Monday, January 10, 2011

walking around

Saturday, Satoshi had his German class and he also wanted to see 2 samurai flicks.

I wasn't interested in seeing these movies, but had errands to run, so we did our own thing.

There is a huge bronze (I think) relief near Daimaru, I took a picture of part of it.

They are currently building an addition to the Osaka station and the "old" things are being done away with, figured I would take this picture to preserve part of it.

The day was beautiful and clear. The air was really crisp.

While waiting at an intersection, I took a picture of the reflection.

Then crossing the street, I noticed this Red Bull Mini, I think it is the same one I spotted in Tokyo a couple years back, it had a Tokyo license plate.

I also went to check out a new building in Osaka called Chaska. I think it is a combination of Chayamachi & Osaka.

The building was designed by Tadao Ando, a famous Japanese architect.

Inside of this building is Osaka's largest bookstore, Maruzen & Junkudo.

7 floors of books!

They even have a pretty nice selection of English books and magazines too.

I stopped into Mister Donut for a little rest and snack.

Their angel teddy donut in strawberry.

He looks a bit homely because of the freeze dried strawberry bits.

I dug out the cream filling because it was fake whipped cream.

They also supposedly added calcium to make it more nutritious...sigh.

Overall, it was a good day, got all my errands done and got to catch-up with the changes around the Osaka station.

p.s. today is a National Holiday (Seijin no hi, Coming of Age Day) and we are off to visit with MIL.

13 comments:

Japan Australia said...

I love the Red Bull Mini. I don't think that I have ever seen it before in Japan.

Robert said...

Nice blog :) Nice to keep up with it. I've seen a bunch of those Red Bull minis in London too.

Jonathan said...

HEHE Sorry the donught was a disappointment, guess my standards are lower then they used to be! Thanks for the update on the Maruzen & Junkudo I cannot wait to visit.

Michael said...

Many thanks for sharing this story.

I'm an japanese food lover and I love Japan too...


Michael
http://r.evie.ws/view-review/a-touch-of-you-lin-s-japanese-kitchen

K and S said...

hope you get a chance to see it J-A :)

that is cool Robert!

no prob Jonathan, I find MisDo sometimes hit or miss, hope you enjoy Maruzen & Junkudo :)

Take care everyone.
Kat

K and S said...

Thanks for stopping by Michael :)

Take care.
Kat

Patzie said...

I don't understand, why everything is so cute in Japan!

I would hate the fake whipped cream as well. I usually don't eat whipped cream coz most of the time I find it blant and tasteless. So unless it's good fresh whipped cream, I would just skip it.

K said...

That bear donut is adorable, too bad it didn't match in taste :o/

K and S said...

I guess being "cute" is a good marketing technique Patzie :)

I know K! I often find things at MisDo hit or miss.

Take care you two.
Kat

Deb in Hawaii said...

Looks like a good way to spend the afternoon. The donut is really cute--bummer it wasn't a wow. ;-)

K and S said...

so true Debinhawaii!

Take care.
Kat

Rowena... said...

Angel teddy donut in strawberry?! Ok, never mind about the fake whipped cream, but it is so cute! 7 floors of books sounds like a great place to browse.

K and S said...

Actually they had strawberry, caramel or chocolate, I was in the mood for strawberry that day Rowena :) I wish it were 7 floors of English books and not 6 floors of Japanese & 1 floor of English :)

Take care.
Kat