Sunday, February 27, 2011

Foxy crowd

An Inari shrine located on the grounds of Mangan-ji temple

This is my own entry for Show Me Japan.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Ugly Tengu

Probably the ugliest Tengu/ Sarutahiko I've seen (in Mibu):

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Ultra invasion

It's begun!

This is just for Lina:

And my entry for Show Me Japan. To see more photos from Japan, click on the image below.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Strawberry daifuku

Tochigi is famous for its strawberries.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

At the laundromat

Because I know you're just dying to see what a Japanese coin laundry looks like, right?

Right. :-)

Hey, that's one way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Dirty sneakers? No problem.

I'm sure my cats would enjoy watching the things go round and round a lot more than I did. LOL!

This is my entry for Show Me Japan. Click on the icon below to see what other people are showing.

Saturday, February 12, 2011


yeah, yeah... I know, I should have posted it in January.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Remembering fall...

It was unseasonably warm today and it got me reminiscing about last fall... And that, in turn, made me realize that I never finished putting together my final Tochigi Hot Air Balloon International Championship clip.

So, here it is (only 2 months late, heh):

And a couple of photos...

And during sunset...

And that's my Show Me Japan for this week.

Friday, February 4, 2011


Yesterday was Setsubun. I had to work, but mister went to the shrine to see what was going on.

Here is what we wrote about it last year (with more photos) - link.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Futaara shrine in Kanuma?

Until last week I didn't even know it existed.
But this photo was taken there:

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