This is just a bit of a picture dump. There’s not much to say here.
This cake was brought out as the “christmas” cake. I assume that it was one sale or something so that’s why they bought it because even Japanese people can tell the difference between “Happy birthday” and “Merry christmas”.
On New Years we first went to an Izakaya (bar with food) and ate and drank, then went to a karaoke box and ate and drank, then we went to a club and drank and finally we ended up at a big temple in Harajuku with at least a million other people who was going to pray for good fortune in the new year. Unfortunately I only have picture from the club and onward.
On out way back home from the temple we saw that all the streets in Harajuku were filled with these cute little food/snack-stands and it seemed like a really cozy place to just walk around. Next New Years I spend in Tokyo I will just walk around the streets all night and skip the club.
On January first (!) the post-man came and delivered a package from my mom:
Two huge bags of Swedish candy! Awesome. We have already eaten one bag and as I write this we started on the second. It truly is better than Japanese candy, even though I like a lot of the Japanese stuff as well – the variety of Swedish candy is unbeatable here.