September 19 – 23 was what Japan calls, Silver Week. It was a 3-day stretch of holidays that fell right after the weekend. It’s a rare occurrence that Silver Week falls during this time – you can read more about that here. Anyway, we decided this year to take a short trip somewhere in Japan during the first few days of the holiday to commemorate this rare occurrence! I searched high and low on Air BnB for a place close to the ocean but of course, I was too late and literally everything was booked during the few days we were planning on doing something. Finally, mom suggested we check out the mountains. Sure enough, we found a house in Narisawa – a neighborhood close to Mt. Fuji, known to be close to the famous Five Fuji Lakes.
I decided to do a 4×4 album for this short trip because I just felt a project life spread wasn’t enough for the amount of photos we took and stories I wanted to record. I am almost regretting a 4×4…maybe a 6×8 album would have been better but oh well. What’s done is done and so far I’m enjoying the process. 4×4’s are so easy in that you feel zero pressure to really do any embellishing. I’m focusing on the photos and stories and if I get to embellishing, go me! Anyway, onwards with the album!