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Sep 27, 2023: Upgraded macOS to Sonoma today, then found that my beloved Ulysses app wasn’t working. The menus appeared but not the UI, with most menus greyed out. …

Sep 27, 2023: We went to a resort in Izu Kogen for a weekend in 2016, and this little peak appeared on my jog, so of course I went up. It’s the extinct volcano Mt …

Sep 27, 2023: Embrace the pain while feeling pleasure. This foot spa on Hachijo Island has little stones embedded in the concrete so you can get a massage while you …

Sep 26, 2023: Woke up at 4:30 to get ready for first walk and, found a big pile of dog vomit. Maru the Shiba is curled up in the entrance way, and might need a vet …

Sep 26, 2023: A few years back, enjoying a beverage at the MoMA cafe in New York. 📷🍹

Sep 25, 2023: This “maruta bashi” or log bridge was the way across the Sukumo river near a Tepco power station and Hakone Takashisei Inari Daigongen Shrine. It was …

Sep 24, 2023: Hakone Myojingatake Hike - from Saijoji to Miyagino On Sunday 3 Sept 2023, I did a 6hr solo point-to-point hike in Hakone, ascending 903m up to Myojingatake (明神が岳, 1169m) from Daiyuzan Saijoji Temple (大 …

Sep 24, 2023: The fall air was so clear you could see the distant mountains. We are hiking Daibosatsurei next month. It’s about a third of the way in from the right …

Sep 24, 2023: Hiking in Hachijojima in 2020, when we travelled there between lockdowns. 📷🥾🏝️

Sep 24, 2023: Depressing that things like this get delayed. Think of everything but the impacted victims it seems. …

Sep 24, 2023: Serious lens flare from trying to take a selfie with a headlamp on. 📷🔦

Sep 24, 2023: The belt of a kimono is called an ‘obi’, and they are pretty glorious. 📷🇯🇵👘

Sep 23, 2023: If I’m to share an “a day in the life” photo, it would have to be a walk at the old US Communications base. This is truly a daily occurrence. Maru the …

Sep 22, 2023: This is my wife’s office chair from Itoki, that fits her smaller frame nicely. 📷💺

Sep 22, 2023: Maru the Shiba was panicking about the thunder and lightning last night, so I slept on the couch near him for a while. 🐕⛈️

Sep 22, 2023: Doing this hike up the old Tokaido road, there were quite a few places where you would be hiking near the modern road. You could really feel the …

Sep 21, 2023: Before we built our new home, we had to raze the original jikka, my in-laws’ old home. It had been built by Sekisui House about 75 years prior. 📷🏡

Sep 21, 2023: The wooden palm rest for my UHK “Ultimate Hacking Keyboard” was getting old and gross, so in the absence of any woodworking skills, I …

Sep 21, 2023: A couple years back we moved into our new home, and I was fortunate enough to be able to observe it being built out the window from the old home. A …

Sep 21, 2023: Just a hint of fall. 📷🍁

Sep 20, 2023: Old Tokaido Hike in Hakone On Monday 18 Sept 2023, on Respect-for-the-Aged day, I did a 5hr solo point-to-point hike in Hakone, up the “old Tokaido” and “old …

Sep 20, 2023: This is the massive 5 ton “shimenawa” at the Kagura-den ceremony hall, at Izumo Ohyashiro shrine in Shimane Japan. It’s stunningly impressive and is …

Sep 20, 2023: A little fire shall not be a disruption to the git ops. 📷🔥🫷

Sep 19, 2023: If you study Nihongo, you might be interested in this table of typical “goroawase” word play I compiled; things like “4649” …

Sep 19, 2023: Maru the Shiba ate very little for the past week and was acting depressed and acting out. Today he’s “back” though; he ate with gusto and …

Sep 19, 2023: The Yumoto to Ashinoko hike is a 10km uphill trek over roads, steps, and a lot of cobblestones, ascending 750m. It’s historically interesting because …

Sep 19, 2023: Many stations in Japan have no barrier on the platform, so you need to take care not to tumble over the edge. Especially with cutting-edge trains like …

Sep 18, 2023: Going to hike 10km this AM from Hakone Yumoto to Ashinoko lake, via the old Tokaido. It’s an all uphill hike over some road at the start, then trail, …

Sep 18, 2023: Self improvement 📷🌭

Sep 18, 2023: Our daughter worked on Hachijo island, and one of the highlights to visiting was seeing how they weave the beautiful mustard and ochre color …

Sep 17, 2023: Sad foot spa kappa. 😅📷

Sep 17, 2023: “Freshly picked” tomato-kun from mascot fantasyland. 📷🍅

Sep 17, 2023: I marched snare in drum corps from 1981-1985. This is 27th Lancers in 1985. I’m 3rd snare from the left in the dark top. We were so intense. 📷🥁🔥

Sep 16, 2023: Ono farm ice cream is really good, and I like the colorful cow mascot a lot. 📷🐄

Sep 16, 2023: The baby shoes of one of our daughters. Time passes so quickly by. 🥹

Sep 16, 2023: Oof! Maru, I was gonna use that! 😂📷🐕

Sep 15, 2023: Tanzawa Oyama Hike On Sunday 27 August 2023, I challenged myself to an approx 5:45hr 6.8km solo hike in the Tanzawa range on a hot and humid day (it suddenly rained at …

Sep 15, 2023: I’m going hiking Monday on ‘respect for the aged’ day, and hope the weather is good. Just have to decide the destination. 🥾📷

Sep 15, 2023: Even if you can read it, the red letters impart a feeling of warning. This is a sign on a trail at Oyama indicating slip/fall risk. Indeed it was a …

Sep 14, 2023: I published a new page with links to my annotated custom Google “My Maps” maps, for Japan hiking in Hakone, Tanzawa, Kamakura / Zushi, and …

Sep 14, 2023: I don’t know who drew this snarky thing, but I like it. Even beginners need to eat. 🙃

Sep 14, 2023: Dubner TMSIDK Rocks

The interesting and informative podcast “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know” (TMSIDK) from Stephen Dubner, strikes me as a kind of …

Sep 14, 2023: It kind of goes with this post, but we got some swanky Castella the other day, and there were exacting instructions on how to cut it. We joked about …

Sep 14, 2023: This statue on Mt Oyama in the Tanzawa massif commemorates 40 years after the end of the WWII evacuation of children, about 3000 of whom were …

Sep 13, 2023: On Mt Kurobi our guide told us to stay back from the “Tora Rope” in front of a cliff, but I didn’t understand and headed right toward it while …

Sep 13, 2023: Japan Business Driver

My business gets business because Japanese are not so good at English.

Sep 13, 2023: I translated some information about Japan’s mountain grading system into English, which you can check out here. The idea is to be able to consistently …

Sep 13, 2023: I love this glowing stained glass peacock art at JR Shimbashi in Tokyo. 📷🦚

Sep 12, 2023: Have you heard of the ambitious “Noto” typeface project which also has a CJK variant? (i.e. Chinese, Japanese, Korean glyphs) Here’s a …

Sep 12, 2023: Waseda U has their festival in the fall (it was an open campus before, not sure about now), and you might be interested in this old post about that …

Sep 12, 2023: Fireworks cause our dog Maru the Shiba to have a panic attack. Poor guy sounds like he has asthma when it happens, he breathes so hard 😭📷

Sep 11, 2023: Lately Maru the Shiba eats only if I spoon feed him the first couple of bites! I’ve created a monster! 👨‍🍼📷

Sep 11, 2023: Burns my cookies to hear about tourists in Japan vandalizing cultural properties and harassing residents. A few years ago I blogged that people can …

Sep 11, 2023: I like the ritual of traditional “wet shaving” with a traditional double-edged safety razor. Here’s some notes on what I learned …

Sep 11, 2023: In retrospect, we’ve come so far since “garakei” flip phones. Remember having to re-learn each function because they were all implemented differently …

Sep 10, 2023: Mt Kurobi made me feel the cycle of the seasons with pretty flowering trees and lingering spring chill in June.

Sep 10, 2023: “Over yonder” is a phrase that really applies in this old US military base that’s now used as baseball and soccer grounds, as well as a makeshift dog …

Sep 10, 2023: I think people are still having trouble buying JR Suica cards, but did you know who designed the Suica and what penguin it’s based on? 🐧

Sep 10, 2023: PSA: From now thru Nov it’s オオスズメバチ “murder hornet” season in Japan, so if you’re on the trail, wear white, move quietly, and avoid any …

Sep 10, 2023: I’ve seen the Great Buddha statue in Kamakura a number of times over the years, and it never gets boring.

Sep 10, 2023: If I didn’t read Japanese language, I’d have missed the concept that we hikers should clear some debris from the water drainage channels cut across …

Sep 10, 2023: A panorama of the plains below Mt Oyama in Tanzawa is your lovely reward after you climb it. 🗻📷

Sep 10, 2023: In an area designated as an evac zone here in Yokohama Japan, there’s this old well pump by Sun Tiger. I didn’t try it. 🪣📷

Sep 10, 2023: The first part of the hike up Mt Myojin in Hakone is within the Saijo temple grounds. This stairway cuts through the cedar forest and has something …

Sep 10, 2023: This was my first real mountain climb, up Kurobi in Gunma. SAR would have been able to spot me, wearing an orange jacket, but somehow I completed it. …

Sep 10, 2023: Suddenly seeing this doe on an early morning hike up Mt Myojin in Hakone was a precious and memorable experience. 📷

Sep 10, 2023: When hiking in Hakone Japan, there are these built water channels which cut across the trail. Signs ask passing hikers to clear a handful of the …

Sep 10, 2023: Had to take a snap of this cool abstract kinetic sculpture in Yokohama Japan, near where we live. 📷

Sep 9, 2023: If you need to switch a site from one custom domain to the other, forwarding becomes necessary. Setting up a web server to do it is a pain, but …

Sep 3, 2023: Heading to Hakone to hike Myojingatake today, starting at Daiyuzan and ending near Gora. Here’s hoping for no rain. 🥾🙏

Aug 27, 2023: Hiking Oyama in Tanzawa today. Eating curry rice at the summit!

Aug 21, 2023: Went to Disney Sea for D1’s birthday on Saturday. “Soarin’” was fantastic. It was so hot they had to cancel their afternoon show for …

Aug 19, 2023: Mt. Myojogatake - Hiking Hakone On Saturday 12 August 2023, I did an approx 4hr 6.7km solo hike in Hakone on a humid day, ascending about 570m to Mt. Myojogatake ( …

Aug 18, 2023: Check out a custom google map of some of the hikes I’ve done in the Kamakura and Zushi areas. Hope it’s useful to someone. 🥾

Aug 17, 2023: Ulysses app can post to, nifty. 🪭

Aug 16, 2023: Hiked up Mt Myojogatake last weekend, check out the blog post on that. The daimonji festival I reference in the post is tonight, Aug 16! 大🔥

Aug 6, 2023: Saw a nursing home shuttle van parked in our neighborhood. The name? “Third Base” nursing home. Oh Japan… 😅

Jul 31, 2023: Mt. Sengen and Mt. Takanosu - Hiking Hakone On Sunday 30 July 2023, I challenged myself with a ~10 km solo day hike in Hakone on a hot summer’s day, ascending the Yusaka trail from Hakone …

Jul 31, 2023: Blogged about hiking in Hakone, this time up Mts Sengen and Takanosu, but Chisuji Falls was the highlight! 🥾 Check it out: …

Jul 25, 2023: The Twitter “X” rebrand is ill advised due to other companies' control of that trademark, and just reeks of desperation. It deserves all …

Jul 24, 2023: Kintoki Hike in Hakone On Saturday 22 July 2023, I challenged a solo day hike up Mt Kintoki (金時山 きんときさん) in Hakone, on a perfect day for hiking, and was rewarded with …

Jul 24, 2023: Last weekend I hiked Mt Kintoki in Hakone. Here’s a little blog post about that adventure, check it out! 🌋…

Jul 20, 2023: If you have M365 for business check out the Edge Workspaces feature. This is something I’ve tried to cobble together with bookmarks before and …

Jul 18, 2023: Nagoe Kiridoshi Hike from Zushi to Kamakura On Saturday 15th July 2023, I did this solo hike and jog from JR Zushi to JR Kita-Kamakura, via the “Nagoe Kiridoshi” ( …

Jul 18, 2023: Blogged about my 10km trek from Zushi to Kita-Kamakura via the Nagoe Kiridoshi pass this weekend. Check it out! 🥾…

Jul 6, 2023: Japan visitors considering climbing Fuji: it’s 9C and windy at the summit now at 10am. Have layers for any weather, wear appropriate footwear, …

Jul 5, 2023: I had 7-11 bento for lunch: a mabodofu, and it was great. They have a sheet of vinyl between the topping and the rice, which you remove after heating. …

Jul 4, 2023: Saw this sign in Yokohama Japan warning about purse snatchers. “Use an anti-theft net on your bike basket! Keep your bag on the side away from …

Jul 3, 2023: Kamakura Alps Trek 12km from Kounandai On Sunday 2nd July 2023, I challenged myself with this ~12km solo hike from JR Kounandai to JR Kamakura, via the Kamakura Ten’en Hiking Trail in …

Jul 3, 2023: Japan hikers, it’s getting hot out there, and that means critters. Last week on the trail with Maru the Shiba, he got excited seeing a snake …

Jul 3, 2023: Wrote a little blog post about my 12km trek yesterday on the Kamakura Ten’en Hiking Trail. Check it out! 🥾…

Jul 2, 2023: Hiked 12km from Kounandai to Kamakura via Ten’en, the highest point In Yokohama. Knackered. 🥾

Jun 29, 2023: We take Maru to a pet spa near the vet, and it’s fortunate he likes the (female) employees there, and goes without protest. This is his checkup …

Jun 28, 2023: Hikers, campers do you have any hints about avoiding black fly bites? (Buyo in Japan) I read mint oil works.

