Category: Travelogue

A Strange Old Man

After dropping some movies off at Tsutaya, I find myself at a street crossing. While sitting on my bike waiting for the light to change, a most peculiar thing happens–a Japanese person asks me for directions. He’s an old man–diminutive build, long wiry gray hair, and dressed in sports...

JPN Rush: Ningen Kankei

One can waste their life away in shady anime shops and cheap fast-food joints all they want, but what makes a country is its people, and you’re missing out if you’re not talking to them. I should know, as that was the story of life when I was here...

Omokage Lucky Hole@LIQUIDROOM 9/17/2011

Saturday, September 17th: After an exciting dash through Tokyo’s rough and tumble “Electric Town” with Shingo of the Heisei Democracy, I found myself in a section of Tokyo completely unknown to me: Ebisu. I had partaken of the neighborhood’s eponymous beer in the past, and was aware that Misato...