Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Japan Photo Challenge

(Pictures of Sean and Hunter Japan March 2007) 
 

We are headed to Japan in 1 week! Despite the fact that I am not prepared at all I'm starting to get very excited (except for the plane ride with 3 kids). We will be visiting friends on the hot humid island of Shikoku and living on an orange farm for two weeks. In addition to sightseeing and visiting the kids will be going to a small Japanese school for a whole week!

We've started a 50 picture photo challenge for ourselves. I'm soliciting ideas so please email if you have any. Our goal is to find and take a picture of each of the items below. We welcome both obscure and and given ideas. We will post the complete list before we leave and will most definitely post all of our pictures when we return. Here's some great ideas we've already received:

1.Totoro
2.Flower we've never seen before
3.A beach sunrise(I'm a West Coast girl)
4.Orange Tree
5.People on a religious pilgrimage wearing their famous white coats
6.Matsuyama tart
7.Japanese student desk
8.A Japanese Fisherman
9.Shoes by the door
10.Woman in Kimono
11.MIKA
12.Family we are staying with
13.Our beds
14.Plane ride
15.Children at school.
16."Fishsticks" (whole fish on a stick)
17.Kendama
18.3 Funny English phrases written on t-shirts
19.Vending machines with coffee in a can, Pocari Sweat, beer, and hard alcohol
20.Soaking in an ofuro or onsen
21.Sitting next to someone sleeping on the train
22.Mt. Fuji
23.A Japanese castle
24.Punk/alternative youth or teen
25.Students in school uniform
26.Girls in groovy knee high socks wearing platform shoes
27.Pachinko parlor
28.Many neon signs in the evening in the cities
29.Shinkansen
30.Traditional Japanese food
31.Red ramen tent stands
32.Children in kimono
33.Couple getting married in their traditional kimono
34.Rice fields
35.Koi
36.Family eating at dinner
37.Table all set up for dinner
38.McDonald's and Starbucks signs
39.Monks in their tangerine colored robes.
40.Hello Kitty
41.Tofu shop
42.Picture of all 3 kids sleeping on the plane.
42.Mario
43.Luigi
44.Japanese doll
45.Japanese Buddha statue
46.Shinto shrine
47.Pagoda
48.Torii gate
49.Japanese garden
50.Shop with unusual sign
51.ukiyo-e print
52.Japanese tea house
53.Someone reading manga
54.Display of manga
55.Japanese flag
56.Maneki Neko or Beckoning Cat
57.Ikebana
58.Infamous square watermelons
59.Karaoke!!
60.Snack aisle
61.High-Tech Toilet
62.Dog/Dragon on rooftop to guard against evil.
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4 comments:

kat said...

what a great idea! Have a super vacation.

What comes to mind are the monks in the tangerine robes chanting while walking and using incense :)

monik said...

NICE TRIP..ENJOY YOUR VACATION...I HOPE SOMETIME YOU CAN COME TO PERU AND VISIT ME AND ZIO.....

Crabby Amy said...

Have fun on your trip...it will be fantastic I'm sure and can't wait to see your pics. If by chance you catch all 3 kids sleeping on the plane ride over, I would take a picture of that! Or anything from their point of view...I love those kind of pictures taken down low where they are seeing/experiencing life! have fun :)

JMP2015 said...

Sarah, What a wonderful way to document your trip. I am truly envious. I am going to pass my 10 year search on to you. Since I was in college I have been on the hunt for the infamous square watermelons. Have a fantastic trip. As intimidating as it seems, travelling with 3 kids in Japan is really a great adventure. You will be amazed by what they notice. Can't wait to hear your tells.
alison