Sunday, December 5, 2021

Wall Poster 1

The Tenpara Cineplex has a big wall poster for the new Jujutsu Kaisen movie.

Saturday, December 4, 2021


I was walking up near the main train station when I found this car stopped at the lights. I just had time to take 2 quick photos before the light changed and it drove off.

I have no idea what character it is for, or what "EX-NORAIL" is. I tried doing a quick web search and nothing came up. I do think it's kind of interesting that the sticker below the driver side tail light is some kind of a QR code.

Friday, December 3, 2021

DQ VII - It's a Party, man!

I mentioned in the review of Dragon Quest VII that I was thinking of making a full party of just monsters.

And slimes.
I think it's funny, anyway.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Small Adventure - A Toss-up

It's been a rough few months, and I've been looking for any little signs of a break in the clouds. A few days ago, I was getting ready to go outside, and I had to check my wallet for how much cash I had on me. As I was pulling it out of my pocket, a 1 yen coin fell out and hit the floor. At first I couldn't see where it had gone, then I realized that it had hit in a way to make it spin fast in one place. I decided that if it stopped face up, I'd have a good day, and a bad day if it stopped face down.

Yeah, my life's been like this for a while now.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Cie'na Works Christmas Chalk

Chalk art from Cie'na coffee and tea shop.

And all this time I thought the fat man just liked milk and cookies.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021


Ichibangai was an older shopping district next to the Chuo (central) train station. One or two years ago, one entire block was dug out and construction began to replace it with a condo building. The bottom 3-4 floors are made up of restaurants and clothing stores. It just opened a couple months ago. The sign here is for Chuo Baru (bar?) Station, a gyouza restaurant. Sugyouza Man (a play on sugoi (great) and gyouza) says "It's delicious! Just try it and see."

Nearby is a flight of steps going up to the second floor, but they're closed off right now. Sugyouza Man says "Please don't sit on the steps."

This is actually a problem, because school girls, office workers and the homeless are always looking for free places to sit and sleep.

Monday, November 29, 2021

Buy One Get One

Vending machine ad sheet. If you buy a can of coffee or a bottle of tea, you can enter the barcode from the product at the website and get access to a short manga of some kind. The last time I tried this, all the manga were just ads for the coffee.