theresaurus

July 28, 2015

Sumo

Filed under: Japan — theresaurus @ 1:26 pm

Watching a sumo practice of the kasugana-beya  in Kasugai City, Aichi prefecture.

DSC_9474

DSC_9475

DSC_9506

DSC_9532

DSC_9539

DSC_9548

DSC_9552

DSC_9559

DSC_9563

DSC_9579

DSC_9581

DSC_9598

DSC_9604

DSC_9611

DSC_9619

DSC_9623

DSC_9624

Meal with the boys:

DSC_9637

DSC_9643

DSC_9644

DSC_9645

Wrestlers having their hair done after practice:

DSC_9648

DSC_9651

DSC_9652

Party after the last match:

DSC_9738

DSC_9743

DSC_9750

DSC_9756

DSC_9759

DSC_9760

DSC_9761

DSC_9762

DSC_9765

July 25, 2015

Moon and sunset

Filed under: Uncategorized — theresaurus @ 1:21 pm

DSC_9729

July 24, 2015

Day of the Ox

Filed under: Uncategorized — theresaurus @ 11:19 pm

Grilled smells from every supermarket in the neighborhood.  At ¥1, 980 per eel, a little pricey.  They’re on the endangered list, or some sort of bad list.  That’s what happens when people eat up a species.  But it’s delicious! is what everyone says as they continue gobbling.  Going to happen to tuna, and then that will be two of Japan’s top culinary luxury treats gone.  On the news they said some restaurants serve catfish as an eel replacement, but the Day of the Ox tradition does not say anything about eating catfish on the hottest day in summer.

DSC_9718

DSC_9671

DSC_9665

And a kittycat in a window:

DSC_9697

 

July 22, 2015

Sashimi and unagi

Filed under: Uncategorized — theresaurus @ 11:34 pm

The Day of the Ox when it’s traditional to eat eel isn’t until the 24th, but Sam bought some tonight from a grocery store affiliated with his company and the fishmongers there gave him a sashimi platter as a gift.  I guess he goes in and yells at everybody for being unhygienic and they want to bribe him.  Sam is good at scolding.  I’m not used to such good quality sashimi and devoured the ika so quickly that Sam told me to calm down, it’s not a contest.  Well, yes it is.  I ate most of the ika.  I was so full of squid and fish that I had no room for unagi.

DSC_9433

DSC_9439

July 21, 2015

A tiny frog in the rain

Filed under: Uncategorized — theresaurus @ 11:44 pm

DSC_9382

DSC_9373

DSC_9376

July 20, 2015

Distant fireworks

Filed under: Uncategorized — theresaurus @ 11:33 pm

Big booms in the night, tiny fireworks in the distance.  Now I can say I’ve seen fireworks this summer.

DSC_9425

July 17, 2015

Pretty beer cans of summer

Filed under: Uncategorized — theresaurus @ 12:54 pm

2015:

DSC_9288

2014:

DSC_6939

2013:

DSC_4672

2012:

DSC_0065

DSC_9482

DSC_9747

July 13, 2015

Seaweed and a cat

Filed under: Uncategorized — theresaurus @ 11:20 pm

Visiting a fishing town, an encounter with a friendly kittycat in front of a house where seaweed was drying.

DSC_2113

DSC_2107

DSC_2108

DSC_2101

DSC_2099

DSC_2105

July 9, 2015

Mushrooms

Filed under: Uncategorized — theresaurus @ 10:14 pm

A rainy cool summer so far, the park is full of mushrooms.  I’ve never seen such big ones and so early.

DSC_9173

DSC_9176

DSC_9161

DSC_9158

DSC_9169

DSC_9167

DSC_9183

July 8, 2015

Iwamura, a Nakasendo post town in Gifu

Filed under: Uncategorized — theresaurus @ 10:58 pm

DSC_9805

DSC_9796

DSC_9825

DSC_9803

DSC_9797

DSC_9802

DSC_9808

DSC_9799

DSC_9801

DSC_9806

DSC_9811

DSC_9812

DSC_9828

DSC_9813

DSC_9814

DSC_9815

DSC_9816

DSC_9820

DSC_9823

DSC_9827

DSC_9798

Older Posts »

The WordPress Classic Theme. Blog at WordPress.com.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 51 other followers