Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Jump Stickers

I needed something to read again during one of my breaks, so I bought issue 19 of Shonen Jump back at the beginning of April. It had a small sheet of stickers for some of their manga titles. Nothing I'm following myself, though. But, still, if this is the kind of thing you like, then you'd like this kind of thing.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Heat Illness

[Getting really tired of Mediafire screwing up my photos.]

This is new. Poccari Sweat is using a Hatsune Miku-like character on signs in vending machines to promote awareness of Nechusho.

"Let's not Nechusho together!"

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Panda Foods

Seen at the Chinese deli section of the supermarket in the basement of Maruya Gardens department store. I wonder if anyone has told him that the sales tax is 10% if you're planning on eating inside the store.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Kitkat Origami

At some point, for some reason, Kitkat decided to release their mini bars (13) in a paper bag, with instructions to cut the bag into a square to fold into an origami crane. No idea why. Anyway, the Donkey souvenir and discount shop had been trying to unload these for 95 yen (90 cents USD). I'm on a diet, but calories don't count if they're that cheap. (Note, a week or two later, the price went back up to 150 yen per bag. At the beginning of May, they'd returned to the normal 350 yen.) Yup. those were cheap calories.

The paper is a little too stiff to fold easily. Not the greatest material to use for origami cranes.

The Kitkat layout and colors don't really add to the appearance of the crane. Stiil don't understand what the point of the campaign was.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Prepare to Use

[Sigh. Mediafire strikes again. The photo is of a black metal shoe rack in front of the doors of a fashion clothing shop in Tenmonkan. The top back metal plate of the rack has some nonsense English printed on it in white paint.]

Shoe rack in front of one shop in Tenmonkan after hours to show that the doors are locked.

"Well-organized and store completely. Lined-up steadily to be used again."

Shoes. What can't they do.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Mask Smiles

Fuzzy sign on the glass doors for Shiroyama supermarket.
"We may be wearing masks, but we're still smiling underneath."

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Reimeikan Gate, Apr. 16

The new gate in front of the Reimeikan history museum has now opened to visitors. Looks nice.

Cannot tell what the little hut to the right of the entrance is, though. I still think it's for a small Shinto shrine, but there's no way to look inside right now.

The two big legs of the gate have stairways up to the floor above, but both are closed to visitors at the moment. Notice that to the right, just inside the doorway, is the small steps that would normally be used to let people climb up into the space here. Not shown were the 5-6 pairs of shoes on a mat on the ground in front of the entrance. I assume there were people on the floor above, but I couldn't hear anyone talking or moving around up there. Looking closer at the main stairs, I get the impression that all the pieces of wood force-fit together, and that the workers didn't use nails or glue for anything.

Other side of the gate interior.

Back side of the new gate. Nothing else much to see right now. I'm looking forward to going upstairs, as long as they don't charge admission for it.