Finally, I am able to blog this special entry about the Glicopia East (a.k.a. Pocky & Pretz Factory) tour we attended last December! :")
We weren't allowed to take photos of the factory itself but I managed to take some photos during the tour.
Thank you Iida-san for arranging this memorable trip!
Where all the yummy Pocky are being made! :O
Because it was a very special day, I prepared this Pocky print bow! :D As worn by Rilakkuma ^^v
A panoramic view of the whole place with kids running around, haha~
Glico's iconic pose~
Super sleek and cleaaan!
The perks of being a foreigner .. I managed to snap some photos like a ninja during the introduction :))
I wasn't aware that it wasn't allowed *_*
The lady was very polite and told me privately about it. Thanks Onee-san!
Vintage Pocky and the new Pocky! <3
How Glico started...
Vending machines back in the day~
Kids can watch a short film in 30 seconds (or less) and they get a free caramel candy / toy after!
The toys from the vintage vending machine..
It was super sunny & I was being such a huge fan...
(hence this kinda awkward photo hahaha)
Ninja photo! :D
Pocky for the hearts day~
After the tour (which was in pure Japanese btw), we all went to a room where we could play a trivia game.
After which, elementary kids (huhu) can go and experience the mini factory! They were having a deco pocky session *envy* ;_;
You know you're in Glico when :)))
Symbolic heart for the heart-shaped caramel candy + kids in the tour
(You could say I was the only "young adult" that time. Hahaha!)
Happy Happy Kaila :D
Just in front of the Glico building, there was a souvenir store for all their items! I was soooo soooo haaaaappy *_* I think even happier than the kids almost half of my age lololol
Pocky balloons in the store. I want the strawberry balloon pleaseeee!
(Maybe I should install the freebies in my room too?)
POCKY SHINSHU KYOHO GRAPES.. in GIANT FORM *_*
Nino + Pocky = <3 <3 <3 <3
Hello Kitty collaboration ^^v
GIANT Chocolate Pocky boxes I wanted to hoard.
Not really a fan of PRETZ but I am always amazed by their new flavors now and then :)))
If ever I'll have a design studio in the future, this photo is my inspiration haha~
Pocky box that I impulsively bought + my face :))
The tour lasted for 2 hours only so we decided to have our early lunch at my favorite restaurant, Royal Host. <3
Super yummy ;_:
Chisa with Iida-san's super cute daughter!! So chubbbbbbbby!!!
SUPER DELICIOUS I CANT EVEN
All the stuff I got + bought~
One of these will be for the big January giveaway, hihi! :3
After the Glico tour and lunch, there was a nearby Shimamura store~! This is my favorite ladies' fashion shop because they offer super cheap yet fashionable clothes! :)
Winter fashion ~ me likey!
Fluffy and warm room wear booties!
Creepers you can purchase for 2,500 and below!
NOT BAD NOT BAD
SUPER WANT *_*
Wish I had many bedrooms I could decorate with all these squishy pillows~
Spot Chopper's hat! :)))
My coordinate using Pocky's colors, haha~
And then there was a nearby recycle shop / second-hand store...
I discovered that cute oversized cinnamoroll bag for only 300 yen I think *_*
This small hello kitty bag matches well with my coordinate! Haha :P
It was like a "family day" because we went to many places (it felt like we were on a fieldtrip haha)
That's my brother and his little one, Chisa~!!
When I'm with Chisa... she makes this funny faces! Haha, cho kawaii jyanaii?
Bonsai Art Museum my brother was crazy about. :D
ZEN and wabi sabi~
I was really not into Bonsai art before but upon coming there and seeing how beautiful the mini cherry blossom tree photos.. I went *_*
Make your own bonsai out of origami cranes.. such a creative idea and inexpensive one, hehe :P
Maybe everything in this area costs around 100 million yen or something *_*
Found these flyers about Saitama~
Wish I can go to the Doll museum next time! :D
For some reason, this entry felt like a paid advertisement for my city, Saitama.. haha! :D
Hopefully you guys enjoyed the photospam as much as I enjoyed arranging everything ^^v