Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Ovaltine? A crummy commercial? Son of a bitch!

Well first of all, what a depressing story!

And then onto more trivial matters, my pictures.

These are all from Sunday in Harajuku at the Meiji Shrine and Yoyogi Park. This is my favorite park in Japan and was my favorite place to go on Sundays, back when I lived there and it was one of my days off. Excellent place for drinking, reading and people watching. Especially people watching...

LOTS of people do this.



At the Meiji Shrine in Harajuku we caught the tail end of their ritual and got to see them march out...



And we also spotted a wedding (or rather the prep and photo shoot for it):







And one of my favorite things to shoot, of course, the Harajuku girls! (I took several but the rest of the roll is in my camera still!! Of course...)





And just outside the park were a couple guy rock bands, complete even with girlie groupies.



And stepping back a day to Saturday, we went in the afternoon to Kichijoji, home of the most popular park, perhaps, Inikoshira Park. Pretty, but as you can see, high in demand...





And after a brief sitdown and munching of food and inhalation of beer, we met up with some of my former students, notably Natsuko and Chiaki. Chiaki is quite shy and sweet, but Natsuko has more personality than anyone I ever met in Japan and everyone agreed they could just sit back and watch the Natsuko Show. A bunch (three? four?) other students I used to teach came to dinner as well and I sooooooo barely remembered them, it was vaguely embarrassing (but hopefully not apparent?)...one of whom was just the nicest guy with fantastic English--I have no idea why he remembers me cause I sure as shit don't remember teaching him! But oh well...



More to come....

4 comments:

Veloute said...

There should be a special hell for drunk drivers.

Cherry blossoms! I love your pictures.

Blancodeviosa said...

wow, amazing!!! color me jealous.. what a beautifully crowded place

Julie_Gong said...

that cherry blossom picture is amazing!

Ellen Aim said...

Vel: Agreed. And danke!

Blanco: That park was a little TOO crowded for my taste...I'll try to post some of a nicer park!

JG: Thanks! Japan pics are always so easy, they take themselves.