June 9, 2010

I, I, I, Went to Tokyo


printed blazer: h&m in tokyo. dress: akiko via bergdorf goodman. scarf: borrowed from my sister.

See that Fanta Melon Soda? I have been craving this ever since I got back to NYC. The only place I've found it is eBay, where the going rate is $7 for a 500mL bottle! Insane!


At first, I was sad to see how gloomy, overcast, and rainy the forecast was during my time in Japan. But, if you let yourself, you can see a totally different kind of beauty in the rain.


Throughout Nara Park, you can buy "deer cookies," a short stack runs at about ¥150. The deer have very sensitive noses so as long as you're holding the cookies, they won't leave you!

leather jacket: topshop, floral top: h&m in tokyo, pencil skirt: american apparel

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conveyor belt sushi in omotesando hills, amongst a sea of some of the most beautifully designed stores (comme des garcons to prada to tsumori chisato) i have ever seen. japanese street fashion in shibuya coupled with outrageous street food to match. rainy, overcast days and a rainbow of umbrellas. immaculate, lush gardens. neverending greenery. shinto shrines and buddhist temples. women in kimonos tucked away in alleys. rows of lanterns. deer, shinto "messengers to god" bowing before your feet. bright green melon fanta. the antiquity of nara. the immense respect for tradition in kyoto. hidden treasures tucked behind every corner.

more photos available here.


  1. WOW. Such amazing photos. I really think that Japan has to be one of the most beautiful places on earth. Beautiful people, culture, everything. And did that dear just come up to you? I love animals. Very cute.


  2. Beautiful images! We see a book in your future.

  3. Beautiful shots. Very colorful with depth. Love the umbrellas and the deers. The food looks yummy too. It seems like a trip of a life time :)
    Dreams do come true. believe in power of intention.

  4. Looks like an amazing trip. Love the blazer but that food keeps on taking my eyes away.


  5. This is so beautiful, its my dream to visit there one day.

  6. wow nikki your shots of kyoto are cinematic. easily film stills.

  7. That is SO exciting! I've always wanted to go to Tokyo...lovin' your H&M blazer...


  8. i want to go to japan to feed those deer alone. my boyfriend is japan-obsessed and has spent two summers there, but i've yet to drum up the cash or culinary adventurousness to make a visit.. pity.

  9. beautiful images. would be a great trip.

  10. This is so beautiful, its my dream to visit there one day.


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