Monthly Archives: August 2006

A la recherche des rats perdus…

…or, Remembrance of Rats Past. I have to emphasize just how relaxed I was on Monday evening. My lesson up in Takatsuki was finished, and had gone smoothly. I had ridden back down to Osaka and met up with Kenta … Continue reading

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Things As They Are

This morning, while weeding through a pile of papers on the kitchen table (they seem to breed like mushrooms after rain), I noticed a ticket stub from an exhibition I’d gone to see in Tokyo on the 15th. The Tokyo … Continue reading

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Overtaken by the Storm, Lars Clung to a Big Barrel Which Luckily Passed by Him

Message on a t-shirt, worn by an old woman on the Midosuji Line this morning.

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Schweppes® Clear Lemon Squash

A free afternoon. A can in the Family Mart cooler catches my eye – Schweppes® Clear Lemon Squash. Love their tonic water, like their ginger ale, decide to give it a try. Come home, fill a tall glass with ice, … Continue reading

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Local Sento, 11PM

Sometimes, I beat the heat of an Osaka summer evening by ducking out round the back of this large apartment complex and going for a soak at the local public bath (洗湯 sento). Every neighbourhood used to have one (private … Continue reading

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The Flavour of Green Tea Over Rice

Ochazuke-no-aji お茶漬けの味 directed by Ozu Yasujiro (1952) Ciné Nouveau, Kujo Stn., Osaka Yesterday, I watched – without subtitles – this movie, and managed fairly well. Well enough to write a review? Not really, but I jotted some notes. It was … Continue reading

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Nagaijin Goes to Tokyo 2006 (I)

The Shinkansen (新幹線) is never late, but I often am. Saturday morning at 6:45 sees me running to the subway to catch the last possible train to Shin-Osaka which will let me catch, at the last possible minute, my Bullet … Continue reading

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