I’ve retold this story many a time for friends and family alike, but I’ve never written about it here, which feels like a glaring flaw on this blog. This is because, as it was my first experience in Japan, I would say that even though it wasn’t when I moved to Japan, it is certainly important enough to document (at least in my mind anyway). So what happened? How did I get there anyway? And what made it my first night so memorable? To tell the whole story, we have to start back in 2012.
My first time going to a Kabuki (歌舞伎) show and the significant reunion was in 2015. I stood in a striped black and white shirt and a black vest finished with a black skirt in the Ginza (銀座) district in Tokyo (東京) in front of the theater, Kabuki-za (歌舞伎座), holding onto the strap of my purse and my phone waiting nervously, hoping I’d be easy to spot. My eyes darted around, trying to find someone I knew in a sea of faces.
Let’s talk about one of the staples in my make up bag – “Mary Kay Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover”! And yes, I’ll consider this as a valid item for a make up review entry. Good make up requires a good remover if you want your skin to look good after use, after all, and this thing is the BOMB!!
A long time ago, I was a gaijin (外人), or foreigner there. I was fresh off the boat in Japan with a tiny studio apartment. I didn’t even have a phone at the time. None the less, I was determined to experience EVERYTHING I could in this country. And I learned early on to ALWAYS GO FOR IT when in the land of the rising sun. Trust me, it’s worth the risk. 😉
Get ready for a cosplay tutorial! Today I’m walking you through the process of how to make this wonderfully, functional, useful thing – Ichigo Kurosaki’s Fabric Sword Sheath!
Because May 24th, 2020 was a milestone in this particular artists’ life, the month of May’s featured artist spotlight this year is the “King” himself, Matsushita Yuya (松下優也). This year, 12 years after his first debut, Yuya Matsushita turned 30 last Sunday – which is hard to believe considering how long I’ve been a fan of his! So let me tell you why. 😉