|2012 is the year of the dragon. Even Kitty-chan dressed up!|
Tokyo is usually a little empty, as most people return to their hometowns to spend time with their family. Although I luckily got to partake in some of those traditions (I sampled some foods, visited a shrine, and received gorgeous postcards), my own celebration was a bit more low-key, and centered around staying home: literally not leaving the house.
My friend Nicole was visiting from Kyoto, so we just lounged around the house in our pajamas and Christmas socks, and only left the house when I had the brilliant idea of baking cookies. Most shops are closed on New Years day and the following days, but thankfully we gathered enough ingredients for some creative baking (as well as a crêpes feast, take two). It was the laziest of days that ended with a shochu kampai ('cheers', in Japanese) with the rest of my house mates... not a bad way to spend the first bit of 2012.
|Food binge + baking ambition|
Happy New Year!
Love from Japan, and many thanks for reading and for your lovely comments and messages. xo