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What can I tell you? Hours in Tokyo seem to go even faster: yesterday I spent the Sunday I’ve always dreamt of in this city, which ended with a dinner in a typical Shibuya restaurant with some local friends and a karaoke all together. This morning I have a shooting for the japanese magazine JJ, and while I’m writing you the hairstylist/makeup artist should arrive to my room to “fix me” 🙂
But let’s go back to yesterday… The day started with a visit to the Meiji-Jingu temple, where I was lost in wonder for a couple of hours looking at the kids in traditional clothes and at the prayers/thanks messages from all over the world. These are the photos I love the most, among the ones shot by Richi and me… In the afternoon I hope to be able to write a second post, with all the other photos of the Sunday I’ve enjoyed (including better photos of my look). I also have to tell you about a wonderful second-hand store Rumi suggested me where I found one lovely Mulberry Bayswater golden bag and more. Soon also all the VFNO photos 🙂
Have a great start of the week you all!

Cosa posso raccontarvi? Le ore a Tokyo sembrano scorrere ancora più velocemente: ieri ho passato la domenica che avevo sempre sognato di trascorrere in questa città, che è terminata con cena insieme ad amici locali in un ristorante tipico di Shibuya e karaoke tutti insieme. Stamattina ho invece un servizio fotografico per il magazine giapponese JJ, e proprio mentre vi sto scrivendo dovrebbe arrivare nella mia stanza l’hairstylist/makeup artist a darmi una sistemata 🙂
Ma torniamo alla giornata di ieri… Il tutto è cominciato con la visita al tempio Meiji-Jingu, dove mi sono incantata per un paio d’ore di fronte ai bambini in abiti tradizionali e davanti alle preghiere/ringraziamenti appesi provenienti da tutto il mondo. Queste sono le foto che più preferisco, tra quelle scattate da Richi e da me.. Nel pomeriggio spero di riuscire a scrivere un secondo post, con tutte le altre foto della domenica appena passata (inclusi scatti migliori del mio look). Vi devo anche parlare di un negozio di abbigliamento ed accessori di seconda mano che Rumi mi ha suggerito, dove ho trovato una stupenda Mulberry Bayswater dorata ed altri capi. Presto anche tutte le foto della VFNO 🙂
Buon inizio di settimana a tutti!

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173 Responses to “Meiji-Jingu”

    Adoro!!! mio prossimo viaggio Giappone con tutta la family ;D

    Reply to AP.

    beautiful ! what a dreamy place to be 🙂

    greetings from Paris

    Reply to tiphaine
  • Great pics Chiara!
    Isn't Japan an amazing country?
    Can't wait for this afternoon's post!

    please, visit and start following my new blog!:)
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    Reply to Feelings
  • Wow amazing pictures, definitely a very interesting culture, loving the little children, so adorable! Loved your leather jacket! Can't wait to see your new Mulberry!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

    Reply to CessOviedo

    We have this traditional event (I am Japanese.) when girls are 3 or 7 and boys are 5, parents take children to a shrine to pray for their future…it takes place in November so that's why you saw many girls in Kimono when you visited there.
    I love a Japanese styled wedding…calm and beautiful…hope you find it the same.

    Reply to Anonymous
  • What an amazing adventure! It is what life is all about – maybe not the hair and makeup part, but traveling, learning, exploring – I hope you are having a great time! That is part of the reason I moved to Paris – to be closer to so many unexplored parts of the world for me 🙂

    xXx
    pearl
    http://laperleaparis.blogspot.com/

    Reply to Pearl

    Quel merveilleux voyage tu nous proposes grâce à ces photos de costumes traditionnels.
    Ces petites filles sont trop belles !
    Merci Encore !!!
    Françoise

    Reply to Anonymous
  • che splendide foto,Chiara!quelle ai bambini sono dolcissime!
    mi piace molto anche la foto dove cammini e dietro di te c'é un giapponese che sarà metà della tua altezza…
    buon servizio fotografico!

    Reply to Marina Di Guardo
  • wow! those pictures are amazing! tokyo seems so amazing! xx

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    Reply to eleni
  • This will be a trip you will never forget! The girl in the 1st photo is soooo cute & I love all the Kimono's. Did you know the socks they wear with their flip flops have a special divider for the toes & toe thong?
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    Reply to Adele
  • Beautiful pictures, thank you to share it with us !! The girl on the first picture is so cute !! Enjoy this trip pretty Chiara !! 🙂

    Reply to Caro *

    Stunning setting. Those kids are just adorable. Makes me want to visit Japan!

    Luc X

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    Reply to Luc

    It's fantastic! Sono rimasta affascinata dai vestiti tipici del posto e anche dal tempio….che invidiaa Chiaraaa 🙂

    Reply to Anonymous
  • La cosa che più amo del giappone sono sicuramente questi posti..infondono una calma incredibile..
    Chiara fai qualcosa ai capelli,sono stressatissimi e rovinatissimi..Rovinano l'intero look..

    Reply to LaCrys

    Che carine che sono quelle bambine nei vestiti tradizionali! =)

    Divertiti più che puoi in Giappone! =)

    xoxo Vio

    Reply to Anonymous
  • I love that the children go to the shrine to pray for their untrue, especially after the devastation of the earthquake and tsunami just eight months ago. Have you seen much damage in Tokyo? As for the Mulberry bag, don't you ever feel like you have enough? You must have a different bag for each day of the year and you're only 25!

    Reply to Petey
  • ciao chiara, sono stata a febbraio due giorni a Tokyo per un intervista con elle, e oltre al tour de force di negozi e department stores non ho potuto vedere molto altro!
    Quindi vedere quello che mi sono persa è triste, ma comunque molto emozionante!

    Reply to Anita
  • I like the pictures,great post
    And you look pretty 🙂

    xo,
    themagicstyle-by-nari.blogspot.com/

    Reply to Nari

    amazing photos!!! I really like your jacket!
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    Reply to A

    Si vabbè se è cosi che intendevi le maniche corte d'inverno.. li non so che tempo ci sia ma a Milano d'inverno è impossibile col freddo che fa,roba da matti!!!! <3

    giulia

    Reply to Anonymous

    chiara sei stupenda:con le tue bellissime foto trasmetti una sensibilità straordinaria e ci permetti anche di cogliere gli aspetti più particolari delle persone riprese nel loro ambiente.vai forte! baci frenki T

    Reply to Anonymous

    Ambyr, they are not normal outfits for Japanese kids. Chiara happened to visit the shrine on a very special day where pearents have their kids dressed in a tradiotional outfits called kimono and take them to a shrine to pray for their health and future…(only when girs are 3 and 7 year old, boys are 5.) Kimono is beautiful but tight and rather uncomfortable with loads sashes and pads ! I like it though.

    Reply to mariko

    Wonderful pictures ! Small geisha girl are too cute !

    Reply to C.

    Could you please tell me where this second-hand shop is? I visit Tokyo frequently and would love to go there. Thanks in advance..

    Reply to Anonymous
  • Chiara
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    It was the best experience out there, thanks so much for the lovely comments!

    Reply to Chiara

    Sugoi!! It's all so wonderful!! T-T
    I hope I'll get to see Japan soon too. Luv your posts!

    Reply to Kuro Hime
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