July 21, 2006

And without any warning: He's Back

     I will make an entry every day for the next week. Yes I know the blog has been depressingly lacking in updates recently. Yes, I know I said I would get back into it before. No, I don't have any reason why you should believe me this time. I just think that I'll be getting back into it save for Otakon, which is from the fourth to the sixth. So now that that little monster is out of the way, on to updating!
     So the main reason I haven't updated over the past five weeks is that I've been in Japan. I did a lot of crap and took a lot of pictures, but since I didn't have enough time, I didn't do any of the cool virtual tour things. But I feel like a lot of my pictures came out better than last year's. Sure, I also had a lot more blurry ones, but the ones that came out well came out really well. Anyway, a few glimpses into Japan:

This is in a little bamboo park near my first host family's home. They lived in Tokyo, but they made a lot of jokes about how it was the "country" part of Tokyo (there's a lot of farms and whatnot).

Thickest bamboo ever. I give you some perspective here on the thickness, and allow me to point out that this was not even close to the thickest trunk in the park. Oh, and if you didn't already guess, this is more of that same bamboo park that I mentioned in the first picture.

Outside the studio Ghibli museum there was this drain cover. I jut thought it looked nifty.

Sunbeams through the trees in Harajuku. What's Harajuku you ask? Only the hippest place in Tokyo! But in all seriousness it's just a fashion district. This was the path to a temple nearby.

That's right, it's a train destined for Sunshine.

A shot of the trail going up Fuji. Long and winding, isn't it?
As a side note the green on volcanic rocks is always so spectacular.

This was looking down the mountain from the 8th station on mount Fuji at dusk. Very pretty, if not a little bizarre to look down at clouds while on the ground.

In the entryway to the Kabuki theater there were these bizarre light-spheres. Not really sure what they were outside of cool looking.

This store sells a lot of Daruma dolls. They all come without any eyes and the legend is that you fill one in and make a wish, then when your wish is fulfilled, you fill in the second.

This was just a nice shot of the sunset sky while speeding home on the train.

The clouds in Kanagawa were always so fluffy and playful looking. I took way too many pictures of the sky...

Jack and I playing on a strange park playset. I don't know what you'd call it or if we were doing it right, but all of the things in that park seemed oriented at killing children so we dubbed the place "Children Death Park"

The obligatory inari dogs. Attached to a gate.

Probably the most beautiful picture I have. I don't know if there's anything to say about this picture except that it's really good.

     And I'm done. More stuff tomorrow.

Posted by Kickmyassman at July 21, 2006 10:13 PM


but it's okay, I'll get back to Japan someday! (and live there permanently too! so... HA!) XDDD

Posted by: Ren/Wendy at July 22, 2006 01:18 AM

Children Death Park looks like the most incredible/scary thing ever. Like I'd go and be more afraid than GRATES.

According to Vicky, you took more pictures than her, and we looked at like 500 at her house. I WANT TO SEE ALL OF THEM ):<

Posted by: suzi?! at July 22, 2006 08:41 AM

Kewl. Listen, I'd really appreciate it if you could email me all your pictures at some point. I'm asking Adrian for the same. I didn't take any pictures cause I didn't have a digital camera and didn't feel like being like richard and having 46 disposables. Please E-mail me.

Posted by: ben at July 22, 2006 01:56 PM

Whoa! It's Kit! With a ponytail, according to Suzi! Exclamation point!

Nice pictures. I envy you for the second summer in a row.

Posted by: Eric at July 22, 2006 08:16 PM

I really like the picture of the sunbeams through the trees in Harajuku, and I honestly think the "Children Death Park" looks fun.
The picture looking down on the clouds is like a picture of an ethereal place- something that's not of this world.
I definitely want one of those light-spheres in my room.
And that puzzle you gave me tonight is still boggling my mind.

Posted by: Melissa M. at July 23, 2006 02:52 AM
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