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wild  sexy  fun  japan Lived on the Inside.  Seen from the Outside.  




Starbuck's, doing their part to further confuse the Japanese and ingrain crazy Japanglish.  On the shopping streets of central Kyoto.

And after we Merry...Let's Delight!  (see it?)

Happiest of Holidays 2011 Everyone(Thanks for coming back.)



Niigata...famous for snow above your eyeballs.

ALERT:  Anachronism Ahead.

File Under: A Late Fall


Not sure which the world needs more of less, (...breathe...) another Kim blood relative helming N Korea or more photos of Fall momiji.

But looks like were getting both!


Green is as well a nice color.

Let Them Eat Cake!

MAC store window, Kyoto station.  (this is just one shot: no butt-cuts, PShop, etc.  Just a monstrous Cindy Sherman door of kitsch flanking the makeup demo window.

kerosene...it's not just for flying jets.

(> _ <) (* o *) (^ _ ^)


Sushi lunch from the grocery store. About 5 U$.

you just haven't earned it yet, baby


underground & radiant...bike parking.

the bottle between us.



...but it's better than drinking alone.  (which is still better than a lot of things.)

"Dude, someone should totally write a book about this place!"

Yeah.  Well, this guy did...

Proper review to follow--slow reader that I am--but want to say what I have read so far gives a real feel for what it's like to be young, free and foreign in Japan.  The confusion, the celebrity, the day-to-day in the far-away.

If you want to see how the other half lives, or are thinking to come here yourself, get yourself a copy of The Japanese in Me by Adam Glover, at least to see what you'll be missing if you don't come.


from everyone at japandemic and our friends at sparkledusted cards

Show the Love!

such a long long time to be gone and a short time to be there


Say 'Hi' to a chu-hi!

Gonna party like it's 1899!  

A couple Japanese girls doing what Japanese girls do...be sweet, fem, fey, a bit silly.




Happy Nagano ShinShu Winter Apples....


















someone get that schoolgirl the fck out of there!  (see yourself home and into some books there sister.)




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