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mdo7



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:05 am Reply with quote
Huzzah, more pictures from Japan. Thank you Bamboo. I'm sorry you have to leave Japan like that but I'm sure it was worth the fun. The cherry blossom in the picture are very beautiful BTW!!!
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Hameyadea



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:19 am Reply with quote
So Japanese schools end their school-year about this time of year. I remember that many animes point it out Very Happy

That Miyazaki clock, though Shocked
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omiya



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:20 am Reply with quote
I visited Hama-Rikyu Gardens in December 2012 - a nice peaceful spot. Between the fish market and the gardens I walked past Tsukiji Honganji Temple and after the gardens walked past and photographed old Shinbashi station without even realising that it was (a recontructed version) of the old station building which was the terminus of original railway connection from Yokohama.

Lots of good memories...
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Mr. Oshawott



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:43 am Reply with quote
Lucky that you came across that town clock through happenstance. Very few foreigners that manage to see it would realize that it was Hayao Miyazaki that made it. It's truly a valuable piece of artwork. Smile
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Hiroki not Takuya



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:27 pm Reply with quote
It's really great getting these photos, I want to be there dammit! However, I'll just say that I think uni is the worst and I have some Taiwanese "stinky dough" that you should love.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:30 pm Reply with quote
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If I have one weakness in the world (who am I kidding, I have several when it comes to food), it's uni.

hmm... could it be because:
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Traditionally considered an aphrodisiac, sea urchin roe has been found to contain the cannabinoid anandamide
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:04 pm Reply with quote
Hiroki not Takuya wrote:
It's really great getting these photos, I want to be there dammit! However, I'll just say that I think uni is the worst and I have some Taiwanese "stinky dough" that you should love.


Is that anything like stinky tofu? Because stinky tofu is the worst thing in the world.
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Kadmos1



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:05 pm Reply with quote
That's a lot of tuna.
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Hiroki not Takuya



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:10 pm Reply with quote
Hi Bamboo! Yes and Yes it is. Technically then we both agree Stinky Tofu is worst and I rank uni 2nd. To be fair though, you make a good point and maybe I haven't had really good and fresh uni. Goes to show how individual food preferences are. I still can't get my head around some of my Taiwanese friends who love ligitimately great food and then relish Stinky Tofu. Sorry, I really appreciate your photos but that one of the uni bowl says the opposite of "heaven" to me. Glad you enjoyed it.
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ParaSitius



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:11 am Reply with quote
The Hama-Rikyu gardens is a lovely place, found it on my second visit to Japan in 2011 when I was just randomly walking about the area. One of my favourite photos is capturing one of the water birds doing a running take-off across the pond near the tea house.

Glad you found the duck shrine, still goes down as one of the weirdest things I've seen in Japan.

Oh, and spiders.... so many spiders.
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samuelp



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:03 am Reply with quote
Hiroki not Takuya wrote:
Hi Bamboo! Yes and Yes it is. Technically then we both agree Stinky Tofu is worst and I rank uni 2nd. To be fair though, you make a good point and maybe I haven't had really good and fresh uni. Goes to show how individual food preferences are. I still can't get my head around some of my Taiwanese friends who love ligitimately great food and then relish Stinky Tofu. Sorry, I really appreciate your photos but that one of the uni bowl says the opposite of "heaven" to me. Glad you enjoyed it.

Great uni is great. Mediocre or bad uni is REALLY bad.

In other words you get it really fresh or not at all IMO.
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leafy sea dragon



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:56 pm Reply with quote
Japan seems to be the one place in the world where there are no trash cans and people actually keep their trash on them to dispose of them later rather than littering them everywhere on the streets. It boggles my mind.
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:23 pm Reply with quote
leafy sea dragon wrote:

Japan seems to be the one place in the world where there are no trash cans and people actually keep their trash on them to dispose of them later rather than littering them everywhere on the streets. It boggles my mind.


And they put the burden of meticulously sorting out the trash and the recyclables onto ya rather than hiring workers to do that.



Ya even have to wash+dry and cut the empty juice and milk cartons: Laughing




And anything large garbage, ya have to pay a fee to pickup.
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reanimator



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:10 pm Reply with quote
Living in San Francisco, I'm used to sorting out trash and recyclable, but rinsing and cutting milk carton is just too much.
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mdo7



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:34 pm Reply with quote
@Enurtsol

*looking at the pictures of empty milk and juice carton* Shocked Shocked Shocked

What the heck, so in Japan you have to cut and dry out the whole carton?? That's boggle my mind. Confused Sorry if I go off topic folks.
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