Friday, June 11, 2021

Tagayama Fastwalk, part 1

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First part of a visit to the old Tagayama castle site, across from Ishibashi (stone bridge) park, in Kagoshima city.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Ishibashi Fastwalk, part 2

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Second part of a visit to Stone Bridge park, and the remains of the Gion no Su cannon battery in Kagoshima City.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Ishibashi Fastwalk, part 1

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 First part of a visit to Stone Bridge park, and the remains of the Gion no Su cannon battery in Kagoshima City. Includes a brief side trip to the landing site of Saint Francis Xavier.


Tuesday, June 8, 2021


Japanese company names confuse me. I recently saw this truck with the "thinkrun" name on it. There's no company logo, and no indication as to what the product or service is. If they sold running shoes, I could accept this as a "Just Do It" thing. If they were a package delivery service, and the logo had the customer thinking and the product being immediately delivered, that would be ok. But, as it is, I'm just left thinking that someone picked random English words out of a dictionary, and that customers use the service because they're easily manipulated.

Monday, June 7, 2021

Shiro Chalk Art

New chalk from Shiro hair salon. I assume this one is a tie-in to Boy's Day (May 5th). Kintaro (Golden Boy) is a very famous folklore story, and some ukyou-e prints show him fighting giant carp. I think this one is just during a lunch break.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Black Ice

Thanks to ko-kun for suggesting imgur. It's clunky, but it works. Last week, I sent an email to MediaFire asking how to bypass their new stupid system, but there's still no reply. I tried using Photobucket again, but they've gone full-subscription, putting a 250 file total upper cap on their "free trial" service, which is useless.  There's no upper limit on the number of files total I can have on imgur, but there are limits on the sizes of the files themselves (fortunately, I resize my files to keep them under 250K, usually), and there's a limit of 50 files a day. This last limit might be a pain if I go to another free live concert, or do a photo montage of some scenic trip, but that's not likely right now (if I have to, I guess I can spread large batches of files over the course of a few days). And now, back to your regularly scheduled blog post. Note: I only have 4 day's worth of posts backlogged right now, and it's been raining a lot the last couple of weeks. There aren't any events going on this month that I know of, so I may run into another dry spell here on the blog again soon, anyway.

There's a frozen snack bar called "Black Chocolate Ice Bar." It's basically just frozen chocolate ice. Not even ice milk. It's cheap, so I'll get it occasionally. This time, they're advertising a tie-in with Yu-gi-oh Sevens. But, the trading card can only be obtained on-line.

What happens when you don't practice safe temperature control.