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!!!!


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 :)


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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