Otaru is famous for glass art, and I bought the above glass at a gallery shop. Love.  In case you are wondering, below is the not-so-pretty glass that I made in the 20 minutes trial class (too much bubble).  But it was fun. I am going to try it again.

The other day, in Tokyo, my family got together for a Christmas/Birthday lunch at a fancy restaurant.  I took some photos on my way back.  In the background, it’s the Tokyo Tower.  Red leaves (momiji) were beautiful.

I’ve got some nice presents for Christmas from my family and friends.  Here I just want to show off a picture book my mom gave me.  It’s an Italian picture book, totally gorgeous.  The title is something like “I wish I had”, but of course I can’t understand what it says.