Hurra for May 17th! We are all dressed in red, white and blue! For me being a Norwegian celebrating this day in 28 degrees is not anyting I have experienced before.
Greeted by the Norwegian embassador to Japan.
Inside the Norwegian embassy.
Norwegian companies doing trade in Japan have provided Norwegian salmon.
Greetings from the King and Queen to all of us that is gathered in Tokyo for this celebration.
Speeches is important on a day like this.
Norway and Japan
Waffles with brown cheese is essential on a day like this.
Unfortunately brown cheese is not made in a place where we experience high temperatures, this is a classic Norway problem.
Hot dogs and ice cream is also essential on this day.
Yes! I won in the lottery!
After the celebration at the embassy we continued our Norway day at Fuglen, a cafe, in Tokyo.
With the celebrations over it is time to get out of Tokyo. I have bought a railpass that is not valid for where my final destination is. This guy have a solution and I am able to pay the difference.
I do not often get impressed by a train, I did right now.
There is a situation, the trashcan is not clean enough, call for backup!
Suzuki again, they had category 1 to 6 where the smallest is 1, this a category 3 car.
Gokayama village that is on the UNESCO world heritage list.
Checking in for the night.
A traditional welcome with green tea.
One of the residents, he made the fire and she was in the kitchen preparing dinner.
It does not get more traditional than this.
Right now I got the joyful message that the fish was prepared in a way that made it okay to eat the head, so here I go!
There might have been some ninja seeds in that meal.
After the meal a traditional bath, you sit while showering and in the mirror you see the reflection of the bath.
Woke up and time for breakfast.
Again as traditional as it gets. Not anything I am used to.
This gets you awake in the morning.