Nagoya Castle and Osu with Mom and Brittany

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.

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We had the kids sing songs in English and Japanese to my mom and Brittany.

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They also gave them presents.

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After that, we took the subway to Nagoya Castle.

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Here we are in the construction area in our super sexy helmets.

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A wall decoration at the castle.

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Here are some of the newly restored screens at the castle.

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A cute baby leopard!!

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Brittany and Mom in one of the rooms!

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Me and Teddy love these cute little cats!

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A closeup of one of the cats.

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This room reminds me of this video.

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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.

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This is the main keep of the castle.

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Mom and Brittany in the construction area.

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And here they are in front of the keep.

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This is part of a scaled down model of the castle and its original surroundings.

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Teddy and Brittany “carrying” my mom in her palanquin.

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Me pulling the rocks to test my strength!!

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Brittany, my mom, and me sitting on a replica of the golden dolphin.

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This… interesting statue was in a collection of children’s toys.

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There were beautiful red dragonflies at the castle today!

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The three of us in our beautiful hats in front of the castle!

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A Steelers pride dragonfly!

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We got some Japanese style sweets, too!

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I took them to feed the pigeons at Osu Kannon!

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My mom is shocked at the pigeons’ bad behavior!

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I’m holding the pigeons happily and peacefully.

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But now – they have crossed the LINE!

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Brittany feeding the pigeons.

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Here’s Teddy getting judgey!

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We took them to get delicious fried doughnuts filled with bean paste.

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The pizza place was closed, so we took them to get falafel instead.

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Tanabata decorations.

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My mom is looking COOL.

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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.

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A perfectly timed picture of waiting for the train at Kamimaezu.

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Mom and Brittany watching a baum cake being made.

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I also took them to Mozo!

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Our second meal. Tomorrow we are off to Tokyo to see Hachiko. 🙂

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Marie Elder
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 21:56:16

    Looks like fun….the trip of a lifetime!!!!

    Reply

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