Sunday, July 25, 2010

Week 30

Contemplate the fact that at the Tenjin Matsuri (Osaka's largest summer festival) every barge that goes up and down the river (as part of the main event) is covered with advertisements. Again showing that in Japan, while 'everything' is sacred, nothing is truly...

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Week 29

I think I may have posted this some previous summer but it"s relevant again:

Hot town, summer in the city
Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty
Been down, isn't it a pity
Doesn't seem to be a shadow in the city

All around, people looking half dead
Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head..

(Summer in the city - The Lovin Spoonful)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Week 28

Now that summer is here again and with it, the festival season. I now realize that there's a whole sub-culture of Japanese "carnies" who drive from festival to festival with their street stall packed in the back of their trucks. Going from town to town hawking goldfish and cheap plastic toys.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Week 27

The main difference between Detroit Tigers games and Hanshin Tigers games? The Hanshin fans love their team win or lose and show it.