donderdag 28 augustus 2014

KASUMIKRISSTV | Introduction to my Youtube Channel

Aaaah, finally! My precious readers, here I am again! I have been idle for while, but I am back :). I can't wait to start writing blog posts again and uploading them. I recently returned back to The Netherlands, where it is such shitty weather compared to the Japanese weather. But hey, what can I do about that. Although I saw that any time soon the temperature will go up here as well. Pretty pleased about that. Either way, glad to be back!

I just uploaded a new youtube video on my channel. I thought it was time to show everybody who I was. I was planning to upload this a while ago already, but I was so busy! Forgive me preasuuu, hehe.

So yeah... Here you go :D


It would be awesome if you could comment on it or give it a thumps up. It would be even more awesome if you'd subscribe! Haha. Thanks for reading my blog and watching my new video :). I will be working hard on new video's and new blog posts. :)

Have a great day~

zondag 10 augustus 2014

KASUMIKRISSTV | Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival 2014

Another video is up and ready to be viewed by everybody who would like too ^_^! This one is about the Fireworks Festival at the Sumida river in Japan. For me it was the first time to see one here. It was definitely a worthy experience and I am so glad that I could film a lot of it. Last month I made a blog post about it. You can read everything about it HERE.


The fireworks were so huge and pretty. If you look closely you can see Pikachu and a smiley face! 

woensdag 6 augustus 2014

KASUMIKRISSTV | Shared Tables Cafe

Hi there! I just uploaded a new video on my youtube channel. A couple of days ago I wrote about it too. If you are interested read about it over HERE. I decided to film a bit when we were hanging out there, because the place looked so nice and chill.

Down below the video I made



I would love to know what you think about it! Please comment and if you liked it give it a thumbs up ^_^!

zaterdag 2 augustus 2014

JAPAN | Kashiwa Festival - 柏祭


In the last week of the month July a festival was held in Kashiwa. It was so busy, people everywhere! A large amount of food stands were placed alongside the streets. Here and there you saw girls wearing their yukata (summer kimono) and people trying out their favorite snacks they bought from the stands. Impressive taiko drummers were letting us know they were there by making loud beats with their drums. Just to sum it up this festival was a hell lot of fun! (pictures are not made by me, but by others who came with us)



One of Tatsuya's friends invited us to join the festivities. He and his girlfriend told us they wanted to wear a yukata for the festival and they asked us if we wanted to wear one too. Which they arranged for us!

The festival was on a Sunday. Around noon we were picked up to go to Gaku's place, Tatsuya's friend, where we got to change into our yukata. Yuri, Gaku's girlfriend, helped me getting dressed. It was a very impressive process to me.

Grapefruit juice


We came by this nice looking place were they were selling grapefruits with straws in them. I have never seen this, haha. I can imagine this is not Japan's latest invention, but seeing people drinking out of a grapefruit made me very curious. I know people drink out of fresh coconuts with a straw, but not a grapefruit!

So we got in line and the friendly bartender asked me if I wanted regular or sparkling. That blew my mind LOL! They could even add something to it. In the picture above you see how this special drink is made. They put a hole into the grapefruit and mush it up inside. And it was very refreshing, I liked it :D!

*Sip, sip, sip*




Delicious lunch time


Tatsuya looks like an Arabian guy. And I got my pose wrong.


I noticed while being in Japan that Japanese people tend to pose a lot when pictures are being taken. Cute or silly, it doesn't matter! They make any kind of faces, haha. 


Gaku was telling a story about Momo. A child born out of a peach, found floating in water.


It went like: どんぶらこー, どんぶらこー, どんぶらこー.







The food was very good. We ate all kinds of stuff like pizza, broccoli, fried chicken and more. It was like tapas. Underneath on the picture you can see a plate with types of cheese and dried fruits.


He was leaving so he came to take a picture, haha.





Festivities continue..


Right after lunch we went straight back into walking around and sight seeing. It was even more crowded than before! 


Bon odori


盆踊り, bon odori which translates into bon dance. Each region has a local dance, as well as different music. We entered the circle of the dancing people trying to follow the steps. It was so much fun. At first I was hesitant to join, but then I was like aah whatever, I'm not always in Japan XD!

Turning of camera -.-



After dancing we went back home. We took the train at the station and went to Gaku's place first to change into are normal wardrobe. Wearing a yukata wasn't as hot as I thought. We only wore a top underneath so it was quite breezy. Either way the heat in Japan has no mercy, so I was still sweating occasionally hehehe. Though a nice thing was that the yukata had a hole underneath the armpits. WIN!

Aaaah, I hope you enjoyed this posted :). Tatsuya and me have filmed a lot too with our new Sony Action Cam. We call him Freddy... He is like a baby to us.... I will be uploading a video about the Kashiwa Matsuri soon onto my youtube channel, so please watch out for that one if you are interested ^__^!


Have an amazing day you guys~ 

vrijdag 1 augustus 2014

JAPAN | Shared Tables Cafe

Japan is known for cute things. It is not any different with restaurants and cafes. The same goes for this one..

 Image from here.

On a Friday night Tatsuya got to meet up with a friend of his. He works for Shared Tables here in Japan. It is an English cafe and bakery located in the back streets of Aoba. The place is so cozy and fun! I also will be having a video of it uploaded soon on my youtube channel.

"Shared Tables is a place where you can come and enjoy lunch, relax with a coffee and ice cream or even practice your English conversation skills with out British staff members."
"Also featuring a beautiful heated outdoor wooden terrace, it's a fantastic place to come and relax." - Shared Tables





Tatsuya and me had dinner at Shared Tables even though it was pretty late already. We both got a bolognese pasta with a salad and tasty bread on the side. It was very good. Others settled for some panini's. Drinks were served, laughter were heard and pictures were taken. I had a very nice time. And so did the rest~


Damnnnn, I got so brown O_O.


Group picture!



When we were done eating and chatting we decided to walk to Shibuya for some karaoke. After not having done it for a while I kind of forgot how fun it is! We sang a lot of songs together and had unlimited drinks. 

So yeah :). I hope you liked it! 

If you are interested in visiting..

Website

Address 
東京都目黒区青葉台, 3-10-3
Walking distance from Daikanyama and Naka Meguro.

Opening Hours
Lunch | Mon - Sat 11:30 -14:30
Dinnner | Thurs - Sat 18:00 - 21:00