Here is where I start losing track of what day of the trip I'm on- there are a buttload (I am not being that crass, folks, this is a real unit of measurement referring to barrels or something) of pictures where I am wearing this dress....and while I might have worn it twice, knowing me I seriously doubt it. So these are pictures from what is probably the first half of the day when I am wearing this yellow floral dress. Clearly is was quite the eventful day.
So, we started off the day by driving back from Monterey to a Sunday Flea Market in San Francisco. LOTS of fun junk to sort through.
Here I am excitedly sporting my spoils. I found a cute little cream sixties shift dress for 10 dollars, and a vintage red flower brooch for 3. We also found this cute little music box and delicate Japanese wood cut:
Things were generally priced pretty high for a flea market, so unfortunately there were other dresses I had to pass up. After the Flea Market we headed over to Japantown. ooohhhhhh Japantown. I can't even tell you what that place holds for me. it's not THAT big or anything, and I think the average person could be done with it in about two hours, but we spent like 4 1/2 there if that give you any idea of our level of enthralment.
They had two japanese style malls complete with little fake sakura trees and sand gardens, and bridges, tons of awesome restaurants, a pagoda square, food stands with food we've missed like Tai Yaki and Dango....and....RILAKKUMA, he cutest cutest japanesey bear with the cutest cutest face that makes me go weak in the knees whenever I see it. We also spent about an hour in the supermarket there, buying all kinds of fun items from Japan.
I am head over heels in love with all the cutesey little animal everythings in Japanese shops. I freak out. Ryan makes fun of me because I almost collapse at the cuteness. When I saw this set of owl tea cups, teapot and cream and sugar bowls I just about died.
And here's me fuhreaking out over rilakkuma again.
After ogling at ots of cute shops we got hungry and found an awesome little noodle house with really good sounding ramen on the menu. They house make all their noodles daily! We split a bowl of char sui miso ramen. sooohohoo good.
This picture really doesn't do the dish justice....There's something so great about the earthy murkiness of miso broth, and this flavour coupled with the handmade noodles was amazing! Ryan was probably picky over all the real awesome ramen he's had in Japan, but as I've only had a fraction of the authentic ramen he has, I thought this was pretty delicious.
After getting stuffed on noodles, we went in search of fun snacks and found a dango stand! next to a replica of the osaka castle! It was almost like being back....okay not at all, but it was the closest we can get right now!
okay have I totally tuckered you out with pictures? because this is only the first half of the day! hopefully I haven't exhausted our interest. we sure had fun.