Sunday, August 21, 2016

Usai in Japan 2015 - Senso-ji / Asakusa Shrine

Hello my dear mauw-mauws,

after days full of Shopping and consumption, Mochi and I wanted to have a more "cultural" day again and we decided to make our way to the shinto Asakusa shrine / Senso-ji. Both are the most popular of their type in Tokyo.

The more we got close to the area the more crowded it got. The shrine / temple area is a real hot spot, but no surprise, it is simply gorgeous:

 At the Chozuya, a sort of water ablution pavilion, you actually can purify yourself before entering the main shrine.

five stored pagoda

 Next to the shrine there is the buddhist garden with several buddhist temples:

Mochi at Awashima-do

The sign of "O-Waraji" is a lucky charm and should support you in being a "good walker" by touching it.

Nakamise Street, the street of approach to the temple, is lined with a lot of small shops in old japanese styled huts. You can get a wide range of souvenirs and dishes here like f. e.  Kimono, Robes, Buddhist scrolls, T-Shirts, pendants, noodles, sweets...

..but the street is very crowded @___@

Askusa Shrine is a MUST see when you're in Tokyo. Its quite fascinating entering the "old / traditional" Japan admidst the loud, hectic Tokyo.

Thank you for reading! <3

Sunday, August 7, 2016

8. Golden Rhenania - Schloss Augustusburg Brühl

Hello my dear mauw-mauws,

last sunday the 8. Golden Rhenania Lolita Meet-Up took place and the Location for this Meet-Up couldn't be any better: Schloss Augustusburg in Bruehl.

I love this dress so much p__q / it is from "Metamorphose, temps de fille":  Fancy Egg

I went to Schloss Augustusburg already two years ago as part of another Lolita Meet-Up (1. Castles & Princesses - Lolita Meet-Up in Brühl ) and felt in love with the beautiful Augustusburg Palace and the gardens.
Due I had partaken at the guided tour already, Kuraude and I used the time for a lot of photos and simply enjoying the beautiful premises:

lovely Kuraude in lovely red 

We attracted the attention of quite a lot of people and they were all friendly and polite, asked whether they could take a photo with us and why we were wearing such fancy dresses. Some people just adressed compliments. <3
Sadly, those above written reactions are quite outstanding, usually not a single Lolita Meet-Up Ends without cathing up some silly comments and/or opinions you actually didn't asked for. But this time - not even a single one (this day is a turn-up for the books!)

Well, before we then had a seat in a nearby cafe with the whole lovely Lolita crew we need to take a group photo of course:

Thereafter we chatted for 3-4 hours in the cafe Time flew by very fast and the cake and cacao were both very delicious. I really had a fun day and looking forward to the next "Golden Rhenania"-Lolita Meet-Up in around two months. XOXOXO