いつ? (itsu)

exploring the expanse of kyushu with the loveliest of companions—what a grand experience it has been

my group’s name was kōkai: japanese for voyage; a mighty adventure across lands

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wearing a yukata in a ryokan
shopping at hakata
 

 

ebino plateau

shopping sprees

ancient anatomy

half-buried tori gate, steeped in volcanic ash
bento lunch at fukuoka futaba
museum artefact at the kyushu cultural museum

usa shrine
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red bean dumplings along the streets of dazaifu

 

 

kagoshima kurobuta かごしま黒豚 (black pork)
catalysts of my evaporated self-control

dazaifu tenmangu omotesando スターバックス コーヒー
shopping with jill
how many A1s is too much to pray for?

chōzuya 手水舎
airi, our english-speaking companion
 

fukuoka futaba sports day
cards for our guide and bus driver
 

at the museum

fudo pond

mindfulness at a serene lake
at the top of the world

sakurajima volcano research centre

my buddy for the day, sora!

on top of mt. sakurajima
sleepyhead
goodbyes at the airport
shiba inu (?) through glass windows at kagoshima 
kagoshima train station 
ms wong’s treat

 

2 hours of hiking
half-buried tori gate, steeped in volcanic ash
bento lunch at fukuoka futaba
museum artefact at the kyushu cultural museum

at the museum

fudo pond

mindfulness at a serene lake
at the top of the world

sakurajima volcano research centre

my buddy for the day, sora!

on top of mt. sakurajima
sleepyhead
goodbyes at the airport
shiba inu (?) through glass windows at kagoshima 
kagoshima train station 
ms wong’s treat

 

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met an old family friend at fukuoka international airport
loot
ebino plateau えびの高原
 

field investigation
dazaifu 太宰府市
kagoshima kurobuta かごしま黒豚 (black pork)
catalysts of my evaporated self-control

dazaifu tenmangu omotesando スターバックス コーヒー
shopping with jill at hakata-ku 博多区
how many A1s is too much to pray for?
スターバックス
purification at the chōzuya (手水舎) before entering the shrine
airi, our english-speaking companion
大宰府天満宮
 

sports day at fukuoka futaba (福岡雙葉学園), our sister school
cards for our guide and bus driver
 

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hakata ramen (博多ラーメン)
umegae mochis (梅が枝餅) from midoriya (みどりや店頭)

on the grand hunt for our key card
in desperate times of no alarm clocks
airport
hello kitty cafe @ t3 ハローキティカフェ
 

toilet break at iyo (川 登)

day 1 lunch at 割烹ひぐち(kappou higuchi)
kaiseki-ryōri (懐石料理)

play area at our first hotel, hotel nampuro (ホテル・南風楼)
kumamoto port (熊本港)

sakurajima island (桜島)
shiroyama park (鹿児島 城山公園)
fusion dinner ジェイドガーデンパレス

 

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