On October 6, 2010, the Japanese ladies in our Culture Club took us to the Edo Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum. It was quite interesting to see some buildings and items from Japan's past.
These are my FAVORITE trees in Japan, in the fall anyway. (My absolute favs are the cherry blossoms, but these are my fav fall tree). They have these orange blossoms and smell AMAZING!!!!
These Japanese kids were outside playing. Some were on stilts and others were rolling hoops with sticks. Very old school- I loved watching them!
We stopped for lunch at a restaurant in the museum. They served us soba noodles. They are served cold, and you dip them into the soup broth on the side. They were pretty good, and were served with green tea of course.
Check out my use of the chopsticks- it's pretty much not even a big deal anymore, after living here almost 2 years now.
After walking around a bit, we stopped for a drink. The ladies bought us these drinks that tasted a lot like cream soda. The bottle was the coolest part of the drink.
You push down on the green top part and the marble pops into the drink, and then it is open. So fun, and delicious.
At the end of the day we went by one more building which was once a house. A lady was showing how they used to cook, and tend the fire.
It was a great day and I learned lots about Japan's past and of course strengthened my friendships with the other ladies in Culture Club.