Uji. Uji is a little town full of history. It is between Kyoto and Nara, was where the aristocracy of Kyoto once summered, and where the last few chapters of the Tale of Genji take place.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
As some of you know, Gus loves Anpanman. Anpanman is a character created by Takashi Yanase after WWII. Yanase believed sharing food is one of the greatest things people can do and that is what Anpanman does, he feeds the hungry. His head is made of anpan, a sweet bun filled with red bean paste, and he gives people his head to eat if they are hungry. His Uncle Jam is a baker and bakes Anpanman new heads. Anpanman is EVERYWHERE in Japan and I know this because Gus can spot his picture from a moving train. When we learned there is a Anpanman museum in Kobe we knew we had to take him.
Here is a video of Gus getting all excited about Western Anpanman and the "ho-shees."