Jun 27, 2023: Took the dog hiking last weekend out Kamakura Ten’en way, and despite wearing trousers, got bit by a “buyo” black fly. The wound is pretty bad. 🪰

Jun 27, 2023: Victorinox collection. Thought about fatherhood as I cleaned up my FIL’s old Fisherman, and my Dad’s old Classics which he carried every …

Jun 22, 2023: Japan’s well into rainy season and it’s getting old. But at least it’s mostly not brutally hot and humid. That starts next month!

Jun 12, 2023: Kurobi Hike in Gunma On Saturday 3rd June 2023, I had my first real mountain trekking experience. It was fantastic with perfect weather, but I got to discover how out of …

Jun 12, 2023: Wrote a little blog post on our trip to Mt. Akagi on 3rd June. Check it out! 🌋

Jun 8, 2023: Gunma’s Mt. Akagi / Kurobi was great - perfect weather and a physical challenge of ~90 min up a steep rocky trail to the summit at 1827m (+500m …

Jun 3, 2023: On bus to Mt Akagi in Gunma. Typhoon passed Yokohama last night. It should be partly sunny by the time we hit summit. Expecting slippery mud. 🌦️💪

Jun 2, 2023: Yokohama is getting hit pretty hard with this typhoon, the day before we’re supposed to go to Gunma to climb up Mt. Kurobi. Tour operator says …

Jun 1, 2023: Watching this interview shows just how good an actor Dominic West is. Wow, he nails it.

May 23, 2023: We’ve put up with construction noise for the better part of a year, and the 500 yen gift certificate the store manager brought yesterday was …

Apr 18, 2023: Enjoying watching Succession on U-Next here in Japan. Love the show and all its attention to detail (lots to unpack) but whoever named it for the …

Apr 10, 2023: Maru our Shiba ate a random something off the ground. My wife said it could have been meat, or a bird carcass. He’s fine, still, and just ate a …

Apr 1, 2023: Sitting in the hospital waiting my turn to get the dog bite dressing changed, and there’s two elderly baachan chatting loudly. Baachan next to me …

Mar 22, 2023: Was mostly catching the highlights of the US:Japan final in the WBC while working, but watched the bottom of the 8th and 9th. What a game & …

Mar 14, 2023: MS Planner has good integration with Viva Goals (for OKRs) so we’re using it. Discovered that if you want the Plan to be visible in the Teams …

Mar 2, 2023: Check out 50 conversations in Bangalore and Chennai from Derek @Sivers. Fascinating! 🇮🇳

Mar 1, 2023: M365 Sharepoint Online List calculated column formulas just don’t work as expected. Tried using IF() to check a yes/no and return an integer, …

Feb 26, 2023: ISO 27001 is about setting up an “ISMS” or Information Security Management System, aka a security program. It’s a framework of …

Feb 24, 2023: Apex Ping got unceremoniously shuttered in some M&A shenanigans, so I switched to @updownio for site and SSL cert monitoring. So far: inexpensive, …

Feb 22, 2023: Making good progress on our ISO 27001 project, but need to make sure to not go down rabbit holes chasing perfection. 🐇

Feb 18, 2023: This makes no sense at all as SMS 2FA is the least secure of those methods. Happy to not use SMS for this.

Feb 9, 2023: Lots of conflicting help pages later, finally got SharePoint Content Types working for our ISO-related controlled docs library. Easy to create new, …

Feb 7, 2023: If you have a “now page” you can request to list it on @nownownow where you’ll get a profile like this: ⏳

Feb 2, 2023: Learned about the useful browser extension decentraleyes, and am committing to not use CDNs for css and js libraries in our projects. 👏🏻

Jan 30, 2023: Moving away from Google Workspace, so we no longer need @KaseyaCorp Spanning Backup. FAQ says I can halt CC auto-renewal in the UI, but you …

Jan 30, 2023: A lot of foods are going way up in price in Japan. Eggs and mikan are about double now. 😓

Jan 30, 2023: Setup 2 Yubikeys with FIDO2 on my Apple ID. Easy to set up. Works like it says on the tin, so far.

Jan 25, 2023: Smithsonian Open Access is honestly a stunning cultural contribution to humanity. Over four million digital items available for free use, no …

Jan 25, 2023: You can now use Yubico’s FIDO2 security keys as a second factor for your Apple ID, in iOS and iPadOS 16.3. Get two and set it up. 🔑🔑

Jan 25, 2023: If you create quizzes in M365 MS Forms, see about an MS Teams team to house them - you can move them there in the Forms UI. Quizzes are initially …

Jan 20, 2023: M365 SharePoint “Content Types” are convenient, because you can make a custom ones for your firm, to automate field creation and specify a …

Jan 19, 2023: Getting into the guts of how SharePoint document libraries work, including the mechanics and differences between collaborative editing vs check-in and …

Jan 18, 2023: M365 can use “passkeys” so I enabled the FIDO2 hardware key authentication method in Entra admin. Users can now add their security keys …

Jan 17, 2023: Designed an uber-simple power automate flow to collect policy doc acknowledgements from team members. Just select the updated doc, pick the menu item, …

Jan 16, 2023: Having a few static HTML sites, Deno Deploy makes it short work of serving them. See my gist for an example of an index.ts file loaded also with the …

Jan 16, 2023: How poorly handled. shut everything down as of EOY 2022, but, no email to paying customers (they claim on Slack they sent; but I can’t …

Jan 15, 2023: Easily redeployed a static site to Deno Deploy using a 15 loc sample from this link in an index.ts file in the root of the project, w/ 1 small edit, …

Jan 15, 2023: After a long, long mull, I decided to put my photos in OneDrive personal, and pare down paid services. M365 is a great deal for a family, with 5 …

Jan 13, 2023: Starting to deploy M365 Purview “sensitivity labels” (e.g. ‘internal only’ or ‘confidential’) for info …

Jan 11, 2023: M365 InTune is relatively easy to grok & deploy for device onboarding and compliance, even for a small co. Do: use security groups and know that …

Jan 7, 2023: Hey, if you haven’t tried it check out the services. Adam has done a great job building out a whole bunch of linked services, which help …

Jan 7, 2023: A dear friend brought me some So Australia wine. It’s got slick co-branding with F1 racer Daniel Ricciardo. Box! Box!

Jan 4, 2023: Hoping for peace and prosperity for everyone in 2023. 🎉

Dec 31, 2022: M365, Azure B2B on, an existing Exchange contact will get auto deleted (merged?!) after invited guest with same email accesses a shared file. Annoying …

Dec 28, 2022: The feature of OneDrive app, to pick a SharePoint shared library folder, then take photos and automatically upload into it, is a real lifesaver. …

Dec 27, 2022: It’s been a maelstrom of activity but we are mostly migrated to MS365, and are well on our way implementing an ISO 27001 ISMS in SharePoint. 🎉

Dec 24, 2022: Microsoft must have an absolutely massive documentation team. The “learn” site and other docs have been a great help in getting us …

Dec 22, 2022: Took a beat to get the API working, but this guy has email, calendars and files migrating at full blast to MS 365. 🚀

Dec 19, 2022: The cheapest MS Project version, the one that’s web only, is too simplistic. You apparently can’t even schedule tasks on the weekend. 👎🏻

Dec 19, 2022: Worked out how to custom format a SharePoint board to make it look like a timeline. Good for project milestones after futzing with Excel & MS …

Dec 19, 2022: Migrated brand Google Photos to OneDrive, and bulk exported Google Groups email to mbox files. Bleary eyed. 😖

Dec 19, 2022: Wordle 548 5/6 ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ ⬜⬜⬜🟩⬜ ⬜🟨🟨🟩⬜ 🟨⬜🟨🟩🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Dec 18, 2022: Considering a move from my beloved print newspaper to its digital edition. I can likely increase the font size to make it easy to read. Has anyone cut …

Dec 18, 2022: MS Edge wouldn’t start on my Mac. The cause was incorrect permissions on its folder under $HOME/Library/Application Support. Sudo delete the …

Dec 17, 2022: We migrated our team tasks to SharePoint Lists, & to allow clients to make requests, hooked up an MS Forms form to a PowerAutomate flow, which …

Dec 14, 2022: If you have a large zip file split into multiple files, each file having the same folders but containing different content, in macOS Finder you can …

Dec 14, 2022: External sharing in MS365 from SharePoint or OneDrive has matured. Guests can easily sign in with an MS account, or if they don’t have, via an …

Dec 11, 2022: Migrated from folders in Sharepoint Lists to taxonomy terms from the Terms Store. Now views and filters are key, and the Lists iOS app works well!

Dec 6, 2022: クロアチアおめでとう。日本代表、PK戦負け辛いけど、ファンに希望と感動与えてくれて、本当にありがとう! 良くやった! ⚽️🇯🇵🔥🙏

Dec 6, 2022: Congratulations to Croatia on your win in the Japan match. Japan, a PK shootout loss is rough, but you gave the country hope; stellar job! 🇯🇵🤩🔥⚽️

Dec 5, 2022: Last week I signed up for Azure Virtual Desktop to test Win & Powershell (I’m on macOS). Support called, “available to help during my …

Dec 5, 2022: Frequent Forums problem in Sharepoint: the location you want is not available in “select a team or site” on copying a list. To fix: from …

Dec 5, 2022: Maru had a great time crunching on fallen leaves at Maioka Park. Last time it was hot weather. 🍁🍂🐕

Dec 4, 2022: Linux Learner Tools A companion micro podcast for my Tools for the Modern Linux Learner post. 🎙️🧰

Dec 4, 2022: Want to reduce MS List admin burden but maintain security? Enable Folders & set group perms on them (no inheritance, separate grants). Separate …

Dec 4, 2022: Here’s an old PDF article on Sawayaka Undo さわやか運動 from Yokohama City archives. Maybe Japanese football fans tidying up after matches is rooted …

Dec 4, 2022: Today is “sawayaka undo” in our hood, a Japan thing where you tidy up the streets or shared spaces near your home, picking up leaves or …

Dec 2, 2022: Enhanced the e-sign capability of our in-house ops db by appending the sign manifest certificate to the signed PDF. This means 1 Docusign API call …

Dec 2, 2022: Fantastic!! Japan beat Spain in their World Cup match! 🇯🇵⚽️🎉

Dec 1, 2022: Learned on a variety show today that Onizuka Tiger brand shoes are popular with foreign visitors to Japan. I’d like to recommend Spingle Move which …

Nov 30, 2022: Having infosec, safety or quality SOPs written down is the easy part. The challenge is in the convincing and cajoling and implementing, because …

Nov 29, 2022: MS365 Trial Tenant Trouble A micro podcast to go with my blog post about the trouble we had adding our production domain to MS365. 🎙️

Nov 29, 2022: Someone in my firm setup a trial MS365 account, and our production domain got “stuck” in the test tenant. Removing it so I could register …

Nov 29, 2022: M365 Trial Tenant Trouble We at my firm eSolia decided to migrate everything to Microsoft M365, for better or worse, because literally all our clients use it and things are …

Nov 29, 2022: Maru’s “hurry up and wait”. 🐕

Nov 29, 2022: We repurposed a metal can that came with fancy cookies, into a general snacks can, but its lid fell behind the family altar. I need to MacGuyver a …

Nov 28, 2022: There’s a trend in Japan of people complaining that children are making noise in parks, and it’s such a narrow view. I think at least we …

Nov 27, 2022: We all went to Chigasaki to see K perform on clarinet in her OBOG wind ensemble. It was lovely to hear all that lunchtime practice come together in …

Nov 27, 2022: First you might have a motivation to achieve some goal, but it’s the little repeated habits that will get you there. Chip away at it, and make it …

Nov 26, 2022: A and I went to Mokichi in Chigasaki, to eat Italian before our daughter’s concert. Absolutely worth the trip! Luxe interior!

Nov 26, 2022: Maru is being a “good boy” here, looking away so as to not be too greedy. But once we said “yoshi!” he gobbled this dinner …

Nov 26, 2022: We made a commitment yesterday to implement ISO 27001, the infosec standard, after a year of smaller changes in a positive direction. Now to roll up …

Nov 25, 2022: Today we decided how to proceed with ISO 27001, and, migrate to MS 365 because 100% of our clients use it. Simplify and standardize our lives. 〄

Nov 25, 2022: Birthday boy Maru tax 🥰🐕

Nov 25, 2022: Maru the Shiba, was born in Awaji Hyogo 2 years ago. Happy birthday my furry buddy! 🥹😍

Nov 25, 2022: A few years ago I turned shaving into a ritual and it’s a special time of day. The old style but modern razor, a blade, the brush, the good soap and …

Nov 24, 2022: Checking out the shiny new MarsEdit 5 beta from @danielpunkass at Red Sweater. Nifty: new “micropost” feature, and it auto-refreshes the …

Nov 24, 2022: Spent the last 30 minutes unsubscribing from sooo much newsletter detritus. Recommended, if you find yourself deleting but never reading! 🧹🔥

Nov 24, 2022: Japan topped Germany in the World Cup (🤩) and the news is full of happy scenes of people celebrating. The country needed that win, I think. ⚽️🇯🇵2:🇩🇪1

Nov 24, 2022: I’m finding in my 50s that I retain facts differently from when I was younger. I’m more emotion driven and rote memorization is tougher. 🧐

Nov 23, 2022: Weather update says it’s raining. Maru and I will need to wear rain gear today.

