It's the year of the sheep here in Japan thus my first hat of the year was ram horns for the cat
It has been a year since we moved to Tokyo and to say that it is a completely different world is an understatement! Having spent 7 years living in the rice fields/snowfields of rural Japan I was used to being one of a handful of foreigners in town and had come to accept that the majority of my customers were always going to be on the other side of the world, but Tokyo has changed everything.
For a start not only are there foreigners here but they throw lots of hat worthy parties, generally on the top floor of fancy hotels where your bum tingles with fear if you go too close to the windows.
Since arriving we have been to:
The British Chambers of Commerce Midsummer Night's Eve party
A summer BBQ held in the gardens of the Australian Embassy
The Tokyo Highland Games organised by the St Andrews Society Tokyo
A halloween Party to open the Tim Burton Art exhibition in Roppongi
Sponsored by Veuve Clicquot and attended by Mr Tim Burton himself
The Melbourne cup Tokyo organised by the Australian Society
My Aka Tombo ladies enjoying an after race cocktail
Tiffany looking fab in her neon coral Aka Tombo number
And they are just the big parties. Add to this lots of nice lunches, dinners and gallery openings and Niigata seems a million miles away.
I hope your 2014 was just as fun and that 2015 brings new adventures to all of us.