Thursday, June 28, 2012

More Cool Japanese Gift Wrapping

I finished my final Japanese gift wrapping class. I now have mad wrapping skills. ;)

Here are some examples of the techniques I learned in the last few weeks.

This is actually the back of the box, but I wanted to show off my folds.

Bamboo Shoot style.

Yes, I made the pretty flowers.

Gift envelopes for money or gift cards.

More cord work.

Sunday, June 24, 2012


Beware! This post is filled with many, many pictures of cuteness.
Please click on photos to see them larger.

Yesterday our travel took us to Nagano to see the Snow Monkeys!

As you can see, it was a beautiful, clear day. (No rain.)

For those interested in visiting, after parking in the lot, it is a 1.6KM hike up to the park. Strollers are not recommended.

Our second stop was at a fruit orchard where we ate cherries that we picked.

The cherries were lovely. The bus ride home, on the other hand...