Nov 22, 2022: Dewy grasses steeped in autumn colors, greeted Maru and me on our walk this morning. 🌾🐕

Nov 22, 2022: Rob Conery on running Postgres in WebAssembly in the browser. Wow! 🤯

Nov 22, 2022: Chris Petrilli tweeted some info about Twitter’s infra to course-correct the inane jUst uSE clOud commentary from the peanut gallery. Serious $$$.

Nov 22, 2022: Yesterday was our 30th anniversary proper and we ate a lot, drank a little. Luxury obento from Kijima was a highlight. Today we graze on leftovers!

Nov 21, 2022: The Tottori Dunes were impressively large for a place you don’t expect them. Worth a visit. ⏳

Nov 21, 2022: Learn about Passkeys, a new way to sign in without passwords. The shows sites, apps, services where you can use them for …

Nov 21, 2022: Are you aware of these 15 blissfully cool facts about ice?

Nov 20, 2022: Maru loves hay!

Nov 20, 2022: I met a fellow dog owner here in Japan, who has an Italian Greyhound puppy she named “Lalo”. The name rang a bell, and she elaborated that …

Nov 20, 2022: Trying RedSweater MarsEdit from @danielpunkass to edit my, and it’s really smooth. I searched my old emails and it looks like …

Nov 20, 2022: After a while away, I took the chaos at Twitter as an opportunity to revive my, and I have to say Manton and team have made fantastic …

Nov 20, 2022: Cruelly Abandoned Gun Dogs A short podcast about my post on abandoned scent hounds. People can be shitty but there are some doing great and needed work. 🎙️

Nov 20, 2022: Did you know that hunters sometimes cruelly abandon gun dogs or scent hounds in the early spring after hunting season, even leaving them chained in …

Nov 20, 2022: Scent Hounds Terrible Plight My wife told me about an awful thing happening in Japan. Some hunters who use “gun dogs” or “scent hounds” to flush out prey, …

Nov 20, 2022: Chick Corey’s Tap Step is the first vinyl album I wore out as a teen, from repeat listening. 🎵

Nov 19, 2022: Speaking of The Godfather, I think I’ll read Puzo’s novel again.

Nov 19, 2022: Started watching Paramount+ “The Offer” on U-Next, about the genesis of The Godfather. It is well done with perfect color, great casting, and a meta …

Nov 19, 2022: Thomas Zimmer’s clear, analytical Thoughts on Twitter, Musk, and the destruction of the virtual public square. 👍

Nov 19, 2022: Hiked out to Kamakura Ten-en rest area with Maru. He was fine with people all the way, but now he’s barky. 😅🐕🥾

Nov 18, 2022: I never tire of looking at the mountains in Japan. Snapped this at the Hiruzen Kogen service area. 🗻

Nov 18, 2022: Just tried Wavelength on iOS to make a quick & bare-bones podcast to post on @microdotblog. One touch record, and when you’re done it …

Nov 18, 2022: 30th Anniversary Trip Recorded a brief podcast about our anniversary trip to test Wavelength and Auphonic. 🎙️

Nov 18, 2022: Pat Metheny and/or Lyle Mays have been the soundtrack of my life. If you haven’t heard them, relax, and listen to “September Fifteenth”, “James”, …

Nov 17, 2022: Microsoft Lists actually looks pretty good compared to the simple Planner product. Grid / kanban / cal views, see who modified, restore from trash …

Nov 17, 2022: I’m reminded of a nostalgic quote attributed to the great marching percussion teacher Tom Float (RIP), telling his Spirit of Atlanta snareline …

Nov 16, 2022: Waguri Kiito in Atami Ginza was a treat, and they hand press each dessert in front of you. We had the Mont Blanc-Matcha combo. 😘

Nov 16, 2022: The Akagawara Shop in Kurayoshi was in a fascinating old building with souvenirs in a wide price range. Decidedly not a franchise.

Nov 15, 2022: Cool Takahama cafe at the Tottori dunes.

Nov 15, 2022: The tour guide on our recent trip had us guess what this boulder-like object was made from. We were surprised to hear the answer: aluminium.

Nov 14, 2022: When I hiked to Genjiyama last weekend with Maru, I followed Google Maps to try to do it, but the first 400m (circled) or so was machete territory. It …

Nov 14, 2022: Maru our Shiba takes over the couch at night but gets off there as soon as we are up. 🐕

Nov 14, 2022: Musk is cutting so many staff at Twitter you have to wonder what the real motivation is. It doesn’t appear rational. Is it more of a “long …

Nov 14, 2022: Wrote a blog post about our 30th anniversary trip to Shimane and Tottori onsen spas, Izumo Taisha and the Tottori Dunes.

Nov 14, 2022: In Japan you start a hike on the crowded trails with a chipper “konnichiwa!” for all passers, but it degrades to “onchwa!” …

Nov 13, 2022: The lay explanation for Izumo Taisha’s 4 claps is given as “shi-a-wa-se” but the real etymology is supposed to be 一霊四魂, the four …

Nov 13, 2022: Izumo Taisha shrine was impressive, in Nov, kamiarizuki, the “month with gods”. Unlike a regular shrine, here you clap 4 times with your prayer …

Nov 13, 2022: Thirtieth Anniversary Trip to Shimane and Tottori I can’t believe it’s been 30 years since we got married. To celebrate, we booked a tour of Shimane and Tottori prefectures, and had a …

Nov 12, 2022: Took Maru for a hike up to Kamakura Genjiyama Park. Went up an unused jungle-like route near Abutsuni Tomb, then over to the trail to Kita-kama.

Nov 12, 2022: Post Kamakura hike coffee from (ig) hit the spot! Friendly English speaking staff, too.

Nov 12, 2022: On our 30th anniversary trip, one tidbit from the bus guide when we were near Mt. Daisen, was that the wind turbines operate in the red compared to …

Nov 12, 2022: Been a long time. One rule people in tech like to try to follow or recommend is the 3-2-1 rule. If you don’t know it, it’s to keep 3 …

Nov 2, 2022: Linux Tools for Learners If you’re trying to learn *nix command line, whether you’re on a Mac, Linux, the Linux subsystem in Windows or something else, …

Mar 27, 2022: Japan Drivers License Ordeal I finally got my proper Japan driver’s license, and what an ordeal it’s been. Fasten your seatbelts for this one and just note that you …

Nov 23, 2021: Favorite Podcasts Trypod Before COVID I used to walk to JR Totsuka station here in Yokohama, every day for my commute to Tokyo. It was a good opportunity to listen to a …

Oct 31, 2021: Shiba Maru Rebellion Our dog “Maru”, a male Shiba, is going through a rebellious phase now at 11 months old. Our trainer told us Shibas especially go through a …

Oct 30, 2021: Overly Precise Japan A while back, the morning news in Japan did an unironic piece on “how much is too much reclining” in trains and planes. The result was, …

Oct 27, 2021: Trouble Comes Free Of course there are people who live by creating trouble as their raison d’être, like Baron Munchausen. In my thinking, life dishes out trouble …

Oct 26, 2021: Praise for Discomfort Thinking about motivation and how to motivate, I came to a conclusion that works for me. Praising someone for what they are already good at, is a …

Oct 25, 2021: Got Japanese Humor? I like comedy because laughter makes me feel better, while the heavy stuff comes for free. What about in Japan? Japan has some interesting comedy or …

Oct 24, 2021: Stop Tool Fiddling Are you a project manager or, a manager of MS Project. That is, is your selected tool impeding you rather than helping you? The more time spent …

Oct 22, 2021: Japan Banking Hell The other day I had to do three bank transfers for my company, since my business partner who usually takes care of this, couldn’t. The bank …

Oct 17, 2021: Japan Murder Hornets Robert on Strava says he “just takes the stings and calls it free Vespa”, which is funny, but Asian Giant Hornets (Vespa mandarinia) in …

Oct 4, 2021: Hugo Vercel Deploy A question on the Hugo support forum prompted me to try deploying the Hugo quickstart site with Ananke Theme, on Vercel. It was super simple and took …

Sep 30, 2021: Postmarkapp Template Backup The other day I wrote about using Postmark for sending out HTML emails. We wanted to have a way to backup our Postmark email templates automatically, …

Sep 27, 2021: App Email Services If you are hosting your app on a service like the recently-closed Webfaction, you might be getting shared space for your web pages or app, databases …

Sep 22, 2021: Apple Mail Privacy After updating to Apple’s iOS 15, amongst several privacy initiatives in iCloud+, you can enable “MPP” or Mail Privacy Protection, …

Feb 3, 2021: WHO needs to learn how to deal with the trolls braying that they “won’t accept” the report they are trying to put together about the origins of COVID …

Jan 30, 2021: Read about the awesome Akari Tachi whose dream is to “continue competing in capoeira and become infinitely cool.” Way better than wanting to be a …

Jan 9, 2021: Creeeeeeeeaaaak! Hear that? It’s the sound of Republican spines suddenly growing back. 😒

Jan 8, 2021: New terms of service from WhatsApp mean you agree to share your personal data with its parent Facebook. Rather, nope out and go for @element_hq, …

Dec 28, 2020: Watching the movie 1917, I suddenly realized why soldiers wear two dog tags, when he takes only one off his friend… sigh

Dec 27, 2020: I’m 55 on the 1st of Jan, and as an early birthday present, my daughters bought me an outfit and a down coat. I was absolutely stunned silent - …

Dec 10, 2020: Be careful out there kids. This is a phishing attempt by a scammer trying to get info regarding the Ledger crypto wallet.…

Dec 8, 2020: Meanwhile at the Hayabusa test lab: “dang it Jenkins, I thought I told you to turn off that fan!” (Still a couple weeks in 2020…)

Dec 6, 2020: macOS Big Sur has some good aspects but, its external display handling is buggy, and spotlight is worse functionally. 😒

Dec 2, 2020: Even if you don’t know it, you probably use @letsencrypt, a non-profit that provides over 200 million (!) TLS certificates to websites for free. …

Dec 1, 2020: I’m a fan of Just Systems' «ATOK Passport», which is the best way to enter Japanese on Mac, Windows, iOS, Android. It has too many features to …

Nov 28, 2020: After about 500km on my Altra One 3’s, I tried a bunch of new models and settled on Topo Magnifly 3. Love them; zero drop with just enough padding. …

Nov 19, 2020: If you’re in Japan, MyMizu ( is an interesting app that lets you find and share places such as parks, to refill your …

Nov 16, 2020: If you use brew, upgrading to MacOS 11.0.1 Big Sur results in errors regarding “CLT” (Xcode’s Command Line Tools), with commands …

Nov 16, 2020: MacOS 11.0.1 Big Sur sure does like rounded corners. As long as they stay away from skeuomorphism, I’m ok with it. 😏

Nov 14, 2020: Tried Apple’s Maps on Big Sur, specifically the bike route planning feature, but it failed due to a server being down. 🤪

Nov 13, 2020: Upgraded to MacOS Big Sur today, and it looks great. Love the design. 😎

Nov 12, 2020: M1 chipped Apples limited The new Macs with Apple’s M1 chips indeed “change everything” as Apple says. You cannot use more than 1 external display on the …

Nov 8, 2020: Google VPN is like the charismatic wolf inviting you to dinner, but you’re the dinner.

Nov 8, 2020: Needed a nap after all the excitement and my run. Woke up during a dream in which a noisy truck full of turkeys was delivered to our street here in …

Nov 8, 2020: For those entreating Trump to concede with grace, uhh, haven’t you figured out that he has none? Not one iota.

Nov 8, 2020: Well, AP and CNN called it for Biden / Harris thank heavens, but now the real whining and subterfuge shall begin. 😏

Nov 7, 2020: I wrote down some thoughts on my fitness journey.

Nov 7, 2020: Today we ate at the «Tsumugu Café & Something» in Totsuka. Cool interior and great food.

Nov 7, 2020: I’ve been very busy and away for a while. I lost 12 kg with daily exercise and feel good. I’ll feel even better if we can finally declare …

Apr 24, 2020: You can’t put a oily-cheesy pizza box in the paper recycling, but, you can compact it down quite small. Just wet the cardboard on both sides and …

Apr 12, 2020: Ew! Haha!…

Apr 12, 2020: Everyone’s saying stay 2m apart, but an early March 2020 article says researchers found the COVID-19 virus can travel 4.5 meters. Terrifying.

Apr 11, 2020: Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike (@ecoyuri) gave an address in English about the COVID-19 situation. Major thanks and kudos! 👏🏻

Apr 8, 2020: In his address regarding the national COVID-19 response lockdown PM Abe used the famous FDR phrase: “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself”. …

Apr 1, 2020: Japan Postal service is suspending international service to many countries as of 2nd April 2020. Been here 33 years and nothing like this has ever …

Mar 30, 2020: The so-called Outreach team at WhoIsHostingThis keeps spamming me about link sharing. Stop. Even if I did link sharing, your proposed article is full …

Mar 27, 2020: Daughter 2 who will be living alone asked for some hand soap, so I gave her some extra “cow soap” I had (Japan’s “ivory” …

Mar 27, 2020: Tokyo Governor is asking us to “practice restraint” and stay inside this coming weekend. Jiji news reports that the gov’t will also …

Feb 26, 2020: No wonder I like the chilling and darkly funny “Killing Eve”; Phoebe Waller-Bridge is the writer / showrunner.

