These Japanese traditional wooden dolls called Kokeshi melted my heart in every souvenir shop I visited. I just had to adopt one and this little girl with her fancy sleeves and little red bow sold me. She's so sweet! I didn't pick up a lot of souvenirs for myself other than some local art from Kurashiki (yet to be framed, I'll post a photo when it's all glamored up and matted) and a couple of postcards.
I also realize I haven't really posted about my trip other than my digestive horrors on my other blog. I still plan to write while the memories are fresh, but I dove right into studying chemistry in preparation for school in September. good times