I’m going to Japan in less than four years. That’s the plan. And it’s going to happen!
I found out about Japan Blog Matsuri through Justin’s post in Organization Anti-Social. He really is an expert in discovering new blogs and stuff. I’ve been meaning to write a post on this topic but kept procrastinating. It is hosted by A Modern Girl. When I saw Kuuki and Nopy have it up on their blogs, I know I should type away my own post A.S.A.P.
My reasons are largely influenced by my hobbies I suppose. Not all, but most. =) The most important thing for me is to experience and see firsthand the things I see around the Internet. The list of reasons below is not sorted in any particular order, just whichever that came first to mind.
1. Wonder Festival a.k.a WonFes
The only reason I don’t have as many figures as I wanted is cuz I don’t have the money for it. T.T But that doesn’t mean I’m not crazy about figures. I just want to attend one (or maybe more) Wonder Festival and drool over the lovely figures. I think it’s one of those events figure collectors would like to attend.
It’s a must on my list. When I visit Japan, this is a place I must go. I must see it for myself all the hobby shops that are there. It’s said to be the place for anime fans/gamers/ manga readers and whatnot. I reckon I’ll spend whole day browsing through the stores. Or maybe whole week.
3. Celebrate Hanami
Lovely. It can be in any place – Tokyo, Kyoto or Hokkaido. I imagine it’d be an enchanting experience.
4. Celebrate New Year’s Eve at any temple
In anime, the characters usually spend cold New Year’s Eve nights at the temple, welcoming the New Year. I’d like to try that. I’ll ring the bell, drink some amazake and draw my fortune to see if I’ll be having good or bad luck in the coming year.
Of course I’d like to try genuine Japanese dishes like sushi and ramen. I’d to know if they taste the same as the local ones. Haha. I’m starving already.
6. 1:1 Life-size Gundam
I can only hope it’s there when I’m there.
So there you have it. My reasons for visiting Japan. Care to share with me yours?