Pocky!! Now that makes me miss Japan. Wonderful report, LilTeacup and my compliments to Shellie May for her lovely photos. The menu one was my favorite!
Someday you'll have to ride the train in Japan. They request that all cell phones be turned to silent mode out of respect for your fellow passengers. People actually followed the rules and hurried to the space between train cars if they needed to take a call! What a peaceful and enjoyable way to travel.
Hope you and Shellie May travel again soon so we can see more photos of your adventures!