When I was thinking about Japan, long time before my first visit, I had cherry blossoms in front of my eyes. I read a lot about hanami 花 見 (custom of admiring flowers). I knew Japanese celebrate it by spending time with friends and families under the trees. I spontaneously decided to go to Japan after my graduation, in November 2013 (Japanese winter). When I was leaving Japan after three months, I was thinking that I have to come back soon. When once again I held one way ticket in my hand, I did not know how long I was going to stay in Japan. Despite my love for Japan, I wanted to come back as soon as possible, because it was really hard for me to be away from Jakub. But it was him who persuaded me to stay longer and wait for cherry blossoms (sakura 櫻 in Japanese). ‘You always wanted to see them’.
It took me a very long time to do this. For very long time I couldn’t even look at pictures or movies which I took in Japan. That caused me too much emotions. I think the approaching end of the year has inspired me to finally do this. I made a film that has a lot of flaws, but even more memories. I invite you to watch a short video summarizing my three-months stay in the Land of the Rising Sun.
As you may know already from facebook fanpage we are both in South Korea, we met after 3 months of separation. This means that I left Japan .. I’m still very close to it but I miss it so much, and I see a lot of differences between Japan and Korea. However, I would like you to write how I spent the last week in Japan.
With Nao (CouchSurfing user, Japanese and a student during holidays) I had a meeting at the main entrance to the station of Akihabara. I reached that station on time but didn’t take into account that it would be so big and for a moment I stood at the wrong entrance. When I realized that I quickly I found a good place, and there I found him.
That night I didn’t sleep at all . But thanks to that I was able to talk with my family (because of the time difference we often have a problem with that) and to pack my things, because I had to change accommodation. I was going to the apartment of two working Japanese, located in another district, 40 minutes by Metro. Due to the fact that they leave apartment before 8am, from the hotel I went out already at 6 and … I was surprised.
Elvis is alive! He lives in Tokyo and there is…more than one person.