Saturday, December 8, 2007


Got a souvenir from Saipan.

A keyfob of the Saipan's official tourist mascot: a panda with a rhyno horn. In Japanese, "Sai" is "Rhyno" and "Da" is like "It is". "Pan-da" is, of course, "Panda". This Japanese-pun "Saipan da!" means "It's Saipan!".

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


Found some grasshoppers during the bike ride along a local river.

Mantis Egg Case

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Bum Guard

installed under bridge ends; otherwise...

bum commune is formed


at a local river

Monday, November 5, 2007

Rainy Akihabara

30+ years old dudes lining up in the rain to get concert tickets of these girls. walking along this line was such a creepy experience.

Yamanote Halloween

Halloween is not welcomed here in Japan.

Tokyo, Yamanote line subway. It was fun till this point...

Fucktards disabled the lighting.

Spiderman doesn't know how to use public transportation.

Emergency stop at Shinagawa station.

Rainy Shibuya

Sunday, November 4, 2007

US Coins for Sale

6 Quarters for 1280 yen (1 dollar = 114.66 yen as of today). A half dollar coin for 315 yen.

6 pennies for 315 yen.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Bulgaria Yogurt

The most popular yogurt in Japan.

Left - Bulgaria Yogurt (Bulugalia Yohguluto)
Right - expensive version (says something like "domashno" on the gold band)

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Beetle Larva

Born in late July

you can guess what these are.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Japanese Beetle


A larger male beetle.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


Nittai-ji (Japan-Thai Temple). The tmeple enshrines the ashes of Buddha.

You can see Thai flags.

The ashes were given by the king of Thailand.

Stag Beetle

Ohsu Kannon Temple


i'm not kidding. they are scarecrows. thought they were real when i found them.



kuma = bear, semi (zemi) = cicada

abura = oil

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Fishing Trip To Sea of Japan - No fishing pics

Kamiko Fishing Port

The town consists of some fishing ports and lots of guesthouses. Nothing else.

The largest dragonfly in Japan.

I hate them. Just so creepy.

Trash from Korea. You see lots in some areas.


Wednesday, August 8, 2007


as advertised. 350 yen.


Beetle Eggs

Atlas Beetle Eggs (2-3mm)

Sunday, August 5, 2007

World Cosplay Summit 2007

Main Stage - Oasis 21

French Cosplayers

Denmarkish Cosplayers

Spainish Cosplayers

Mexican Cosplayers

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Local Summer Festival 2

Annual family summer festival at Mitsubishi Nagoya Aerospace Systems

Goldfish Scooping

Thin paper scoop

It's little difficult for kids. You get several even if you can't catch any.

Water balloon yo-yo fishing

Hook and tissue paper line

Character mask fishing

Friday, August 3, 2007

Local Summer Festival

A typical local summer festival scene

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

My Nephew My Toy

Walking in Nagoya - Sakae Area

Friendly sign
To Los Angeles, 9000+km to go. Nice.

Common street scene

Election posters for House of Councilors
No graffiti on them or you'll get busted.

Tennis school
It says...
Ferris wheel in the mid city