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Japan Pavilion
August 20th, 2013

Continuing on from my trip report for Day 7 – I Can Show You The World here is our journey around Japan!

Last time we visited the Japan pavilion, we didn’t get the chance to see Miyuki the Japanese fantasy candy artist – she only performs on certain days and today was a day she would be there! We actually watched her twice that day, so that’s why the pictures below are of slightly different animals!

She really is amazing to watch as she pulls and colours candy and forms it into funky animals! You can’t understand a word she says as she makes the creatures, but it is mesmerising! She does ask the audience what they would like her to make.

Japan is a country I have always wanted to visit, and if I never get to go there, I get to enjoy the pavilion at Epcot World Showcase! I adore the buildings here and all the Japanese décor and surroundings – fantastic!

We didn’t see Matsuriza, the Japanese Taiko Drummers on our last holiday either, so when we saw them setting up, we hung around to watch and listen.

Brilliant to watch and it sounded fantastic. I do love the sound of drums!

After finishing their set, or so we thought, they brought out this bad boy…

…the sound from this huge drum was so deep and you could feel the beat inside you!

I took a short clip on my phone…


The female drummers are tiny – but they have some strength in their arms! After a round of applause, they bowed to the audience and we took a quick look inside the huge Japanese shop. I spotted this book that was written by a blogger friend of mine (and which I own too – it’s so cute!)

I bought a good luck owl for my niece, but not much else. I don’t think we found a magnet or penny press for this part of World Showcase.

We passed Kabuki Café on our way to the next country. Knowing we’d be having lunch/dinner soon, we didn’t buy a kaki gori (shaved ice) but I plan to next time!

Onwards, to America…

Read about the previous day: Day 6: Tidal Wave – Typhoon Lagoon + Dinner at Bahama Breeze

Read about the Epcot World Showcase Pavilions: France | Morocco | Japan | The American Adventure | Italy | Germany | China | Norway | Mexico | United Kingdom | Canada | IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

Read about the next day: Day 8: A Swim on the Wildside: Aquatica + Banana Beach Cook Out + Wildside Bar & Grill « Coming Soon!