January 19, 2011

Konnichiwa Japan

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Japan always delights us. We find the Japanese to be fun-loving, gentle and kind. Both squeeky fresh and deeply traditional.
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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.
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And then every once in a while you just have to try something different ...
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... especially when it comes on a stick!
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We got kicked out of the crazy, insainely loud pachinko ball parlor and returned to
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the tranquility of our guest house in Kyoto.

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

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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