Sunday, March 1, 2009

Callie and Mama in Otaru with Marimo and Sushi

The day before my mom left we headed out to Otaru - a cute little port town which is a 30 minute train ride from Sapporo.

We strolled along the snowy canal...

















This seagull was trying so hard to catch this artist's attention by posing for him... but he sadly took no notice. Poor gull.











No trip to Otaru would be complete without some sushi... so I took my mom to her first kaiten (conveyor belt) sushi shop! mmmm.... I luuuuuv kaiten sushi...


the prices of the sushi depends on the color of the plates... ranging from $1 - $5 per plate.






































To keep warm we popped in and out of the 100's of glass blowing shops, fish markets and souvenir shops...











We found this awesome shop while strolling around. Who wouldn't want to enter this place which had um... i think a half naked woman in the shape of the island of Hokkaido!?!?!?! hahaha... ahhhh Japan!!! classic.










Also... below the Miss Hokkaido was none other than my best friend - MARIMO!!!!!! yeaaaaah!!!


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