Monthly Archives: September 2008

Irezumi (入れ墨) – Tattoo

After going out drinking on Friday (and waking up with a headache on Saturday), I was in the mood for a quiet evening and a bit of detox. At about 10:30 pm, after a bowl of homemade soup, I wandered … Continue reading

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Japanese Politics: All in the Family

The latest Japanese cabinet was sworn in yesterday, to the interest of practically no one in the country. More people were talking about the decrepit Sadaharu Oh finally retiring as manager of the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks than the rearranging of … Continue reading

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Nagai Park – 1/15th of the Marathon of Life

The first sports stadium was built in Nagai Park (at Midosuji Nagai Station) in 1964, just in time to host a few Olympic soccer matches. The stadium has been replaced twice over the years, most recently to host three (three!) … Continue reading

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Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri 2008

The Danjiri Matsuri (held every year in Kishiwada, a city in southern Osaka Prefecture) is a huge festival, but it still somehow keeps a small-town feel about it (as opposed to the Samurai-Does-Vegas mood of Osaka City’s Tenjin Matsuri). After … Continue reading

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