Feb 14, 2020: I wanted easy macOS WAV sound file metadata editing & found «Meta» from NBE @meta4mac after an extensive search. A gem among many poor choices! 💎

Feb 12, 2020: Ah, it’s so sad Lyle Mays died. His solo work and work with PMG are my “heavy rotation” music… Much love to his loved ones. 😢

Jan 31, 2020: Caption it: “no scritches for me!”

Jan 29, 2020: The content of Medium is getting pulp-trashy these days. The “today’s highlights” spam feels like taking a surreptitious look at the …

Jan 23, 2020: PSA: Japan residents and visitors should be aware of possible spread of pneumonia-like coronavirus after the first confirmed case. Take precautions …

Jan 17, 2020: What a great use of technology; check out «Be My Eyes», an app that connects vision impaired people with sighted volunteers, to help with daily tasks. …

Jan 10, 2020: International residents, workers, and students in Tokyo: the Tokyo Metropolitan Gov’t will hold its annual disaster drill Tues 28 Jan 2020. …

Jan 8, 2020: Nifty to see my daughter on this website. 😍

Jan 8, 2020: Dave Chappelle knows how to make an acceptance speech. Artful. “Son, sometimes you have to be a lion, so you can be the lamb you really …

Jan 3, 2020: Aoyama Gakuin won the 2020 (96th) #HakoneEkiden with a course record of 10:45:23, 3:02 ahead of last year’s winner Tokai U. Special congrats to …

Jan 3, 2020: Friends in Australia in my thoughts. Stay safe from the fires if you can. Sounds absolutely terrifying…

Jan 2, 2020: Aoyama Gakuin won day 1 of the 2020 Hakone Ekiden with a big 1:33 lead today. Good luck to all runners tomorrow as they run back to Tokyo. 🏃🏻‍♂️

Jan 2, 2020: Heard this news about a new years day robbery in Tokyo, where the robber duct taped up an elderly couple and their middle-aged son, saying “if …

Jan 1, 2020: Happy New Year one and all. I hope your 2020 looks up, and up! 🐁

Dec 30, 2019: «Oogiri Insatsu» produce products from ideas they get from peoples' tweets, like a student’s desire to eat at their desk when it’s not …

Dec 30, 2019: «Newsed» is an upcycle brand selling products such as keyholders made from old advert canvas or trays made from school desks. Creative! 😍

Dec 27, 2019: Finishing up the last-day-of-the-year “ohsouji” big cleaning at the office, drinking wine, eating chocolate & listening to The Cure. …

Dec 27, 2019: The eSolia year-end holiday starts today Dec 27 (Fri)​ from 12:00​, and runs through Jan ​5 ​(Sun), 2020​. We will be back in the office from Jan 6th, …

Dec 17, 2019: Completed the IDEO University “[Insights for Innovation](Rick’s Certificate of Completion …

Dec 16, 2019: The demolition next door (we’re pulling down my mother-in-law’s old house) is COMICALLY loud. 5 more months of demolition then build.

Dec 9, 2019: The UCAN nihongo “new words and buzzwords“list had “one team” winning, with runnerups like “planned stoppage” in …

Dec 8, 2019: House building activities have occupied most of our time for the last months but it’s finally settled. Demolition of the old has started! 🚧

Dec 8, 2019: Menstruating friends, I wonder if you heard about the Japanese department store Daimaru Umeda’s (since revoked) plan to allow menstruating …

Dec 6, 2019: A friend & I always joke about consultants getting paid in goats & chickens, but today we paid our electrician for a small hookup job, with 6 …

Nov 25, 2019: Had an enjoyable time with wife and both daughters in Kanazawa: what a cool city, with a big emphasis on architecture and design. It was a 1 hour …

Nov 25, 2019: Read an article today that when older people use “O.K.” in reply it’s considered offensive by younger people?! And that I’m …

Nov 14, 2019: The Electronic Frontier Foundation (@eff) had been working against unconstitutional border searches of digital devices, and today was a big win on …

Nov 11, 2019: The level of maturity it takes to think of oneself as important for having 5000 followers on some social networking service, is the same level of …

Nov 10, 2019: Kylie Jenner has a looot of suing to do, if she thinks she invented the phrase “rise and shine” #riseandshine (what a maroon). 😅 …

Nov 10, 2019: Saw in the Japan Times this AM, that besides the recent #kutoo movement re company rules that women should wear high heels, there’s also a …

Nov 9, 2019: Today’s the ceremony to move the jikka butsudan contents into our new butsudan.

Nov 6, 2019: I’m comparing a lot of software services lately, and getting irritated by those online comparison engines that pit against each other products …

Oct 25, 2019: A new foundation

Oct 23, 2019: Akiko and I ate at this new casual French restaurant in Totsuka, @papavasy. It was soooo good. Recommended!

Oct 15, 2019: Richard Bona is such an inspiration. I knew him as a great bassist, so it was such a pleasure to learn what a talent he is. Watch, and feel joy today. …

Oct 13, 2019: Rugby is one exciting & non-stop sport. Just watched the Japan:Scotland RWC match, and it was a nail-biter, at least for this newb. Congrats …

Oct 13, 2019: A lot of people were impacted by #TyphoonHagibis, but my family is all ok. The only thing that happened to us was a lot of debris and a broken TV …

Oct 12, 2019: Wind from #TyphoonHagibis picking up in Yokohama area, and it looks like Chiba (poor Chiba) just had an earthquake to boot.

Oct 12, 2019: PSA: Japan visitors, check out NHK’s live info page on #TyphoonHagibis. Stay safe indoors! 🌀🇯🇵

Oct 12, 2019: In Japan during #TyphoonHagibis? See my company @eSolia_Inc ’s Japan Disaster Information page for a list of #s and apps. 🇯🇵🌀ℹ️

Oct 12, 2019: Japan’s in the middle of hosting the Rugby World Cup with many visitors from overseas, and the worst typhoon in 60 yr #Hagibis is rapidly …

Oct 12, 2019: In Japan and want live English info on #TyphoonHagibis? Get the app Windy or have a look at their website.

Oct 12, 2019: Japan visitors: here is NHK’s English site for emergency info regarding #TyphoonHagibis, including evac, power outages, flooding and free wifi …

Oct 12, 2019: PSA: in Japan for the RWC? Stay safe indoors, #TyphoonHagibis is the strongest one in 60 yr, peaking in Yokohama & Tokyo area ~21pm, w/ 51kt wind …

Oct 12, 2019: If you’re in Japan, typhoon #Hagibis is bearing down on honshu island now, and should build from ~15pm thru 21pm, with gale force winds gusting …

Oct 12, 2019: If you can read Japanese hiragana and know enough spoken Japanese, you can get direct, live info about Typhoon Hagibis from NHK’s News Web Easy …

Oct 12, 2019: Yokohama city just issued official warnings, and typhoon Hagibis has not even started really. Seya & Kanazawa are level 4 (sugoku yabai, hinan …

Oct 11, 2019: For the eco-minded in Japan, check out «mymizu», an app that helps you find spots to refill your water bottle. I’m adding spots around me. …

Oct 10, 2019: Looks like typhoon “Hagibis”, marked by the weather agency as “strong and violent” is going to hit Japan Sat 12 Oct afternoon. …

Oct 9, 2019: First impression: Microsoft Office 365 UX from the administrator’s POV is a hot mess! 🍝

Oct 5, 2019: Japan Suica Penguin Japan Rail’s IC rail pass “Suica” is so named because it helps daily commuters pass through gates easily, i.e. in a …

Oct 2, 2019: One of those evil punk scum criminals called my MIL with an “ore-ore” (It’s me) scheme yesterday, saying he was her nephew and …

Oct 2, 2019: Testing the great work management app @targetprocess, I found that right clicking on entities in Mac brings up the browser context menu, not …

Oct 2, 2019: Just observed an elderly couple move from one 4-top to a different 4-top with exactly the same dimensions and structure. Different orientation tho, so …

Oct 1, 2019: Kyoto is trying to control the manners of their massive tourist influx with smartphone apps and videos (erm, good luck with that). So, all youse yaban …

Sep 29, 2019: Diamond princess at oosanbashi pier. Massive & beautiful.

Sep 28, 2019: A humorous episode: after he was done with the main one, we sheepishly asked the Shinto priest what we should do about yet another altar we found in …

Sep 28, 2019: Japanese twitter STILL talking about the idiot company director who dissed his wife saying making a bento should only take 3 min. Those comments were …

Sep 28, 2019: Huge congrats to Japan beating world no 2 Ireland at the Rugby World Cup! Whoa, what?! 🇮🇪🇯🇵

Sep 28, 2019: Shinto ceremony complete. Akiko picked up the somewhat forgetful kannushi sama (had to go back to get his stuff), and he did the prayers to remove the …

Sep 28, 2019: Glad we trim the hedges only once a year!

Sep 28, 2019: I cleaned the Shinto kamidana because we have the kannushi san coming today to prepare for its removal. Then Akiko and I trimmed our hedges for a …

Sep 27, 2019: “Comedians” A-Masso (Aマッソ) are racist idiots for saying Naomi Osaka is “too sunburned” and “should bleach her …

Sep 25, 2019: Ha, Greta’s Twitter profile is just expert trolling. Love it!

Sep 24, 2019: Shinjuku cool urban space at lunch.

Sep 22, 2019: The New Zealand All Blacks showed some great respect and sportsmanship at a recent RWC match, by bowing to the audience. Way to go, fellas, …

Sep 22, 2019: Our daughter’s stationed at a newly opened branch of Nojima, a big-box retailer, and since we’re building a house, we bought our first new …

Sep 22, 2019: As my wife and I were driving around the Torihamacho seaside area here, we saw great piles of sea detritus. Apparently this area was flooded in the …

Sep 22, 2019: Akiko and I went to BRANCH Yokohama Nanbu-shijo which opened 20th Sep, but despite the inexpensive grocery shopping, the access and parking is very …

Sep 22, 2019: New Oban “Tawashi” Brush, got at the new food shopping complex “Branch Shijo” near Nambu-Shijo station in Yokohama. Needed …

Sep 21, 2019: Upgraded to the new WatchOS v6: direct App Store is useful, watch face color redesign means icons grey unless background is black. 🧭

Sep 20, 2019: I’ve been trying “traditional shaving” lately with a double or single edge safety razor. I wrote out an aide-mémoire page to help …

Sep 20, 2019: Walking in Shibaura Tokyo

Sep 20, 2019: Walking in Shibaura Tokyo

Sep 20, 2019: macOS prompted me for the Safari 13 upgrade this AM so I started it. However, I found it won’t take unless you force kill various processes from …

Sep 20, 2019: Upgraded iOS to 13 this AM, and there are quite a few small UI changes that I can see like the volume indicator is on the side & keyboard has …

Sep 18, 2019: In the Japan news yesterday, some trollish company director caused a firestorm on the Twitter dissing his wife saying he made his kid’s obentos …

Sep 18, 2019: A “beautiful voice” for sure, even as an older man. RIP, Richard Conrad. 🎭

Sep 18, 2019: It’s a cooler 23C this AM, but I’m still working up a sweat doing sandbag training. It’s a great, quick HIIT workout; try it! 💪🏻🔥

Sep 18, 2019: Ok, yesterday Akiko also discovered that the butsudan in the family home is missing its main effigy, the Vairocana or Dainichi-nyorai, so she bought …

Sep 18, 2019: Vinnie Colaiuta (🐦 @vinniecolaiuta), one of the world’s great drummers, has an insightful new podcast “Breakfast with Vinnie”. Eat …

Sep 17, 2019: Our local and family’s buddhist shrine is “shingon” sect, having Acala or 不動明王 (fudou myoo) as the main deity. Our household …

Sep 17, 2019: Akiko and I discovered that her ancestors helped build and/or supply land for the main local temple and shrine. Pretty cool history.

Sep 17, 2019: In preparing to build a new house where the main family home is, we have to figure out the logistics of shutting down our household shrines, and …

Sep 16, 2019: Akiko found her Hinamatsuri dolls, while tidying up. This is the primary “hime” princess figure, our beautiful heroine.

Sep 16, 2019: Akiko found her Hinamatsuri dolls, while tidying up. This is one of the “daijin” ministers, who were also bodyguards (see the sheaf of …

Sep 16, 2019: Akiko found her Hinamatsuri dolls, while tidying up. These are the “san-nin kanjo”, the three court ladies who serve sake and sweets. …

Sep 16, 2019: While tidying up, Akiko found her “Hinamatsuri” dolls. Here are three helper protectors, the “shicho” or “eji”. …

Sep 16, 2019: Akiko found her ohinasama dolls from when she was a girl. Such detail! Here are three of the “gonin bayashi” musicians, mostly missing …

Sep 16, 2019: Akiko found her ohinasama dolls from when she was a girl. Such detail! (The prince figure has bad bed-head!)

Sep 15, 2019: Treated myself to Penhaligon’s Opus 1870 eau de toilette; what a wonderful scent! 👃🏻

Sep 15, 2019: Tokyo 2020 Olympic committee solution for heat: pelt spectators and athletes with ice shards. Gotta love it. More sake!

