2013 1Q Misc

2013 1Q Misc

Jan-Mar 2013

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Cherry Blossoms

The annual blossoming cherry trees, from various locations around my neighborhood

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This is the view from my front door
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Small park near my apartment
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This is a larger park about 5min walk away. Always filled with kids
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Tokyo Skytree

Currently (April 2013) the second tallest structure in the world. It's a broadcasting tower but has observation lounges near the top

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Tsukiji Market

Always good for some strange things, and background textures

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It's ERIC, the crime fighting octopus! Actually he's collecting garbage...
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A variety of small, dried fish. Eat them plain, in a salad, etc
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Katsuobushi (flakes of dried skipjack tuna) used in soup stock or a topping for tofu, etc. It is so thin that when placed on anything hot, the heat waves make it move about, almost likes it's dancing
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All the dried squid you could ever hope to eat
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Well, what's funnier than chopping the head off a tuna, and using it to display your "open" sign!
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Very popular ramen shop, on outskirts of the market

Miscellaneous

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4 year Taiyou McCaskie (fire dept was having some sort of exhibition day
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Ok, the Japanese are relatively small, but who other than a small child could sit on these benches! In Yokohama. That's my friend Mark Gerhardt
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I have no idea what this is...
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Konishiki (ex-sumo) and wife singing at a charity event
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Yes, I'm eating beetle larvae! (marinated in some sort of sweet soy sauce)
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Alice, always ready to lend a hand! Even if she is wearing her "princess outfit"