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06 September 2007 @ 08:10 am
Pictures.  
Not captioned yet, but here are my pictures from Japan. Feel free to comment with questions. :)

http://anysize.org/~ashi/japan2007/
 
 
 
Casandra Seid: sweet essencejia_yan on September 6th, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC)
You've done exactly what I did when I visited Japan. I took hella pictures. Speaking of which, I hope to go there again soon. I would like to go to a university in Japan for a MA or PHD in global studies. I'm looking at Sophia University.
ashi: ai-khan!!!ashi on September 6th, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)
Cool, good luck! I hope to go back in December 2008. I want to completely avoid the muggy / mushi atsui weather.
Nikithespatula on September 6th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
yay pictures
Däch: Japandach on September 6th, 2007 07:55 pm (UTC)
Segoi ne
I like that you took a lot of pictures of, well, ordinary things, that I think paint more of a picture of Japanese life than the more touristy items do.
It's funny, I took a picture of the same Colonel Sanders statue in Akihabara that you did:

Is it wrong that pictures of Japan make me feel homesick?
ashi: Me on Gaiaashi on September 6th, 2007 08:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Segoi ne
I took quite a lot of toilet pics, huh?

The Colonel is shiny, isn't he?

I don't think it's wrong. Reminds me, the smoking situation seems to be slowly improving, having read your description a while back. I had very few situations where I was exposed to cigarette smoke for more than a few seconds.
Arielmadtom_o_bedlam on September 7th, 2007 12:02 am (UTC)
You take pictures of odd things.

I think I need captions to understand why we begin with a photomontoge of your bathroom.

I do like the lady who is in two places at once though
ashi: charybdisashi on September 7th, 2007 12:05 am (UTC)
Captions will be fun. :) Though I might copy and paste "Look, a jumping monkey!" for several of them.

Bathrooms are interesting. In the first place, the shower with the awkward tub drained onto the floor, which had a drain in the middle...
Debbiecheesybunny on September 7th, 2007 12:02 am (UTC)
Yay pictures!
Awesome pics of UFO catchers :)
Sorry I missed you the other day.
ashi: bunny!ashi on September 7th, 2007 12:05 am (UTC)
No worries. Let's go for a drive to Ojai or somewhere like that soon.
Debbiecheesybunny on September 7th, 2007 03:26 am (UTC)
OK!
TJcheeseboy on September 7th, 2007 04:00 am (UTC)
Pronounced "oh hai" =)
ashi: give wayashi on September 7th, 2007 04:27 am (UTC)
hai!
Zyx W. Vut: JWelton Pinhole: zyxwvut on September 7th, 2007 01:58 am (UTC)
WorldCon
No more WorldCon pix than that? %-} Or am I just looking in the wrong place?

Z

P.S.: Did anybody take party pix?

ashi: zeroashi on September 7th, 2007 02:05 am (UTC)
Re: WorldCon
I didn't get a whole lot of Worldcon pics. These are of the party room:





I knew I could get that html right. :)
ashi: arrrr!ashi on September 7th, 2007 02:06 am (UTC)
Re: WorldCon
The party room, as set up, before the party got going. Once it got going, it was considerably darker in there.
Jilljill_mbs on September 7th, 2007 04:26 am (UTC)
The vegetarian sushi looks really good. Cool waterfall. Your room looked like a cruise ship cabin, but was actually quite decent it looked like. I can't believe you stood there for the picture with the bug on your shirt. :)
ashi: karinashi on September 7th, 2007 04:35 am (UTC)
It was very good. Mmm. My penpal bought me so much for the train ride up to Yokohama, I didn't quite finish it all! Shh.

I've never been on a cruise ship. The train rooms seemed a bit nicer than the last hostel I stayed at, heh.

The zoo in Kitakyushu had a bug, er, petting zoo type area. Little girls and boys picked up the beetles and put them on sticks and carried them around. Beetles are apparently quite popular among kids there, unlike here, where most of the ones I've seen are cockroaches. I picked that one up myself and put it on my shirt. They're pretty slow-moving.
David Shallcrossdavidshallcross on September 12th, 2007 05:21 pm (UTC)
Nan desu ka?
What is that food item shown in the 2007-08-18--10 19 00 album, picture 210? It looks like some kind of filled pastry. I think I've seen it in manga, without any explanation.

David
ashi: cat6 diagramashi on September 12th, 2007 05:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Nan desu ka?
Taiyaki (鯛焼き, Taiyaki?), literally "baked sea bream," is a Japanese fish-shaped cake. The most common filling is red bean paste that is made from sweetened azuki beans. Other common fillings are custard, chocolate, and cheese. Some shops even sell taiyaki with okonomiyaki or a sausage inside.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiyaki

I have wanted one for a long time and even have a mold, but I haven't gotten around to making one. This vending machine in Tokyo microwaved one for me. :)
drideep_river on September 29th, 2007 01:48 am (UTC)
ashi got a tan? lol

ashii where the heck is that pic 61 in the album 2007-08-28--17 49 46? soooo beautiful *_______*

glad you had fun~~~~~~~

ashi: karinashi on September 29th, 2007 03:30 am (UTC)
Mount Aso!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Aso

The largest active volcano in Japan. We were coughing from the fumes, but it was gorgeous. :)