Oh, it is so good to be back in Hilo after two weeks in Japan during the Golden Week Celebration. Normally Japan is crowded but during this holiday time the tourist attractions seemed even more packed with families on vacation, We had a great time anyway....eating and shopping our way through Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima, Miyajima and Kyoto. Yup, it was a hard-on-your-feet trip and makes me understand more why Japanese are, in general, very thin. At the start of our trip, we did a quick look at the Japan Hobby and Craft Show where surprise, surprise, we saw Joy (Joy of Crafting) who was busy doing demos/classes. Checking out our favorite craft stores, we discovered sweet dessert decorations and resin jewelry are still very popular. I really hope we can get these crafts in our Ben Franklin Stores. As I unpack and catch up with blog reading, I'll leave you with a few photos from our trip. My husband took most of them with help from my critical viewpoint. LOL!