Hey, it’s my 100th post, and a little after 1 year of starting this blog. By social media standards, I’m a total failure — I don’t pull in 1000+ visitors a day, so I should just pack it in, but y’know what? I’ve actually met friends through this blog, and I like it. So there.
I was planning to do a continuation of the “Fantasy Writers: Stop Raping Your Women!” post, but I thought that was kind of morbid for the ol’ 100, so instead, have a gallery of pictures I’ve taken in Japan since getting here. The weird, the wonderful, the beautiful, it’s all here. Have fun! :)
Autumn leaves at Kodaiji in Kyoto.
Nishijin road, on the way to Kiyomizu Temple
Leaves at Kobe Arboretum
Leaves & stones
Red & blue make pretty
Please excuse the thumb. I had to be sneaky
Where everyone pretends to be religious for 1 day during the summer
DUN da-na-na DUN DUN DUN da da da DAHHHH (Pirates of the Caribbean)
Sunset over the beach
These cliffs are supposed to look like giant tatami mats
That’s right, I’m in Asia, yo
Aloe & palm trees. We’re not in Canada anymore …
If you go to Japan and dno’t take this picture, a baby ninja dies
Himeji Castle, before the renovations
The monkeys can’t be responsible for what may happen!
Sunset on Miyajima
Taken while in a canoe, going under the torii
Saw this image on a calendar, had to go see it for myself. Worth it!
Look, they made him a hat!
Those are family seals
So many lanterns. So much fire
Springtime in the City
Shadows of sakura blossoms on the street
The paper is a bad luck fortune, tied to the tree so it doesn’t follow you
I love plum blossoms more than sakura blossoms, but don’t tell anyone!
A dragon of bad-fortune omikuji!
I’ve also seen them as octopi, cats, and rabbits
Burning the bad-fortune dolls for Girls’ Day
Burning dolls up close
Himeji in spring. It’s very hard to take a picture that DOESN’T look like a postcard
Japan’s fertility festivals beat your fertility festivals
Monks are awesome
If your baby kisses the giant phallus, it will grow up strong!
Forced into this by hundreds of Japanese people who then took pictures
Yup. This happened
Spiderman & Vader. Your argument is invalid
This guy would pose for anyone with a camera in a 100m radius
I’m sad when I find Japanese men prettier than I am
Baby Vegeta! Only this one doesn’t eat the dead flesh of creatures he’s killed!
No, Japan! Bad!
The house is letting you know it’s under renovation, so please excuse the mess & noise
Dunno why, but was too creeped out to try for one
Did you hear that, girls?
Peace and quiet
Can I live here, please?
High point of the island
Coral beach. Beautiful, but ow to walk on
I want a banyan tree, but they don’t grow in Canada :(
Annual Kobe light festival, in remembrance of those killed in the 1995 Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake
Don’t mess with the 初詣 (new year shrine visit) crowds