Last Days in Tokyo + A Santa Hotel?

These photos were among the last on my photo card before we were evacuated from Japan. I wanted to share some of the better ones. It's a random assortment, but they make me smile...

The adorable mascots of Casey Fiance's Tokyo team. Best mascots ever!
And check out my kimono! I'm obsessed. It's vintage and I can't wait to do a shoot with it.

 At the St. Patty's game, we got to meet a fantastic Irish band called Johnson's Motorcar. They were the halftime show and were such great energy. Check them out on iTunes!

 Irish frolic circle!

 The little sweetheart I nicknamed "Baby Starfish". She's one of the players' babies.

My girl Mai on the sidelines - best blogger in Tokyo!  I'll miss you little one. Congrats on your Vogue Japan project!

 After the big earthquake, we spent a lot of time outdoors... in open areas.

Like the Prince's Palace...

We also stumbled upon a really great garden...

 Gotta love bamboo

 Hey koi fish! They were friendly.

The night before we flew out, we said a hurried goodbye to a few of our Tokyo Apache peeps - players, significant others, staff, etc. It's crazy how close you can get to people in just a few short months. I will never forget the amazing courtesy and hospitality of the people in Japan and the sweet souls I met along the way.

And finally for your last installment of STUFF YOU WONT SEE IN AMERICA:

A Santa Claus-themed hotel

No, we didn't stay there. Yes, I did walk across the street from our hotel to take pictures.
If small Japanese people in elf costumes aren't serving you hot cocoa when you walk in the door and they don't put candycanes on your pillow in the morning, that whole operation would be a huge let-down for me.

Tokyo - I'll never forget you!


  1. It looks like your trip was pretty amazing!


  2. Hi,Lizz!
    I'm IKU (Rob&Joe's friend)do u remember me??
    Checking ur blog everytime:-)
    U must be having awesome Tokyo days!
    I wish we met more early...
    Waiting u visit Tokyo again someday<3
    miss u and Sarah so much.

    From real Tokyo girl IKU. haha

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