Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wednesday In Japan... Mother's Day

A package from Japan

A glass from Kirin Beer. It is a support Tohoku special.
It comes with two beers and the above glass.
Son drank the beers but I get the glass !
The Tohoku area was part of the region  affected by the quake and tsunami. You can see all four areas on the box.
The apple is Ammori's symbol. The beer comes fro Kirin's Tohoku brewery.

Go Hanshin Tigers !
Toritani sometime comes into the Irish Bar my son works at part time.
Can't wait to see a game, they are a hoot, so much fun.

A replacement new safe driving charm from Nara.

Mom, With a big voice I want to say. Always and forever

Thank You !
The white paper is covering a note
 but I wanted to show you the inside pop-up. The Japanese have the best pop-up cards.

You can read what my talented granddaughter wrote.
It is written in "Mia"
It says I love my mumzilla (me) and I want her to visit soon.
Hugs, Miss Mia
Or something close to that !

happy. . . parsnip
music. . . Run With Me,  Keane
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  1. They send you such pretty things Parsnip.

  2. They're very cartoony in Japan.

  3. mia is quite the little artist!


    smiles, bee

  4. Little bit of clarification on Japanese geography. Aomori (lit. Blue Forest) is the prefecture (the Japanese equivalent of a US state) on the tip of Honshu, the main island in Japan. The Tokoku area that was affected by the quake consists of prefectures: Fukushima, Miyagi, Iwate, Aomori, Akita and Yamagata. Of those six, only the four which are on the Pacific Island side (Fukushima, Miyagi, Iwate and Aomori) were really affected. The Kirin plant for the region is located near Sendai city the capital of Miyagi. If you remember any video of the tsunami flooding an airport, that was Sendai. I live near Osaka which is, give or take, the length of California from Aomori.

  5. Hello Gayle:
    We absolutely love the pop up card! It is so attractive and terribly clever. What a joy to have received such a wonderful parcel of goodies from Japan. We are sure that the joy of the parcel arriving is tinged with a little sadness as your family are so far away but it is so nice that think of you so fondly!

  6. Really cute pop up card, especially where Mia wrote on it. :)