Sep 15, 2019: Bought a Muhle razor at Hankyu Mens (🐦 @hankyu_mens_tko) dept store in Yurakucho Tokyo. Disappointing they keep only 1 stock per razor (only heard …

Sep 14, 2019: Netflix “Unbelievable”, wow. It’s so sad what rape victims go through. Having to re-live by the retelling, again and again, betrayed by everyone …

Sep 14, 2019: It’s the keystone cops around here. Japan’s ancient IT minister hasn’t a clue why his website has been offline for months. Life pro tip …

Sep 14, 2019: It was bad enough earning essentially zero interest on bank savings, but now Japan banks are mulling charging a yearly fee. The common man pays for …

Sep 14, 2019: This AM a funny news article said Tokyo 2020 Olympic planners tested fake snow for keeping events cool, but it ended up that the hapless guinea pigs …

Sep 13, 2019: Watching “In the Shadow of the Towers: Stuyvesant High on 9/11” on HBO. Powerful and very emotional stuff, it’s the story from the …

Sep 11, 2019: We didn’t get any Tokyo 2020 Olympic tickets the second round either. Curses! 🤬

Sep 11, 2019: The newly released Apple Watch Series 5 still has no EKG function here in Japan. Bummer. 🤪

Sep 11, 2019: So… what? Nissan Saikawa isn’t being chucked in jail? I’m so confused. /s

Sep 10, 2019: Sunday night’s typhoon Faxai killed 3 in Japan: a woman who was blown off her feet and into a wall, an elderly man hit by a tree as he cleared …

Sep 10, 2019: Mon AM after the typhoon that rolled through Sun night, I spent a couple hours picking up debris, including a lot of plexiglas. My wife discovered the …

Sep 9, 2019: Clear sky this AM followed the typhoon last night. Mt. Fuji at about 1/3 from left.

Sep 9, 2019: Clear sky this AM followed the typhoon last night. Mt. Fuji at about 1/3 from left.

Sep 8, 2019: Dango san kyodai (the three dumpling brothers) was a popular kids’ song in 1999. I came across it whilst Konmari-ing today.

Sep 8, 2019: Dango san kyodai (the three dumpling brothers) was a popular kids’ song in 1999. I came across it whilst Konmari-ing today.

Sep 8, 2019: The typhoon that’s supposed to arrive in the Tokyo area overnight is a strong one, and it’s advisable to plan your travel accordingly. …

Sep 6, 2019: Back to 30C heat in Japan! Tried halving the weight in the sandbag today, and this worked better: I could keep good form and do the various movements …

Sep 5, 2019: This AM I filled the exercise sandbag I bought with ~20kg of sand, and huff-puffed my way through this Funk Roberts sequence. It’s super hard …

Sep 4, 2019: It pissed down rain in Yokohama yesterday evening, so much so that JR Totsuka had a layer of water on the floor, and we got several emergency alerts …

Aug 30, 2019: I’ve never watched Lara Spencer, but what an idiotic comment. Props to the ballet world for responding so positively like they did; showed good …

Aug 30, 2019: In Japan news, a park put up signs forbidding kids from doing jump rope, because crusty old residents complained. The analysis segment is next: …

Aug 29, 2019: Big news at our local subway station Odoriba. Apparently the train ran into the wall, and the driver’s falling asleep is suspected. D’oh! …

Aug 27, 2019: Quarter century girl, wishing her the very best!

Aug 26, 2019: Discovered I can use the «Isocore» from @monkii_co as a grip trainer. As you keep tension on the bungee, grip a little further away from the anchor to …

Aug 26, 2019: You can see how large the Diamond Princess is in this shot. A building.

Aug 22, 2019: You know the brand ASICS? That’s an acronym for “anima sana in corpore sano” or, “healthy soul in a healthy body”. …

Aug 22, 2019: We finally made headway on building a house, but now we need to konmari the joyless out of our existing dwellings, to be able to fit! I’m …

Aug 22, 2019: The culture of the “influencer” is idiotic. It must be extremely irritating to work at a hotel or resort and get continually harassed for …

Aug 22, 2019: On the exercise front, burpees are getting slightly easier. I’m going to try some sandbag training too. I’ve got 25kg of sand; just need a …

Aug 22, 2019: Netflix “Mindhunter” is a very interesting series, and I’m grateful to the people that nurtured the Behavior Analysis Unit. I did a …

Aug 18, 2019: Old Toro weed whacker engine is whacked.

Aug 18, 2019: The massive Diamond Princess, docked at Osanbashi Pier in Yokohama.

Aug 15, 2019: Mocktail at mock Hawaiian joint @cinnamonsyokohama

Aug 14, 2019: Daughter 1’s first adulting, after moving to her apartment and building all the things from IKEA.

Aug 5, 2019: Sunflower season in Japan

Aug 2, 2019: Added light dumbbells as a workout option in the morning; a throwback to “Physical Culture” around the turn of the 20th century as …

Jul 27, 2019: Bought Merrell Trail Glove 5’s and I hope they work for me.

Jul 27, 2019: Doing various exercises daily, like yoga, bodyweight, using @monkii_co bars 2 and isocore, using a kettlebell, jumping rope. I can still feel the …

Jul 25, 2019: This old century

Jul 25, 2019: Wow, I am blessed. Mr. Bill Gates has gifted me and 9 others with 10 Billion each, from the 65 Billion they have earmarked to help lucky people. Like …

Jul 23, 2019: My firm eSolia’s 20th Anniversary swag, the memo block and its analog friends. ✏️0🖋

Jul 22, 2019: Japan visitors, if you are in the Tokyo area this Thurs and Fri from afternoon through evening, you might enjoy the 24th annual Shimbashi Koichi …

Jul 22, 2019: New success story added for a project to extract text documents from a database, to automatically and periodically convert each of them into …

Jul 18, 2019: Someone next to me smells of bandaids. Overpowering! 😱

Jul 17, 2019: Saw the so-called “licking challenge” on the Japan news today, where idiots in the US (?) are opening & licking ice cream at stores, …

Jul 16, 2019: Ok, the long, long rainy season joke isn’t funny anymore. Rain’s important, but so is sun. Think of the vegetables! ☔️

Jul 15, 2019: Every child should be blessed with the jiu-jitsu and assertiveness training the Gracie Academy provides. 💪🏻

Jul 14, 2019: Akiko got tickets to see the fireworks at Ohsanbashi in Yokohama yesterday. Arrived at 16:30 for a 19:30 start, and it was really worth it. Perfect …

Jul 9, 2019: Lions Club blood drive in Totsuka

Jul 7, 2019: It’s my co’s 20th Anniversary, and we feel like we are in a dream! We founded @eSolia_Inc on 7th July 1999 for IT service excellence, & …

Jul 2, 2019: I think they should be called “Kardashanties” so I can snort with derision every time I see the word. 🐑

Jul 2, 2019: If you’re traveling to Japan, be sure to purchase travel insurance. Recently, uninsured travelers are running up large unpaid bills at hospitals …

Jun 24, 2019: I haven’t used it but “FastDoctor” seems like an interesting service for Tokyo-ites. The site copy says they visit your home and can …

Jun 23, 2019: Oh! Oh! I need to go to Frau Krumm in Ebisu Tokyo. Tennis player Kimiko Date owns this café and German-style bread shop. 🥨

Jun 23, 2019: Get on up with the Osaka Obachan Funk! 🐆😂

Jun 22, 2019: We’re enjoying “Idaten”, this year’s Taiga Drama from NHK, on the buildup to the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Features the story of Shizo …

Jun 22, 2019: Check out this young artist Xiao Tong “Vel” Kong @Velinxi. She has drawn the fantastic webcomic Countdown to Countdown since 2010. Lovely compositions …

Jun 21, 2019: I #GotMyUHK from @UltHackKeyboard and it is superb, with fantastic workmanship. It is “sticky” and stable on the desk, and the wrist rest …

Jun 20, 2019: Today is the 2020 Tokyo Olympic ticket drawing. The Tokyo Metropolitan Police are warning against scam and phishing emails regarding tickets, so take …

Jun 19, 2019: The arts should never be optional. 🎨🎭

Jun 19, 2019: I don’t follow this psychopathic kook “Dr.” Takasu on Twitter, but it’s shocking to have seen him on TV many times, then see …

Jun 18, 2019: June 18th is onigiri day in Japan. The 6th month was chosen because a fossilized Yayoi period rice ball was found in Rokusei-machi, in Ishikawa, and …

Jun 18, 2019: I failed to get a snapshot, but I saw a guy in full leathers on a Harley, with a pink Randoseru kids’ backpack as its sidebag. I can think of many …

Jun 17, 2019: Manipulative mass surveillance is inherently un-democratic, and you can’t possibly trust the fox to guard the hen house. Read about the …

Jun 17, 2019: I had thought I want my team to always bring proposals instead of problems, but I now feel it’s more subtle. To solve some big problems, experience …

Jun 16, 2019: Got in a yardwork session, bodyweight exercises and a good jog. My wife made my faves for father’s day. Our daughters got me expensive shampoo …

Jun 16, 2019: Just as I was feeling sad about my own Dad being gone, they gave me this. Hand drawn pansies (?) on the card! I’m not crying, you’re crying. 😭

Jun 16, 2019: I miss my Dad. Hope he’s having a laugh and a beer watching sports with his friends. 😔

Jun 15, 2019: Phoebe Waller-Bridge is the genius behind and starring in (with a superb cast) @fleabag. I watched it on Prime. Great writing, perfect comedic timing. …

Jun 15, 2019: Did 15 min of body weight training then jogged 40 min. Freezing in the rain today!

Jun 14, 2019: April Atago

Jun 13, 2019: Loved hearing from and about Gordon Hempton on the “SoundEscapes” episode of the 20,000 Hz podcast. @20korg 🎙 One of my favorite things in …

Jun 13, 2019: A neighbor had their car broken into; police are here now. The thief broke the door glass and made off with some things that were inside. First time …

Jun 13, 2019: Tokyo Gov’t did a promotion to prevent child abuse, but the language they used meant the opposite. The poster says “Osekkai kun is a …

Jun 13, 2019: Japan political posters in Minato-Ku.

Jun 12, 2019: The equivalent of “task rabbit” in Japan seems to be or

Jun 10, 2019: Little guardian

Jun 10, 2019: Yokohama Chinatown for the Kaikousai

Jun 10, 2019: I updated my company’s list of emergency numbers needed by Japan residents and visitors, on this page, adding a number for the “Tokyo Rape …

Jun 10, 2019: Live in the present, and touch the hearts of those around you. Lovely article: Preparing My Family for Life Without Me - by Mary Bergstrom 🖼

Jun 9, 2019: Rainy day veg stand

Jun 7, 2019: Night suits me

Jun 7, 2019: Get a good laugh from Alexandra Petri’s brilliantly funny article. My bud “Fonks” thinks it’s jolly good! 😂 @petridishes

Jun 6, 2019: Today I met a passive-aggressive, drunken racist spouting crap about me on the train, thinking I didn’t understand. He dropped his glasses on …

Jun 4, 2019: I didn’t have an opinion about Ivanka Trump until I heard her voice. Ugh.

Jun 2, 2019: A great time of year for jogging

Jun 1, 2019: “Always be my Maybe” on Netflix, with Ali Wong, is quite funny. Especially the double-date restaurant scene with Keanu. 😂

May 29, 2019: Watching the Kawasaki mass stabbing tragedy news, I wonder was there any real way to prevent it? An adult on scene was chasing the murderer down, but …

May 29, 2019: My weird brain mixes them up, so I keep them sorted as “Jad AbumRADIO LAB” and “TEDdy Raz-evelt is the outdoorsman of the …

May 28, 2019: The HBO documentary “Game of Thrones: The Last Watch” is a must-watch if you’re a #GoT fan! Kudos to the crew on their herculean …

May 27, 2019: I saw the Trumps on TV this AM, shaking the hand of the Emperor Emeritus and Empress Emerita, and I cringed, watching their metacarpals getting …

May 27, 2019: It was mid-summer hot in Tokyo and Yokohama this weekend with pretty high humidity. May is usually not like this. It’s making me dread August a …

May 27, 2019: It appears to be popular & useful, so we added the Tokyo Metropolitan police “digi police” anti-crime app with molester alert, to …

May 25, 2019: Can Japan’s emperor kinda just “nope out” of having to give Trump an audience?

May 24, 2019: Playdate from Panic software looks soooo coool. #EmbraceTheCrank

May 24, 2019: Digi-Police from the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Agency has a mode where, victims of groping (on trains) can broadcast a loud warning, or display a …

May 23, 2019: Sometimes Japan just makes me shake my head. Serious crimes are glossed over, but some celebrity does some Thai stick and JAIL HIM the sky is falling. …

May 22, 2019: This tweet shows a “kids idols” fan meeting here in Japan, where disgusting pervs pay to take photos of these child performers, and can …

May 21, 2019: Japan PSA for today: yesterday was volcanoes, but today it’s raining in Kanto. Really raining, so plan that travel accordingly, assuming the …

May 20, 2019: The strong #GameOfThrones women are mostly dead or now off on their own… the “wheel” was ultimately not broken.

