TIF 2014 – Part 3

At Day 2 my outfit was the following: My member shirt of Yucky (with her face on it) and my PASSPO Towel put around my head as sun blocker. The last decision was not thought through the end, as I now I didn’t have anything for towel song, you know, the ones were you wave your towel around in the air. Well, well, well… Other (mostly negative) experiences would follow. But we come to that in time. The first show on my schedule was Party Rockets, playing 10:50 on Festival Stage. Very close to the Market Square so I used the chance to look for PASSPO and Ayumikurikamaki goods who weren’t there yesterday as both groups didn’t appear on Day 1. This time I made sure not to stay too long to not miss Party Rockets again. For Ayukuma I bought a shirt and PASSPO one as well, plus Annya banner for my first sister and their Take Off Album. The last one only to get a third akushukai ticket as I had to talk to Annya about her ‘hana takai’ commentary and Yucky, of course. The third I would decide spontaneously. I also took a quick look around the other stalls, but there was nothing else catching my interest. Party Rockets sadly were still sold out on T-Shirts or towels. Continue reading

Nagoya and Teddybears

I didn’t spend much time in Osaka as I knew the town already from my prior trips. I only visited Osaka castle again, but just to get postcards there, and took a look and Shinsaibashi, the shopping district, and Nipponbashi, the equivalent to Akihabara. This meant that I already left for Nagoya the morning of the 23.07.2014, traveling with the Shinkansen. There I encountered a curious problem with my train ticket: I purchased a paper ticket as a the charge for the Shinkansen would have otherwise exceeded my limit on the ICOCA card. No problem there. I was entering the gates of Shin-Osaka station, Osaka, and arrived an hour later at Nagoya station, Nagoya, where I passed the gate again. Continue reading