That time in Japan I nearly died…

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Now I have your attention.

Ivan and I went to Japan in October 2016. It was beyond amazing. We loved every part of it. The Japanese people are so considerate, so kind, so courteous, they form the most legit single lines, their transport system is insanely awesome, the food is (insert synonym for amazing here), the night life is buzzing 24/7, the streets are clean, the bushes are green…I could go on and on and on…..

Anyway, back to that time I nearly died.  I am being slightly dramatic (that’s common). I didn’t really nearly die, but Ivan had serious concerns for my well-being. There is a certain statue in the middle of Tokyo at a place called Shibuya Crossing called “Hachiko”. The bronze statue stands as a memorial to a dog called Hachiko, he is remembered for his loyalty to his owner. He sat at the train station and waited for his owner to return from work (hint: he wasn’t coming back) for 9 years….until he died….Ivan thought it would be a good idea to go back to the hotel and watch the movie that was made about this true story.  Now, I am a sucker for true stories so I was all over it.  The movie is called Hachi: A Dog’s Tale.  It stars Richard Gear and more importantly a cute dog called Hachi. I have already spoiled the story, sorry, but what I must portray is the devastation that this movie caused to my heart.  I was crying, like serious crying, like snot all over face crying, like hyperventilating crying, like….you get the point. Ivan was using a towel to clean the mess off my face. This behavior went on for (hate to admit it) a few hours.  Poor Ivan. But you know when the flood gates open and no kind words or hugs can close those open gates. I lost a lot of fluid that day. It was a close call.

We never got a photo of Hachiko because sometimes we are super dumb.  However, for your viewing pleasure I have attached some of Ivan’s work from our trip. If I uploaded everything the site would crash. Peace out!

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Mount Fuji
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Osaka
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Osaka
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Tokyo
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Sunset in Tokyo
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Bamboo Forest Kyoto
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Shibuya Crossing Tokyo
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Ginza Tokyo
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Ginza Tokyo
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Harajuku
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Yoyogi Park
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Tokyo at dusk
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Kyoto
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Kyoto
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Fushimi Inari Shrine
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ivan7107 himself *drool*
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Fushimi Inari Shrine
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Erin, can’t read maps.
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Kyoto on rainy nights
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Tokyo
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ivan7107
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FEED ME
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Dotonbori Osaka

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