Kobe!

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Even the grates in Japan are pretty First dinner in Japan, with Cathy (aka Casi) Million yen Mangoes A-rt
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Happiness is a stuffed octopus pillow Kaija and the purple parasol (r.i.p.) Throwing parasol shadows
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The Kobe ferris-wheel never looked more striking Milica & the big panda
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Kaija, the giraffe and of course, the purple parasol Chinatown! Kaija looks frightened of the 'fashion' Scary head (part of a series)