Ever heard of the Tokyo Tower? In the city, it seems you can see it from wherever you are. I'm told it is a little taller than the Eiffel Tower, serves many functions (lightening rod, observation tower, tv antennae, etc), and was built in the 1950s. I finally made it over to the tower one day...
(My horrible attempt at an optical illusion photo)
Pam bought these beautiful Japanese Wedding Dolls for Casey Fiance and me. On many occasions, these dolls are gifted to the bride around the big day. I love the intricacy in their kimonos. Thanks Pam!
I'm considering using them as cake toppers at our wedding reception.
Holding arrows for good luck!
The fam and I took a long walk around the grounds of the Imperial Palace recently and we noticed the groundskeepers silently but expertly pruning these pines with regular hand scissors. Crazy...
And now for another installment of STUFF YOU WONT SEE IN AMERICA:
Guys climbing around monkey-like in a tree. Nobody is tethered to anything...
I think they're ripe for the pickin'!
A reader asked me about the weird a.k.a. non-Western snacks and beverages they have over here in Japan. Girlfriend Natalie came over last weekend to watch Casey's game with us, and she thoughtfully brought me a new canned drink to try. Because it was 1:00 in the afternoon, I assumed she brought me a new lemon flavored soda...
It was so tasty and effervescent - I chugged it. Then I started to feel giddy and bubbly. Our conversation:
Me: Nat, this soda is delicious, but I feel funny.
Nat: What do you mean?
Me: I dunno but if I'm not mistaken, I feel a little tipsy. And Lord knows I knows what that feels like.
Nat: Well it is alcoholic!
Nat: Yeah, look right there. It says 6% Alcohol!
Me: WHY ARE YOU TRYING TO POISON ME?!!!
Then I finished the can and asked for another. Stay tuned because my next post will be about the Aquarium!