May 20, 2019: Some of the #GoT finale perfect, some less so. Dialogue either stunning or awkward dreck. There was drogsy ex machina exercisin' free will, settin' …

May 20, 2019: Individual privacy has an inherent and great value. Don’t fall prey to the specious, stupidly self-deprecating and dangerous argument “if you’re not …

May 20, 2019: PSA for Japan visitors: Volcanic alert level raised for Hakone area. Be aware if you are intending to travel there, that there may be delays or …

May 18, 2019: Google “Translatotron” seems like it is actually viable machine translation. Pretty amazing results in the tests they link in their post. …

May 18, 2019: RIP I.M. Pei. We visited Washington DC, and had the pleasure of tooling around in the National Gallery building he designed, last summer. What a great …

May 16, 2019: Tim Conway, Rest In Peace. He added so very much joy to our lives growing up… 😢

May 15, 2019: A “comedy” duo called Fujisaki Market, probes someone’s gender and sexuality on a show “Kansai Joho Net Ten”, and Yomiuri …

May 15, 2019: Always wondered who is the soothing voice of most of the English announcements on Japan’s trains, but now I know: it’s Christelle Ciari …

May 13, 2019: JR has started using the phrase “stand behind the Braille blocks” in announcements, instead of calling it a “yellow line”. I presume because blind …

May 13, 2019: We got this ARGI+ at the charity walk. We shall see if it does anything.

May 13, 2019: (#got spoiler) Today’s episode incredibly epic in terms of scale & production, but storytelling is being rushed. I guess S1-7 were Dany …

May 12, 2019: During the charity 10 km walk. Got to see beautiful rose gardens near Yamashita park in Yokohama.

May 12, 2019: Akiko and I are doing the 10K charity “WFP Walk the World for Africa” walk, starting in Minato Mirai at 10am.

May 9, 2019: Added Rosalind Franklin (DNA structure), Lise Meitner (nuclear fission) and Katie Bouman (black hole image) to my little list honoring important …

May 8, 2019: Visited Hakone over the break, and noticed the Lawson combini there is a staid, conservative brown, not their usual bright blue. Kind of like the …

May 7, 2019: Convenience stores in Japan like JR’s @newdays_jp are pushing the consumer fraud envelope with their sandwiches, filling the visible edge only. …

May 7, 2019: Our beloved golden retriever Chacha died on Sat 4 May. She grew up as our daughters did, and gave every morsel of love she had to give, so we are …

May 7, 2019: I konmari’d like a madman over the long Golden Week holiday, and also managed to remain drugged & sleep off most of the pneumonia.

May 6, 2019: I read @Colin_P_A_Jones’ articles with interest. This week, the subject is his visit to Iwo Jima, which is something that one just cannot do. A very …

May 5, 2019: I randomly learned about The Play that Goes Wrong today. It takes skill to plan and execute so much farce so well! 🎭

May 5, 2019: Had to throw away dozens of books I have had since 1987, when I came to Japan and read every bit of Japanese literature I could get my hands on. …

May 4, 2019: Interesting @nprInvisibilia episode. I can’t muster much empathy for a guy who, as a 14 yr old, sent his girlfriend’s nudes to her family and friends. …

May 3, 2019: Sigh. Feels like the end of an era. RIP Peter Mayhew.

May 1, 2019: I’m reminded of a charming anecdote today, of the “Gin-bura jiken”, or “Ginza Escape Incident”, when Emperor Emeritus …

May 1, 2019: Warmest wishes to Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emerita Michiko of the Heisei era, whose acts are a positive example to us all. Congratulations …

Apr 29, 2019: Game of Thrones “The Long Night” was incredible and exhausting. Worth the wait, and do watch the “The Game Revealed” inside …

Apr 26, 2019: Heard about a Florida man who recently got killed by his Cassowary bird. These are large (as big as a person), territorial birds native to NE …

Apr 19, 2019: Little signs of spring

Apr 16, 2019: I got to see Notre Dame Cathedral many years ago on a trip to Paris. It had scaffolding around the towers and I can’t help think about the devastation …

Apr 16, 2019: Crossing sign with a barcode for more languages. Nice!

Apr 15, 2019: Holy Dragonglass, what great acting in #GOT. What a story.

Apr 12, 2019: I thought Netflix “Russian Doll” would be pretty cliché given the short synopsis blurb, but it turns out to be pretty hysterical black …

Apr 12, 2019: Maciej Cegłowski’s Idle Words essays are some of the funniest writing I have ever read. Read some long-form for a change, and enjoy a laugh. 😹 …

Apr 11, 2019: Congrats to PILOT on their 100 years. Anniversary Hoteison ink.

Apr 11, 2019: Christopher Lydon interviews Esperanza Spalding in a fantastic episode. She is a genius with a lovely personality and voice, just overflowing with …

Apr 9, 2019: PSA: Monkey attacks on Japan tourists in the Japan TV news today, with the explanation that monkeys tend to look down on those who feed them, then act …

Apr 7, 2019: Station light play

Apr 7, 2019: Watched ’90s animated film «Pom Poko» with the fam, and the best part was probably the scrotum parachute scene! 🏐🏐

Apr 7, 2019: There’s an old kimono shop near my office, «Choujiya», which is 221 years old. Founded in Kansei 10 (寛政10年) or 1798, they opened the Toranomon …

Apr 6, 2019: If you’re near JR Shimbashi station and want a cheap but good coffee, visit «TENTOSHI». It’s an interesting little shop and you can get an …

Apr 6, 2019: Saw Shonandai High School “White Shooting Stars” drum corps anniversary show. Here’s their most recent “Mantisax” show from …

Apr 5, 2019: Peachy view on a neighborhood back street.

Apr 5, 2019: NEC monkey bars, so shiny. Pika!

Apr 5, 2019: “Influencers” give me a rash, so I loved reading in the NYT that a beach club owner in the Philippines is taking a stand against them and …

Apr 4, 2019: Park view

Apr 4, 2019: Herding the little ones in matching caps to kindergarten

Apr 4, 2019: A welcome site every year

Apr 3, 2019: Facebook is so incredibly shady. They should never need a user’s email password! just say no. ❌

Apr 3, 2019: This shows the panel of experts involved in the new era name Reiwa, the men grouped under fields, the women (author Mariko Hayashi, ex NHK newscaster …

Apr 3, 2019: Learned on Ted Radio Hour about Yassmin Abdel-Magied’s (@yassmin_a) humiliating experience at border control, while traveling to the US to give a talk …

Apr 1, 2019: Stack Overflow has updated their design. VERY nice. SO nostalgic.

Apr 1, 2019: Japan gov’t transmitted the new era name to foreign embassies via morse code, and we were able to catch the salient part: - …. . -. . …

Apr 1, 2019: I’ve been in Japan since the end of Showa and through Heisei. Japan’s new era name is “Reiwa” 令和, which is from the Manyoshu per PM …

Apr 1, 2019: People, especially men, please jump in and browse Laura Bates’ «everyday sexism» site. It’s heartbreaking to read so many stories like that, but …

Apr 1, 2019: Before Japan goes all-keigo for the forseeable future after the New Era name is announced today, enjoy some chindogu weird inventions.

Apr 1, 2019: Sasuga Japan! Esteemed author Hans Van Hook writes about taxis that change colors with their status. It’s incredible, and just in time for the …

Mar 31, 2019: Hanami time is a can’t miss

Mar 31, 2019: Thinking on feminism lately, because my daughters are starting their careers & are probably facing obstacles. Brings back a memory: I held a door …

Mar 31, 2019: Abuse of foreign trainees in Japan is a topic these days in the news, and while those abusers should burn in hell, there are companies that seem to be …

Mar 31, 2019: Today’s yard work: weed wacking yard whilst leaving the wildflowers & avoiding the dog, scrubbing the entrance and porch, clambering up on …

Mar 31, 2019: Heisei is winding down. Japan is going to fax the new era name to foreign embassies tomorrow. But I say they should transmit it via morse code!

Mar 30, 2019: Sakura and plum blossoms both have five petals. But you can see the notch at the end of the sakura petals and they overlap more. Plum petals are round …

Mar 27, 2019: On the Trust issue of the @allusionistshow, Helen mentioned Q, a genderless voice for AI assistants. It’s not right that they generally have …

Mar 27, 2019: Loving “Losers” on Netflix and especially Surya Bonaly’s story. So not a loser.

Mar 27, 2019: Hanami season means photos of ppl taking photos

Mar 27, 2019: PSA: Apple has released macOS 10.14.4, but if you use Apple with Google Mail, then you may want to wait. There are reports of problems. 🍏

Mar 27, 2019: There’s been a spate of racist behavior from gov’t officials in Japan lately, including from former pension service branch head Yukihisa …

Mar 27, 2019: As I’ve been saying, there is no way other Nissan execs did not know, and Saikawa even approved it. So, when are the prosecutors going to arrest …

Mar 27, 2019: Don’t get excited about the new Apple News+ service if your Apple Id is in a region other than the US. In Japan, all that’s available are 3 low …

Mar 26, 2019: Japan Ministry of Justice now accepts foreign national visa renewals online, from employers and agents, who can apply for use of the system from Fri …

Mar 26, 2019: Akiko and I are doing the 2019 WFP “Walk the World for Africa” 10K walk on 12 May. If you are near Minato Mirai 21 on that day, sign up …

Mar 25, 2019: Yatai shops out along the Kashio and sakura starting to bloom.

Mar 21, 2019: This right here is what should happen automatically and immediately, as a response to a massacre in a civil society. New Zealand PM Ardern is a real …

Mar 20, 2019: Dunning & Kruger spotted: …

Mar 19, 2019: I got disappointed in myself for using PET bottles, so I decided to conserve & get a thermos to carry. I ended up getting a “Hydro Flask” 18oz. So …

Mar 18, 2019: On the day of the mass shooting in Christchurch NZ, I rode in an elevator with two Muslim women in Tokyo and damned if I didn’t get major stink …

Mar 17, 2019: Pierre Taki got arrested for cocaine use, so Japan being Japan, they are scrubbing all traces of him and his work. Next up: banning all movies or …

Mar 16, 2019: I first heard @thumbelulu’s story on This American Life’s “In Defense of Ignorance” & loved it so much I pestered all my Chinese …

Mar 15, 2019: It feels ineffectual to write this, but tonight my thoughts are with the victims and families in Christchurch New Zealand. Senseless violence if there …

Mar 15, 2019: Bugmo make protein bars packed with crickets. I think I will try it some time, but now they are sold out. The model in the photos on their site looks …

Mar 15, 2019: My trilingual wife got past the first round of Olympic volunteer selection. Here’s hoping she gets picked!

Mar 14, 2019: After 31 years in Japan, there is one thing I am still not used to. That is, cleaning personnel who insist on cleaning the urinals while you are there …

Mar 12, 2019: What do you do to avoid being skimmed when you use a card or withdraw cash at an ATM? 🏧

Mar 11, 2019: About this time 8 years ago, we were trying to drive out of Tokyo. That was simply impossible. We gave up after hours, found a place to eat, then …

Mar 11, 2019: Eight years ago at about 14:46 on 11th March 2011, Tohoku Japan got hit with a massive earthquake and tsunami. Our thoughts are with them as they …

Mar 9, 2019: Int’l Womens' Day is not big in Japan, but we celebrate Hinamatsuri on 3 March, a day of hoping for girls health & happiness, bringing out hina …

Mar 8, 2019: The titanium tumblers that SUS Gallery make are spectacular. Heirloom quality and a worthwhile investment. Chuckled at the story as to why they …

Mar 7, 2019: Fontshop has an interesting article about the Japanese (Font) Foundry Scene.

Mar 5, 2019: EFF is valiantly trying to goad Facebook into fixing their long-term abuse of your phone number, but maybe the solution is to simply stop using …

Feb 23, 2019: Feeling #DEFYant, I got 2 super light pouches made in Dyneema, from #DEFYbags of Chicago.

Feb 23, 2019: Plum out of winter around these here parts

Feb 18, 2019: A step in the right direction, in my opinion. Germany outlawed Facebook’s business model. 👍…

Feb 18, 2019: Google: “bend over, this won’t hurt a bit”. (sound of latex snapping) 😬…

Feb 18, 2019: An unexpected and thoroughly pleasant surprise this AM, from Ky.

Feb 12, 2019: The INNSOMNIA hotel & Unir café in Akasaka (central Tokyo) looks great. Various types of room and shared spaces like a rental kitchen, gym or …

Feb 12, 2019: The Citan hostel is in East Nihonbashi (closer to Tokyo station and convenient to Asakusa/Ueno or Ginza), and has a good communal coffee space, food, …

Feb 12, 2019: The Almond Hostel & Cafe near Yoyogi Park (itself near Shibuya Tokyo) seems like a good option for budget conscious travelers or young people. …

Feb 12, 2019: Tokyo is going to install surveillance at the 2020 games (& already are in subway cars). Wonder what will happen if people try avoiding the …

Feb 12, 2019: Several oarfish have been sighted recently in Japan, and people generally believe they are harbingers of a big ‘quake. 😰

Feb 9, 2019: Love HBO’s True Detective. Season 3 seems pretty good so far. Mahershala Ali is a great actor.

Feb 6, 2019: A visitor bearing gifts of prose, poems, and beautiful photos made a long journey to visit me. Thanks J!

Feb 4, 2019: When I saw mention of a crypto exchange’s keys being lost with the death of the founder, I thought it was a joke. Uh, apparently not. 😱

Feb 4, 2019: Have you heard of a warrant canary, that ensures the absence of any secret gov’t subpoena? If this is not illegal already, I would not be surprised if …

Feb 3, 2019: Our daughters went to school in Japan, and being allowed to wear pants would have been welcome! It’s about time!

