Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tokyo Winter 2012

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Afternoon chai.

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朝ご飯。

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Condensation!

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Dinner without the food.

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Cutest. Stamp. Ever.

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Winter morning sun.

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Leftover Quinoa salad.

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Tokyo is a really incredible city! I've been indoors a lot lately because it's warm here in my mini-me Shimokitazawa apartment and I work from home. There's been a lot of chai, a lot of coffee, a lot of hot water bottles, constant heating, some trips to Tipness, a spot of 1Q84 reading, sadly no Nihongo study, and some work on my new Tokyo Guide...but when I go out I'm always inspired! Everyday I experience something that brings a smile to my face.

- cute Japanese boys wearing beanies in Tokyo cafe kitchens.
- the girl at Shibuya station, Inokashira sen section wearing black and white polka dot pants.
- cooking nabe.
- getting door-to-door from my apt to Shibuya by train in 15 minutes (ten mins by mamachari!)
- the LoFT Valentines Day section filled with every chocolate / chocolate wrapping / sweets cooking set item you could ever imagine. Also accompanied by the token LoFT Valentines Day song!
- eating mikan.
- the craft + design sections at my favourite Aoyama bookshop.
- being able to watch an english movie (in english) while running 7kms at Tipness.
- being interviewed and photographed for a Japanese newspaper.
- waiting for snow.
- having meetings with Japanese editors and publishers.
- wearing pom pom gloves and riding my mamachari.
- spotting pink and grey stripe trucks.

and wondering around taking instagram photos. I am hellosandwich on instagram if you are so inclined.

I hope you've having a lovely week Sandwiches.

Love Love
Hello Sandwich
xoxo

Note: My dear friend Kazumi-chan read this and commented "Your this post was moving my heart ! You tell us "LIVING in Tokyo". Oh she is so sweet!

27 comments:

  1. ebony, your optimism is always so infectious ! and the sweetness your instagram shots equally so ^^
    now that i'm back in tokyo i'm looking forward to going to one of your workshops again (would have gone this upcoming saturday but i'll be in nikko...!)

    and congratulations on all your features in various media, you deserve it <3

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  2. Love these kind of posts. We have had to cancel 2 trips to Japan over the past 2 years, but hope to get there this year (fingers crossed!).
    Kelly xo

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  3. Love your ictures and love your blog.
    Japan is a beautiful country, which I hope some day meet.

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  4. wow your life in tokio it´s very interesting :D I want to go there someday
    I love the firts photo, chai is very yummy
    I also have instagram, I´m going to check yours

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  5. After enjoying your blog for a long time, I finally decided to follow you on Twitter. Best decision ever - you're one of my biggest sources of inspiration! :}

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  6. Ooh how far through are you with 1Q84? I've nearly finished book 2 and I'm itching to start book 3 as it's so good!

    Where you live looks beautiful!

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  7. you're making a new Tokyo Guide? I can't wait! <3 and im already a follower or yours on instagram, i love your style so much!

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  8. lovely pictures as always :) I do agree with you, Tokyo is awesome

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  9. oh you are so so sweet. i love your blog

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  10. Beautiful pics! I sure love your cute dish and glassware!

    xo
    cortnie

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  11. Hi Ebony
    Just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed reading your posts lately. I really miss Japan at the moment and am living vicariously through your gorgeous images and stories!
    I thought you might get a giggle from this:
    http://lifeworldsanddreamscapes.tumblr.com/post/17023904095/murakamisadvice
    Tanoshinde ne!
    Cath

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  12. Ahh this cute little list is so heartwarming. Haha, Loft is such bonanza of romance at the moment. It's practically exploding with hearts! I hope you're enjoying 1Q84. I just finished it and wasn't disappointed!

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  13. Every time I read your blog, I want to move to Japan. I don't think I'd ever find a job though so it would be short lived :P

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  14. a great photo, I love your blog.

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  15. Tokyo or Japan was never part of my top travel destination until recently. Your blog makes me want to go there soon. I even want to live there. LOL.
    But that's not financially possible.
    More power!
    http://inspire-imagine-create.blogspot.com

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  16. i love seeing your photos on instagram. thanks for sharing your part of japan...

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  17. I really love your style. Your blog is always amazing.
    And couldn't agree with u more that living in Tokyo is amazing.

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  18. That's such a pretty glass with dots!

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  19. And these are all taken with you iphone? Amazing, I really need to start using instagram because I've seen so many lovely photos being made with it.

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  20. Your photography makes my heart sing.

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  21. hello, hello sandwich!
    i'm new in and i would like to tell you how i love reading your blog. It makes me happy, it gives colors in my grey parisian days and make me SMILE :)
    so many thanks !

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  22. Hearth moving post and such a beautiful,simple and precious list! Afternoon Chai is a must in winter, I enjoy it myself very much.
    Let me say I love your cups and mugs: may I ask where did you purchase the one on the top (yellow)? It looks stunning :)

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