Japan at Epcot World Showcase


We really explored several countries while we were at the World Showcase at Epcot.  Instead of walking around the the lake on the main thoroughfare, we went into the shops and in the nooks and crannies.

I loved the Buddah Board!  Painting with water, just for the moment.  It fades away, ready for a new "moment" in minutes.  It was too hard to resist and I took one home.

Starts with C:  Calendar

A 2016 calendar was a great temptation but just would not fit into my decor, as eclectic as it is!  

Everywhere was beauty in the most simplistic of fashion.  

We decided to have lunch at 

The Dining room!
Photo credit: Walt Disney World

The simplicity was beautiful:

Out hostess leading the way down a simple hallway to the dining room.

Our friendly waitress

My sister in law, Kim in the foreground and my niece Shannon watching the cook intently.
We shared the meal with five other guests at our table.  

Starts with C:  Cook!
She was quite fascinating!  From funny stories to amazing skill, 
she prepared the meal before our eyes!

It smelled heavenly!  It was a great experience.

I chose the salmon.  They offered vegetables and noodles and fried rice with it.
The sauces were amazing, three different sauces in the tray above plus a special seafood sauce.
Even with the "beginner" chopsticks I still couldn't manage them.  Forks were also offered.

Afterwards we visited the exhibition of  Kawaii, the art of cuteness!  
After WWII the people of Japan looked inward towards something fun to focus on and the culture
of cuteness was born.  Here is a photo from one of the room full of displays:

It was very fun and refreshing!
The blue glow reminded me of Blue Monday!

Spending as much time as we did in each country we only managed to really explore four of them

It was hard to believe how much each country offered after years of just blowing through quickly to see as much as possible.  

I'll do a blog on each country from this trip.  I can't wait to go back and explore the many other areas we didn't get to.

So for Friday's Hunt post I have Cook and Calendar.  For inside, it would be inside the restaurant!  My favorite picture of the week is this last one.  It certainly represents my love of travel.
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What a fabulous trip! I love that calendar and can't wait to see some of the things you bought. What an experience! Enjoy your weekend. Looks like we may have one good day on Sat....I hope! Hugs!
Michelle said…
I would have enjoyed this immensely. The food looks so good!
How fun! We were there several years ago and had such a great time...your photos make me want to go again! Thanks so much for stopping by my winter projects post, and for your kind comment!
Ida said…
How exciting for you. - Looks like a great place to visit.
Deanies Stash said…
Looks like a wonderful trip!

xo Dianne
Anonymous said…
I've only been to Epcot Center once, and I loved it! I would love to go back and spend more time exploring. Thanks so much for linking up and sharing with Friday's Hunt.
Su-sieee! Mac said…
Fun!I didn't know Epcot was part of Disneyworld. Reading about your lunch has me wanting Japanese food. The Buddah Board reminded me of Etch a Sketch.
bj said…
A trip of a lifetime...fabulous and your photos are wonderful. So glad you enjoyed it all so much.
Sylvia said…
Jeannie Marie, Love the Buddha board. Paint water on the slate then it disappears when it's dry and it's time for a new one. Nice painting. Sylvia D.
Sounds like a great trip and your last photo has a beautiful view.
brokenteepee said…
Epcot is wonderful - I haven't been in more years than I can count but I had a delightful time.
Wow, I loved this ... We live in Florida half of the year now and yet we e never been to Disney! How pitiful is that :(! Poor me! We're from Oregon and have been to California Disney several times over the years, but they don't have Epcot. We really do need to go to Orlando!
This is wonderful and I can tell how much you enjoyed it.
Jim said…
Hi Jeannie ~~ I'm glad your took lots and are sharing your Epcot world pictures. Your "c" word, 'cook', is a nice one. I know you enjoyed the table cooking. We have four Benihana Japenese restaurants here in the Houston area with table cooking. We haven't been to Epcot or Benihana for several years.
SmilingSally said…
Hi Jeannie Marie,

I've been to Epcot and loved it. As you say, the details are impressive. The blue light is blue-tiful!

Thanks for linking in today.

Happy Blue Monday!
What a beautiful country it is. I love Japan so much. It's my biggest dream to visit this country. It's so beautiful and so interesting.

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