waiting...) and reading though all the beautiful X-mas and new-years cards.
There is one thing, we were eager to eat: Jinanbo-Ramen !!!!
The store is located near Muu's pet hotel and so we ate these Thai-style Ramen before we picked him up. They taste very different from "regular" Ramen but they are very deliciously flavoured with Coconut-milk and other spices.

The next day we went to Ukitake-shrine to greet the new year.
That shrine is over 700 years old and has a lot of ancient paintings and sacred rocks...

In the evening we took a lovely walk through Tenjin, had some great food at the Hakata Harp and at a cozy restaurant, called "Gaza". Actually, I wanted to take some more pictures, but we were mostly in the mood chatting and laughing, so I totally forgot. Well, I will do so next time ^_^

Today, on our trip to Shikanoshima we were totally surprised to see the very first Cherry-blossom this year. It was the only one and the tree is located at an Onsen (hot-spa) and since Shikanoshima is the warmest place in Fukuoka, it might be the reason, why it already came out.
Now I really look forward to Hanami-season... even if it will take about 10-12 more weeks.
But first I will be busy working on my new big painting for the upcoming show in Tokyo and on some other pieces. Also need to catch up with my mail... >_>


  1. Hallo Julia!

    Vielen lieben Dank für dein nettes Kommentar! :)
    Die Prüfung werde ich schon überleben und dann geht es hoffentlich schnell weiter.

    Deine Bilder sind wie immer toll, aber ich kann mich nur auf die Suppe konzentrieren und würde am liebsten den Monitor abschlecken... mmmhh.

    Liebe Grüße

  2. Liebe Christina,
    vielen, vielen Dank für Dein liebes Feedback. Nochmals alles Gute für Deine Prüfungen. Das Essen hier ist echt fantastisch und Fukuoka hat ein tolles, internationales Flair. Da kann man jeden Monat kulinarische Weltreisen unternehmen. Vielleicht kommst Du ja auch mal hierher ;)
    Liebe Grüße,