Saturday, January 22, 2022

Bronze Men

The bronze statues up at streetcar street have been masked.

In fact, double-masked. You can't be too careful.

"It's half-price ramen Wednesdays! Out of my way!"

Friday, January 21, 2022

Bright Dead Flower

Bright Men's Used Clothing used to have really nice chalk art on the blackboard next to their front door. Then that was replaced with whitewash and just their name. A week ago or so they put in this box, with a little glass with a dead flower.

Dead flower by The Landscapers. (Which actually would be a great goth album title.)

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Kanoya All Wave

There's a small meat shop near the apartment called "Niku no Mori-ya" that is part of the Mori conglomerate. They put up this blackboard wall outside a corner shop a couple years ago, and at first the messages were just about not letting Covid defeat them. Maybe 6-9 months back, they changed the message to support the Kanoya All-Wave women's pro softball team.

Kyushu island is split in the middle at the south end by Kinko Bay. The eastern peninsula is called Osumi, and Kanoya is one of the cities there (Kagoshima city is on the western peninsula). Up until now, the most famous thing I knew about Kanoya was their annual rose garden display.

Last Friday, a new vending machine was installed on the corner one block away from the meat shop, replacing an old Coke machine. The new one has a wrapper dedicated to promoting the All Wave, and Mori.

They should have paid for a better artist. This one can't draw feet in perspective.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Ten Park Millionation, 2022

Every year for the last few years, Ten Park, near Tenmonkan, has had their 1 million LED display from December to mid-January. This year's display is pretty much the same as last year's. But, I decided to take pictures again, anyway.

Display ended on Jan. 16th. See you next year.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Shiro Chalk - Year of the Tiger

I get the feeling that Shiro Hair Salon changed chalk artists. Maybe the five-year-old took over.

Monday, January 17, 2022

Shiatsu parlor sign art - Vegita

I still have no idea how the owner decides what characters to put on the board. It's certainly not based on how much they relate to his services...

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Tigers on Display

I was walking by the Morinaga pachinko parlor in Tenmonkan one night, and found this display window at the back of the building.

They're so cute when they're dressed up as eggs.
"Happy Year of the Tiger."