Feb 1, 2019: Black Earth Rising on Netflix is good, but there sure is a lot of retching in it. 🤮

Jan 29, 2019: Thinking about the FaceTime débâcle, maybe it is time to move to a secure alternative like Wire.

Jan 29, 2019: Apple’s FaceTime has a serious bug that lets people remotely listen in via your mic, without permission. Looks like Apple will fix, but disable just …

Jan 28, 2019: Netflix Polar was absurdly violent slathered with cliché, and has no redeeming qualities as far as I’m concerned. A hard miss. Black Earth Rising …

Jan 26, 2019: Moncler…Moncler…Moncler, Moncler, Moncler all over. It’s shocking that people will spend that much money on a down jacket.

Jan 25, 2019: Indeed, what is so indecent about female pleasure? CES has exhibited some super dodgy sex products for men, so why not this well-engineered one for …

Jan 22, 2019: I bought a poster via @zazzle, and it still hasn’t arrived 29 days later. Their support essentially blamed me for using the .com site rather …

Jan 20, 2019: Egoistical Storefront in Winter Sun

Jan 20, 2019: There were many selfies, family shots, melancholy, angst, madonnas, vampires and the sun, midsummer bathing, and a scream of course. Saw the Munch …

Jan 20, 2019: Loud drunk people next to me making pronouncements on everything. Especially the dude in the neon blue suit jacket: your jacket is as loud as you are. …

Jan 19, 2019: Sexy-talk couple behind me, talkin' sexy in low but audible voices, telling each other & me, what they’ll do, in a kansai accent. 🤪

Jan 19, 2019: Winter markers in Yokohama

Jan 18, 2019: DCI Drum Corps International is so incredibly hypocritical.

Jan 17, 2019: It’s a new days

Jan 17, 2019: Reading Justice Roberts Tries to Save what Makes America Great, the author thanks the Chief Justice for having civic integrity and courage, but those …

Jan 16, 2019: I feel this article is really true. Convenience is making a majority really dumb. Today released a new crypto wallet, but presented the …

Jan 14, 2019: Nan? Ban!

Jan 13, 2019: An unfortunate fellow was found napping under a train platform in Omiya Japan. Uncomfortably named Riku Kogure. 🙀

Jan 12, 2019: Have you heard of this mini manifesto that you can paste into your email signature -, and its rebuttal policy As …

Jan 9, 2019: Scammers and Phishers are despicable. This message from “Netflix” just came in, and although my spam trap didn’t catch it, I did. …

Jan 9, 2019: Archiving emails, I came across something cool my brother introduced me to: the dirkon pinhole camera. Film is not dead. 🎞

Jan 9, 2019: Olympic Champion Saori Yoshida is announcing her retirement after 33 stellar years in competition. She’s so great. Otsukaresama! 🇯🇵🥋🥇

Jan 4, 2019: Vissi D’Art Sports 🏃🏼‍♂️

Jan 4, 2019: The orange car’s exhaust turns to buildings.

Jan 3, 2019: I’m poking the tires of, from Drew Devault It’s an “open source software suite for managing your software …

Jan 3, 2019: Get some insight into Japan’s judicial system by reading How the last czar shaped Japan’s courts. Prof Jones' articles are always worth …

Jan 3, 2019: Give yourself 5 minutes to listen to this beautiful performance of the Flower Duet from Lakmé. Sabine Devieilhe & Marianne Crebassa perform it so …

Jan 3, 2019: Oh! A new podcast from WQXR to enjoy, called “Aria Code”. Opera commentary? Count me in. An aside: HBO’s “My Brilliant Friend” …

Jan 2, 2019: Rolling roofs, a cloudy shoreline and wire nets.

Jan 2, 2019: It was apparently a grand challenge to get the Hakone Ekiden televised. Shiso Kanakuri really changed the world in this case! 🏃🏻‍♂️🇯🇵

Jan 2, 2019: Saa! The 95th Hakone Ekiden running race is today and tomorrow (runners are passing our area now)! Will Aoyama pull a 5-peat? Track it live! 🏃🏻‍♂️🇯🇵

Jan 1, 2019: I’m 53 today. A lot of schtuff happened last year, but this year is going to be good. I got a special hand drawn card from the Ju! 😍🎉

Jan 1, 2019: We eat “Ozoni” soup on New Years here in Japan, but my (Japanese) wife found out there are as many kinds of Ozoni as there are regions. …

Dec 31, 2018: Archiving old emails into EagleFiler, I was reminded of TrackStudio, a fantastic issue tracker system we moved away from because it was self-hosted.

Dec 30, 2018: DEFY gave me these stickers with the bag. It’s cool they have Japanese on them, so I’ll translate. Left: Speed Racer-esque boy says “You can do …

Dec 30, 2018: New bag (a “Bucktown” backpack) from Chicago’s DEFY. Its workmanship is just super, and it looks to be largely waterproof. Sturdy and satisfying.

Dec 28, 2018: If you work with Japan, note that many companies are closed Dec 2​8​ to Jan ​6, 2019​. I wish everyone a restful break! “Yoi otoshi wo!” …

Dec 26, 2018: Love this inujirushi (dog mark) brand, which is based in Asakusa Tokyo. Sturdy and unfashionable, it’s built to last.

Dec 26, 2018: I’m so geeky that my new love is Freron’s MailMate Mac mail client. Hats off! Get it if you’re tickled by PGP or S/MIME signing …

Dec 26, 2018: Happy Holidays and Peace on Earth. My wife and our daughters shooed me from under foot, and created a great feast of a meal that took most of the day. …

Dec 24, 2018: I’m kind of in heaven over this web reproduction of Byrne’s Euclid, assembled with obvious care & ❤️ by Nicholas Rougeux. It really …

Dec 23, 2018: Micro Picks W51 2018 🗓️ Willb’s operas summarized briefly. 🎭 Yorrike’s delete Facebook resolution. 🚫 Those zany Canadians and their privacy hedges! 😂 …

Dec 23, 2018: It being bonenkai party season in Japan, there is more vomit than usual. Fortunately for rail workers, there’s this newfangled vomit vacuum …

Dec 23, 2018: This pudding is delivered in latex, and you poke it with a toothpick to release the edible part. There’s something disconcerting about that! 😬

Dec 23, 2018: An experimental long game, check out these Japan Tree Circles. See also the “pitch drop” long-term experiment at Queensland U in …

Dec 23, 2018: Ever hear of a “Headless CMS”? is one such, where they provide the storage and API, while you develop what you need to consume …

Dec 22, 2018: My company eSolia does IT support in Japan, and we steward annual building power outages, during which system test & validation is key. Lately …

Dec 21, 2018: The sign says that walkers have priority and bikes should slow down. 🚴‍♀️

Dec 21, 2018: TIL about the “Christina Therapy Harp” from Triplett Harps. Sounds so relaxing.

Dec 21, 2018: Facebook is now defending its sharing data with tech giants. It’s probably time to “just say no” to that arrogant behemoth.

Dec 21, 2018: Japan is planning to pull in a ton of foreign workers and visitors, but at the same time, is rather schizophrenically pulling out from the IWC. What a …

Dec 20, 2018: I passed 365 days of “closing my rings” on Apple Watch activity, which is general moving, exercise, and standing once an hour for 12 hours per day. …

Dec 20, 2018: I have a strong dislike for flimsy zippers or anything I can’t use for a quarter-century, which is the primary reason I want to try a bag from …

Dec 20, 2018: So much for Abe’s “Womenomics” eh? Apparently a “pregnancy tax” actually got implemented, but got the ax after a …

Dec 19, 2018: This is a “washi” (Japanese paper) shop near home. It’s a really nice texture, and you can pick from many colors and patterns.

Dec 19, 2018: People are up in arms over “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” from the 1940s, but to me it’s just a flirty little tune that frankly …

Dec 19, 2018: Tokyo station has started announcing near escalators to stand on both sides, purportedly for rider safety. People generally stand on one side, and …

Dec 18, 2018: From Murphy with ❤️ 3: The likelihood of being voluntold to do overtime, increases on the day you have a date. The number of likes you get, is …

Dec 18, 2018: From Murphy with ❤️ 2: That lost thing? It’ll be found just after you buy another one. The copier has a number of sheets one less than the number you …

Dec 18, 2018: From Murphy with ❤️: On a packed train, only the seat in front of you will never open up. On the day you’re late, that bus that never comes on …

Dec 18, 2018: Japan gov’t planning “translation systems” at 100 locations nationwide, to help with expected influx of foreigners in the next few …

Dec 17, 2018: TargetProcess and Fibery’s Michael Dubakov’s Strategy-Implementation Mismatch. This is important work.

Dec 17, 2018: Micro Picks W50 2018 🗓️ First Post on “Mikro5” my ㊗️ Gerrior’s 365d Move Goal 🎉 (Mine’s coming up this week) TIL moment, re …

Dec 17, 2018: A grandmother had been hit by a car, which is a shame, but what struck me was the number of emergency vehicles per the one incident. Ambulance, fire, …

Dec 17, 2018: Japan onsen springs' odd cultural habit of blanket-refusing service to anyone with a tattoo, while understandable (original concept was that yakuza …

Dec 17, 2018: Looking forward to the rugby world cup next year, Beppu Japan has put together a page with maps of “onsen” hot springs that welcome …

Dec 16, 2018: We are so fortunate to be able to see and experience wonderful things. I’m grateful and know it’s not a given.

Dec 16, 2018: Watching the 46th Japan MBA nationals live stream, and boy Japan is producing some good bands and drum corps. Even the small ones are great. …

Dec 16, 2018: Hebi-no-me (snake eye) sushi near the office is simultaneously enticing and repellent

Dec 16, 2018: JR Sui-sui Suica Card lets you swim like a Penguin JR’s IC rail pass “Suica” is so named because it helps daily commuters pass through gates easily, i.e. in a “Sui-Sui” manner, …

Dec 16, 2018: New hi-rise going up in the hood near my office. I can feel my rent rising.

Dec 16, 2018: Bee “colony collapse disorder” is a real & scary thing, but scientists in Finland have our backs. 🐝🌻

Dec 16, 2018: In my Sunday Japan Times headline, it speculates whether the Ghosn affair is a coup. I’ll say it’s either that or raging incompetence. 🙉🙈🙊

Dec 15, 2018: In winter, we’re all about the Sweets King mikans. So good!

Dec 15, 2018: This business of wearing backpacks on the chest is still irritating, just in a different way. The trains are so crowded that it’s really best to …

Dec 15, 2018: This sort of whiny lawsuit is such a first world problem, and so spoiled. Yeah, Apple’s glossy marketing photos really deemphasize the notch, …

Dec 15, 2018: File under “Japan is like that”. Apparently, the reinforced glass of a train door was shattered, from the sheer force of stuffing people …

Dec 15, 2018: Sometimes I forget about Wolfram Alpha, then I remember and it astounds me again (you can customize results into something like this screenshot). 🧮🚀

Dec 14, 2018: I saw it was available, so, I thought I would try IBM Plex from Google Fonts at mikro5. It’s pretty distinctive. 🔠

Dec 14, 2018: Prof. Colin P.A. Jones has written yet another excellent article on the Japan legal system, with some great insights on the Ghosn débâcle and the …

Dec 14, 2018: PSA: If you’re in Japan and use Mizuho bank: note a temporary service suspension this weekend thru Mon 17 Dec, 8AM. ATMs etc cannot be used …

Dec 14, 2018: users discover via “tagmoji”, yet the production set is limited, skewing to junk food & sports. Hope to see these …

Dec 14, 2018: Constructing Stuff In Japan This will be typical in Japan through end March. Lots of digging.

Dec 14, 2018: Nissan board: who us? Nissan’s a huge company, not a corner mom-and-pop, so Ghosn being put forward as the primary evildoer as he rots in detention, and the innocent …

Dec 13, 2018: The Sound Of Japan Rail at Shimbashi

Dec 13, 2018: We had our bonenkai year end party at the “Cascade Cafe” buffet, at the ANA Intercontinental in Roppongi. It was great. There’s even a …

Dec 13, 2018: Tokyo weather has been super weird. It was like spring last week (cicadas even came out in places) and then the temps dropped to winter cold again. …

Dec 13, 2018: Hi @manton, thank you for this service, it’s fantastic. I’m not sure what I did but, my “logo” on the top page is broken. It …

Dec 13, 2018: Spotted. The new Honda 125cc Super Cub in the wilds of Yokohama. Sweet!

Dec 13, 2018: Testing out Speck, which lets you microblog from your Terminal, in vim or whatever. Nifty!

Dec 13, 2018: DigitalRelab are the folks that digitized Dylan’s whole catalog. Their “Starchive” product is a “Cloud-based digital asset …

Dec 13, 2018: Birds are chirping in Yokohama but, not on demand.

Dec 13, 2018: I love this viral graphic by @kurage60 on Twitter. A creative and snarky look the aspect of Japanese culture that is the tendency to Westernize stuff …

Dec 13, 2018: Hello, World! Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3. Is this thing on?

Dec 8, 2018: I am Tono. (Lol)

Dec 5, 2018: Frenemies

Dec 5, 2018: Oh kushi my kushi

Nov 30, 2018: Like it was custom painted to match

Nov 27, 2018: Confirming the red is red enough

Nov 24, 2018: Who’s the good boye!?

