Friday, February 24, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
There is a strange tradition on the posh Motomachi street in Yokohama. Every Sunday morning, sports cars come and ... err ... park outside Starbucks. Are they fuelled by coffee beans? Well of course they are all tin boxes to me, but sometimes they are quite bright coloured - just normal Lamboginies and the like. But last Sunday was different. As I walked down the street several rather interesting olde fashioned cars overtook me. I thought to myself - "I bet they're off to park at bucks". Sure enough when I passed Starbucks there they were all - parked. I had my camera ready.
This one was actually later in the day on a different part of the street, after all the vintage ones had finished refuelling but how could I not photograph an MG in British Racing Green?
Monday, February 20, 2012
Starting at Daiyuzan
We climbed a lot of steps
sneaked passed the scary guardians of the mountain
and more snow
and Fuji-san! This is the 4th time we have done this route, but the only time we have had a really clear view of Fuji-san from the top.
Down in Hakone, an onsen and then a beer. No photo of the former, unfortunately so you will have to imagine the beautiful naked ladies relaxing together in a steamy pond surrounded by trees.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
I may have gained the Power of Eternal Life, but James has not been idle. He can now unicycle into the sunset. It is a testament to the power of perseverance.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
Saturday, February 11, 2012
And here is the piece of cake that one must consume after running to work:
Erratum: James says that the run to work is only 10.4km rather than 11.5km. Oh well.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
Friday, February 3, 2012
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Bowls is popoular so should you fail to get in before noon you may have to settle for one of the stalls in the grounds at Hachimangu. You can usually find a toffee grape (I must photograph one of these wonderous delicacies for you some time), but on major festivals there are many alternatives, none of which are at all appetising.
Roll over Scotland, these are battered deep fried whole potatoes:
Hiroshima style okonomiyaki: