Sketchabilities #144 – Shinjuku Gyoen

Just gotten back from my 2nd Japan trip in a year. (Gosh I really love Japan! The culture, the food, the cleanliness and orderliness is amazing!) This time round, it was a trip with my family and we did a fly cruise this time – flying to Tokyo to take a cruise around Hokkaido. Anyway, prior to cruising, we took a couple of days around Tokyo with stops at Meiji Shrine and Shinjuku Gyoen which I didn’t have a chance to visit the previous trip. I must say the greenery in Summer is amazing… and the best part is – its not that crowded.

Without further ado, my layout for Sketchabilities #144 this fortnight features some shots from Shinjuku Gyoen National Gardens!!!!

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Anyway Karan’s really doing an awesome job with her sketches. Some of the upcoming ones after this looks really fun and I can’t wait for you guys to participate in them. :) For this fortnight, (Sketch #144) we have awesome Canadian sponsor Infinite Design Scrapbook Studio who will be sponsoring the prize for this sketch – soooo do participate if you can.

Am using papers from Fancy Pants Design – Office Suite Collection (well the whats remaining of my few papers that is :P ). I did another similar layout with this collection here. Really love the pastel hues in this set and how they go so well with white, not forgetting those cute flowers :)

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A little back story about this scrap: my parents and I were just about to leave the French Gardens in Shinjuku Gyoen when we stumbled upon this beautiful path lined with trees and I thought it would be nice to just photograph a few cute pics of my parents walking down hand in hand! They were really spontaneous about it and so I managed to get a few good memories down in my camera for keeps.

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Love this photo so much! Looks like they’re taking a walk down memory lane…

Anyway, the Shinjuku Gyoen is most famous during the Cherry Blossom season in April.. (but I found some beauty in it in Summer albeit the heat) – definitely worth a visit all year round except winter especially if you’re a plant or nature lover….!

Till next time x

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