Monday, May 31, 2010

It's A Girl!

This year's first beetle has emerged. She is a good size and in perfect shape :)

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Super Famicom

Finally found old SNES cartridges from my high school days. I recently bought SNES at auction for 1600 yen and it came with Mario Kart and 8 other titles. Now I have three Mario Kart cartridges, hmm... I also found another Super Mario Bros. for NES so I have three Super Mario Bros. too.

Sports Day - Calvary Battle

Sports Day - Dash

1st graders 50m dash

6th graders 100m dash

Special Exhibition

1st graders after run

Friday, May 28, 2010

Whale Fat Soup

I don't remember when the last time I had this soup but that was at least 20 years ago. It tasted a little different. Maybe different kind of whale.

The Fat

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Green cola is not green.

"Refreshing Cola Flavor" Pepsi

Imaginary Controller

Found it at a local store. About $3.50. How to play.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Cream Watermelon

I wanted to eat this yellow watermelon since I was an elementary school kid. I expected but it has the same taste as regular watermelons.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Kichijōji Panorama

A couple of panorama pictures of my town, Kichijōji. JR Kichijōji Station and Kichijōji Sunroad Shopping Arcade.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Incense at Sensō-ji Temple

The entrance gate.

The main hall is under major renovation.

Western tourists love this, I bet.

Cover yourself with the smoke which is believed to have a healing power according to a folk belief.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Tokyo Sky Tree

View from Asakusa
When the construction is completed in 2012, the tower will be 634m tall and the tallest broadcasting tower in the world. The current height is 379m and it's already the tallest tower in Japan.

The golden crxphead in front is a beer company building. It is meant to be a beer foam object but people call it golden crxp.

Nakamise Souvenir Shops

Nakamise is the entrance path to Sensō-ji temple. There are many souvenir shops along side of it.

Traditional candies

Kimono(ish things) for tourists from abroad.

Small paper lanterns are very popular souvenir. My mother used to collect them from many places to decorate her izakaya restaurant.

Bushido T-shirt. I don't think bushido goes well with T-shirt.

I wonder who would buy this thing. 55cm big and over $50. Besides, there's nothing Japanese. Maybe Kewpie is saying "I don't know".


One of the largest festivals in Tokyo. Held in Asakusa. Here is a short movie.