Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wednesday In Japan...

My Wednesday post about my life in Japan.
Small gift from a trip to give to family and friends.
These little gifts are from my favorite rest stop on Awaji Island.
Not the simple gas station with a 7/11 like in America, this one has two fabulous restaurants, fast food, parks, amusement area with Ferris wheel and the most wonderful shopping court.
Packaged Okonomiyaki with very happy octopuses.

Pressed sugar

Soft cookies in the shape of Chestnuts, filled with Amaguri a sweet chestnut paste.

Sweet Potato cookies

Cookies and crackers, some filled with figs or the famous Awaji sweet onion.

More onion crackers

Cookies, many filled with sweet red bean paste

The best custard in a cup. It has a kawaii (cute) cow as a mascot.

Awaji Onions looking at the rolled filled cakes.

Awaji Island is also famous for their Limes.

Cute lime mascot.

Awwwww cute Onion.

This is where you can find me, looking at all the phone charms and key rings.

I have a wall of these " kawaii" charms.

kawaii. . . parsnip
music. . . Kaza No Toor-Michi, Joe Hisaishi
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  1. oh how fun! i have a reader (friend) that is in misawa now, her hubby is navy stationed there. she is having some problems but has a good attitude and will work it all out. i spent 24 hours in tokyo once!

    smiles, bee

  2. Hello Gayle:
    What an absolute delight, a veritable Aladdin's Cave of goodies and all to be found, if we understand correctly, at a petrol station. How very different from those in the UK where only the most basic, and usually very unpleasant, groceries included, items are for sale.

  3. What beautiful little gifts these are Parsnip - it all looks as though such care has been taken with their presentation.

  4. Oh so cute! I love the little cows on the custard cups. :D

  5. «Louis» approves of the cow mascots for the custard...

  6. I love these posts. It shows me a whole different world that I will never be able to see live. Your blog is the next best thing.