Welcome to the first Tanoshii Tuesday on this blog! Tanoshii Tuesday, you say? What’s that? Tanoshii is a Japanese word that means fun. I’ve also seen it translated as pleasant and enjoyable. I’ve decided to create a space here just for lighter, sillier posts. Sometimes I come across things in Japan that are fun but don’t fit into my usual travel posts. No promises that I’ll do this every week, but now that I have a nest for official “fun” to roost, maybe I’ll get better at feathering it.
Today’s fun is a collection of snapshots of picture cut-outs. The Japanese love picture cut-outs. We see them everywhere we go, whether it’s an outing to a festival or just to the mall. Sometimes they are ads for products and sometimes they’re just cartoon versions of our surroundings. It never takes much coaxing to get Liam to pose — surprise, surprise — so I’ve amassed quite a few over the last few months. Poor kid gets dragged to enough shrines, temples and shops that it seems only fair for him to have a bit of a giggle, too, when we’re out and about.