Today, we all rolled out of bed super early – me due to excitement, Mom and Brittany due to jet lag. I made us breakfast, and then we headed off to mine and Teddy’s school.
We had the kids sing songs in English and Japanese to my mom and Brittany.
They also gave them presents.
After that, we took the subway to Nagoya Castle.
Here we are in the construction area in our super sexy helmets.
A wall decoration at the castle.
Here are some of the newly restored screens at the castle.
A cute baby leopard!!
Brittany and Mom in one of the rooms!
Me and Teddy love these cute little cats!
A closeup of one of the cats.
This room reminds me of this video.
In this room, you could see how the various nailess joints are put together, and you can try putting them together and taking them apart.
This is the main keep of the castle.
Mom and Brittany in the construction area.
And here they are in front of the keep.
This is part of a scaled down model of the castle and its original surroundings.
Teddy and Brittany “carrying” my mom in her palanquin.
Me pulling the rocks to test my strength!!
Brittany, my mom, and me sitting on a replica of the golden dolphin.
This… interesting statue was in a collection of children’s toys.
There were beautiful red dragonflies at the castle today!
The three of us in our beautiful hats in front of the castle!
A Steelers pride dragonfly!
We got some Japanese style sweets, too!
I took them to feed the pigeons at Osu Kannon!
My mom is shocked at the pigeons’ bad behavior!
I’m holding the pigeons happily and peacefully.
But now – they have crossed the LINE!
Brittany feeding the pigeons.
Here’s Teddy getting judgey!
We took them to get delicious fried doughnuts filled with bean paste.
The pizza place was closed, so we took them to get falafel instead.
My mom is looking COOL.
We always see this place, and it is SUPER CROWDED. We finally got to go in today. The inside was not as amazing as I had anticipated.
A perfectly timed picture of waiting for the train at Kamimaezu.
Mom and Brittany watching a baum cake being made.
I also took them to Mozo!
Our second meal. Tomorrow we are off to Tokyo to see Hachiko. 🙂