This past March my son Braden and I took off to Tokyo, it had been a dream of mine to take him for years. It was the first time either of us had been to Japan, a country I just had a doozy of a crush on since I was a little girl. Growing up at my house we had one magazine subscription and it was to National Geographic. Each month I would wait for my dad to have the first look then it would be handed down to me. I would look at all the photos and day dream about leaving my home of Vashon Island and visiting all of the gorgeous locations. I longed to travel as a kid, I would literally sit out on the cliff at the end of our property above the puget sound watching the planes take off at Seatac Airport and wonder what cool adventure everyone was going on?? Nearly every year National Geographic would do a story on Japan, and my fav was when it was on the Geishas! To me, the art of Geisha makeup and dress is the perfection of beauty and art, and my love of Japan bloomed from there. From Geisha and The Bad News Bears go to Japan (1978) to one of my fav movies Lost in Translation, books, Travel shows and ooooh Bourdain (you know you all crush on him!) I had to get there! So take a peak at my photo journal, its a lot of food, beauty and love for this great city!
HOW TO ORDER AND EAT RAMEN!
Its simple, walk up to a machine outside the ramen shop, select and pay for your ramen. Next walk in to the shop hand over your ticket to the host and take a seat! Each shop was a blast to visit and most have some signs in english to guide you along your way to slurping up some yummy ramen!