Li Xiao Lu and an Artist, Hokkaido
// To recap, we signed up and went for Hong Thai Travel’s 8 Days Hokkaido / Tokyo tour package and in this post and the upcoming posts, I will be sharing them via the days (e.g Day 1, Day 2 etc) but if some locations interest me enough, I will share them in details in a post on its own! This is so if anyone is researching on Hong Thai Travel’s tour package, you can have an idea on what to expect. So stay tuned!
The overview of the tour package can also be found here. Day 2, Day 3 and Day 4’s itinerary is already shared in previous posts! Day 2’s post is here, Day 3’s post is here, Day 4’s post is here and Day 5’s post is here!
I didn’t realized that it has been about 3 weeks since I last blogged! When that usually happens, it is either that my life is in a disaster mode or a fun filled mode and people, don’t worry, I’ve been so busy enjoying my life that I’ve yet to have time to blog!
So catching up from the last post on my Hokkaido trip, Li Xiao Lu Shopping Street was not part of our Itinerary and this place closes really early! It is filled with shops and restaurant but when we reach at 7.30pm, most of the shops are closed. The tour guide brought us here for some food souvenir shopping as they offer for up to 10% discount off the retail price for some of the items and it is cheaper than in the airport. So we decided to buy them and pack it into our luggage.
While waiting for the rest of the tour group to finish shopping, I chanced upon an artist selling his prints on the street. I really love his prints as it is brightly coloured and pretty! Initially, I wanted to get one of his print which shows a guy backpacking alone with his pet dog but he don’t have a female version. In the end, we picked a print featuring a couple enjoying their time in the rain. The artist has speech difficulty but his work has been featured in so many publications! He is also really sweet and nice and asked me to pick a postcard print for free!
He gingerly signed and dated the print and packed them up really nicely. He was all smiley and very friendly.
After I asked to take a picture with him above, he requested for us to squat down to take another one! In this pose, it makes a better picture with us together with the rest of his work! Haha.