January 19, 2011

Konnichiwa Japan

Japan always delights us. We find the Japanese to be fun-loving, gentle and kind. Both squeeky fresh and deeply traditional.
But first, let's talk food. OK, yes we had sushi, but what was most impressive on this trip were the supermarkets below the train terminals. It was a culinary Disneyland with food barkers and uber packaged food creations. It all smelled and looked delightful. Yes, we devoured it.
And then every once in a while you just have to try something different ...
... especially when it comes on a stick!
We got kicked out of the crazy, insainely loud pachinko ball parlor and returned to
the tranquility of our guest house in Kyoto.

Did you know that the average Japanese uses half as much energy as the average American?

And finally a photo of Hachiko Square near Shibuya Station in Tokyo. Can you find Shawn and Ryder?

Posted by rohwedde at January 19, 2011 5:19 PM