Nov 24, 2018: Coincidental cable

Nov 23, 2018: Drum corps day

Nov 22, 2018: “It’s a can’t miss building, right next to a tsukemen, Chef.”

Nov 19, 2018: Monday, November 19, 2018 13:00 11月23日は勤労感謝の日。第二次世界大戦前は「新嘗祭」という祭日で、神道の行事で一年の収穫を感謝する日でしたが、戦後は、勤労を大切にし、生産を祝い、国民がお互いに感謝し合うことを趣旨とした祝日とされています。…

Nov 19, 2018: Monday, November 19, 2018 13:00 Nov 23 is Labor Thanksgiving Day, a Japan national holiday for showing gratitude for labor and production. See our news page to see a quick word about …

Nov 18, 2018: Ky got me this “Cable Bite”. Really cute!

Nov 16, 2018: Friday, November 16, 2018 13:00 日本の内閣は、2019年のゴールデンウィークを4月27日土曜日から10連休にする法案を閣議決定しました。 ttps://

Nov 16, 2018: Friday, November 16, 2018 13:00 Japan’s Cabinet has OK’ed a 10-day Golden Week holiday in 2019, starting Sat 27 April, because of the Imperial succession. …

Nov 13, 2018: Elebox kun

Nov 12, 2018: The whys

Nov 12, 2018: Monday, November 12, 2018 13:00 毎年11月に自由国民社、ユーキャン新語・流行語大賞 ノミネート語が発表され、ご自分だったら、どれにしますか?さて、そろそろ”もぐもぐ”(おやつ)タイムになったかな?そだねー

Nov 12, 2018: Monday, November 12, 2018 13:00 Nihongo learners, Nov brings the “U-Can New Words and Buzzwords” neologisms list. Which one would you vote for? Is it …

Nov 9, 2018: Friday, November 9, 2018 13:00 Mizuho bank has a temporary service suspension this weekend thru Mon 12 Nov 8AM. ATMs etc cannot be used during this period, so withdraw today. …

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2022 update: A blast from the past. We have been living in our new house for a month, and the three cats the neighbor who died had been feeding, are …

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Nov 5, 2018: Monday, November 5, 2018 13:00 人々の西洋美術の価値観に大きな影響を与えた、マルセル・デュシャン。彼の作品と日本美術作品を比べて日本の美の楽しみ方を新たに見つけられるでしょう。展示は12月9日から東京都美術館にて。

Nov 5, 2018: Monday, November 5, 2018 13:00 Ponder the question of “what is art” at the Marcel Duchamp exhibition at the Tokyo National Museum in Ueno Park, through 9 Dec 2018. …

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Nov 2, 2018: Friday, November 2, 2018 13:00 11月3日は文化の日。この日は日本国憲法が交付された日で、この憲法が自由と平和に基づく文化国家の建設を理想としていることから「文化の日」とされました。元々は明治天皇の御誕生日を祝うための日でしたが、第二次世界大戦後に文化の日とされました。

Nov 2, 2018: Friday, November 2, 2018 13:00 Nov 3 is “Culture Day” in Japan. Once Emperor Meiji’s birthday, the post-WWII constitution was promulgated on this day, so it is now …

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Nov 1, 2018: Thursday, November 1, 2018 13:00 すっかり秋の様相になってきました。11月3日から12月9日まで旧芝離宮恩賜庭園などの都立9庭園で、都立庭園紅葉めぐりスタンプラリーが行われます。秋の美しい庭園風景を楽しんでください!…

Nov 1, 2018: Thursday, November 1, 2018 13:00 Have fun collecting stamps while enjoying the fall colors, in the beautiful gardens around Tokyo 3 Nov~9 Dec. First 10000 people to get 5 of 9 stamps …

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Oct 29, 2018: Monday, October 29, 2018 13:00 日本全国に行ってみたい方にオススメの全国ふるさとフェア2018が横浜赤レンガ倉庫にて11月2日から11月4日まで開催します。北海道から沖縄まで、全国のおいしい食べ物が大集合!日本全国行った気分になれるかもしれませんよ。

Oct 29, 2018: Monday, October 29, 2018 13:00 No time to travel all over Japan? Have a tour via regional foods at “Furusato Fair 2018” at Akarenga Warehouse in Yokohama from 2-4 Nov, …

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Oct 27, 2018: Saturday, October 27, 2018 13:00 ハロウィンには、上野の東京都美術館で10月27日から1月20日まで展示されている「ムンク展―共鳴する魂の叫び」に行ってみてはいかがですか?『叫び』の他に100点もの作品が展示されます。…

Oct 27, 2018: Saturday, October 27, 2018 13:00 Get a different kind of thrill this Halloween by seeing “The Scream” at the Edvard Munch Exhibition at Ueno’s TMAM, 27 Oct~20 Jan …

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Oct 26, 2018: Friday, October 26, 2018 13:00 10月28日に東京に滞在する予定があるのなら、日本橋京橋祭りの一部である大江戸活粋パレードにぜひ行ってみてください!11:00ごろから京橋からスタートし、日本全国の伝統的な祭りや踊りが、約2000人によって織りなされる圧巻の大パレードです!

Oct 26, 2018: Friday, October 26, 2018 13:00 In Tokyo 28 Oct from ~11AM? Don’t miss the Nihonbashi-Kyobashi festival “Oedo-kakki” parade, with 2000 participants performing …

Oct 25, 2018: Thursday, October 25, 2018 13:00 もしも鳥取県に行くことがあれば、「水木しげるロード」に行ってみてください。猫娘や一反木綿など、日本の有名な妖怪の銅像がたくさんあって楽しめますよ。10月27日には「妖怪ハロウィン」が開催され、オバケとはまた違う怖〜くて楽し〜い夜になるかもしれませんよ。 …

Oct 25, 2018: Thursday, October 25, 2018 13:00 In Tottori on 27 Oct? At the Shigeru Mizuki Road in Yonago, see bronze statues and people dressed as the “yokai” ghosts and demons from …

Oct 24, 2018: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 13:00 日本のハロウィンを楽しみたければ、ぜひ渋谷近郊へお越しください 10月27日には代々木公園でハロウィンランタンナイトピクニックが、開催されます!ぜひお気に入りのコスチュームに仮装して楽しんでくださいね!…

Oct 24, 2018: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 13:00 Shibuya is the center of Tokyo’s Haloween, 27~31 Oct. Zombify at Donki, enjoy the “lantern night picnic” at Yoyogi Park (27th), and …

Oct 23, 2018: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 13:00 11月に東京を訪れるのであれば、明治神宮で10月27日から11月3日まで開催される秋の大祭に行ってみてはいかがでしょうか。明治天皇の御誕生日である11月3日を中心に、舞楽や流鏑馬など伝統的な催しが見られます!…

Oct 23, 2018: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 13:00 In Tokyo Oct 27~Nov 3? Enjoy the Autumn Grand Festival at Meiji Jingu Shrine. See special events such as “yabusame” horse-mounted archery …

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Oct 22, 2018: Monday, October 22, 2018 13:00 10月26日から28日に九州に訪れるご予定があれば、宮崎神宮大祭に行ってみてはいかがですか?神輿や獅子舞など、色彩豊かできっとたのしめますよ!獅子舞に噛まれると病気にならないと言われていますので、見かけたらぜひ噛まれてみてください。♌ …

Oct 22, 2018: Monday, October 22, 2018 13:00 If you’re in Miyazaki Kyushu from this Fri 26 Oct ~ Sun 28 Oct, you can see a major autumn festival, aki-no-taisai, at Miyazaki Jingu shrine. …

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Oct 19, 2018: Friday, October 19, 2018 13:00 10月23日は霜降(そうこう)。日本には季節を示す言葉は、四季の他に二十四節気があり、霜降は、夏が完全に終わり秋も深まって来た頃を示します。初霜や、山が紅葉で彩られるのもこの頃なので、ぜひもみじ狩りを楽しんでください。 ☀️…

Oct 19, 2018: Friday, October 19, 2018 13:00 Oct 23 marks the “soukou” season in the old “sekki” calendar, with the first frost of autumn soon. It’s a great time for …

Oct 18, 2018: Thursday, October 18, 2018 13:00 日本の「食欲の秋」にぴったりの肉フェスが、東京都、立川駅の国営昭和記念公園にて2018年10月21日まで開催しております。肉好きの方は行ってみてはいかがでしょうか。食券は会場で現金か、チャージ済みのSuicaなどの電子マネーで購入できます。

Oct 18, 2018: Thursday, October 18, 2018 13:00 Get delicious meat dishes at Showa Kinen Park near Tachikawa Tokyo, through 21 Oct. After, do some sports to work it off! Get food tickets for cash or …

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Oct 17, 2018: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 13:00 週末まで日本に滞在されるのであれば、埼玉県川越市で10月20日、21日に開催される川越まつりに行ってみてはいかがでしょうか。山車(だし)とお囃子(おはやし)が見どころですよ!….

Oct 17, 2018: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 13:00 In Tokyo this weekend? Take a day trip to Kawagoe city to see the Kawagoe festival, Oct 20th and 21st. You might enjoy the colorful festival float and …

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Oct 16, 2018: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 13:00 横浜近辺に行かれるご予定があれば、神奈川県藤沢市の片瀬海岸で10月20日18:00から開催される、ふじさわ江の島花火大会に行ってみてはいかがでしょうか 日中は江の島観光もおすすめですよ。…

Oct 16, 2018: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 13:00 In Tokyo this weekend? Take a day trip to Enoshima, to see the big Fujisawa Enoshima Fireworks display, with 3000 shots! Oct 20th, 18:00~. Enoshima …

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Oct 15, 2018: Monday, October 15, 2018 13:00 アメリカの雑誌コンデ・ナスト・トラベラー東京と京都は最も魅力的な都市とランクインした。イソリアは1999年設立以降東京を拠点に、ITシステムサポートとプロジェクト管理を行って来た。是非弊社にお任せを!

Oct 15, 2018: Monday, October 15, 2018 13:00 Tokyo & Kyoto ranked 1 & 2 by Conde Nast Traveler readers. My co eSolia is based in Tokyo and has helped businesses succeed in Japan since …

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Oct 14, 2018: It’s shiny. You’d like it.

Oct 13, 2018: Okoge & Gyoza

Oct 12, 2018: Friday, October 12, 2018 13:00 Googleは一般ユーザー向けに提供しているGoogle+サービスを2019年8月末で閉鎖することを決定しました。法人ユーザー向けには何等かの形でサービス維持されるとの推測です。アカウント データのダウンロードは可能。…

Oct 12, 2018: Friday, October 12, 2018 13:00 Google to shutter the Google+ network for consumers by end Aug 2019, but maintain it in some form for enterprises.…

Oct 11, 2018: Thursday, October 11, 2018 13:00 警報:日本の秋はオオスズメバチの繁殖期で攻撃的になる時期です。 郊外やハイキングでは、「香水をつけない、白い服装の着用、で、オオスズメバチを見かけたら静かに冷静に移動」、を心掛けしましょう。…

Oct 11, 2018: Thursday, October 11, 2018 13:00 PSA: fall is when Asian giant hornets get aggressive in Japan. In the country or on a hike? Wear white, no perfume, and move away calmly & slowly …

Oct 10, 2018: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 13:00 iOS 12 ヒント: Airdropを使ったパスワード共有が可能になりました。「設定」>「パスワードとアカウント」> 「WebサイトとAppのパスワード」へ移動、共有するパスワードを長押しして、ポップアップ使用してパスワードを共有する。

Oct 10, 2018: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 13:00 iOS 12 Tip: you can now Airdrop passwords. Go to Settings, Accounts & Passwords, long press the password to share, then use the popup option to …

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Oct 9, 2018: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 13:00 警報: Mozilla Foundationは、Firefoxブラウザに見られるセキュリティ上の脆弱性を追跡していますが、ユーザーとしては最新版のインストールが必要です。御社のシステム更新についてお手伝いいたします。お助けが必要であればお問い合わせ までご連絡ください。 …

Oct 9, 2018: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 13:00 PSA: Mozilla Foundation remains transparent about any security vulnerabilities found in the Firefox browser, but you should update to the latest …

Oct 9, 2018: Wires in the way

Oct 8, 2018: Monday, October 8, 2018 13:00 訪日外客へ: 横浜近隣を訪れる予定があれば、横浜赤レンガ倉庫の近くで10月14日(日)までに開催されるビール祭り横浜オクトーバーフェスト2018 を訪れてみてはいかがでしょうか。アインプロージット!…

Oct 8, 2018: Monday, October 8, 2018 13:00 Japan visitors, are you near Yokohama? You might enjoy the Oktoberfest beer festival being held next to Akarenga Warehouse, thru Sunday 14 Oct 2018. …

Oct 8, 2018: Crisp fall day

Oct 7, 2018: Built for flying apart

Oct 7, 2018: Smoky farm along the river path

Oct 7, 2018: IPA

Oct 7, 2018: Yokohama Oktoberfest was good fun

Oct 6, 2018: Shadow man crossing

Oct 6, 2018: Jogging on the bike path

Oct 5, 2018: Friday, October 5, 2018 13:00 日本での役立つアプリ一覧を更新いたしました。又、日本自然災害情報に関連するページも、日本での緊急連絡先一覧 (CSVダウンロード含め)、非常事態に備えて是非ご確認頂きますようお願いいたします。…

Oct 5, 2018: Friday, October 5, 2018 13:00 See our updated list of useful Japan apps, as well as pages related to Japan Disaster information, and Japan emergency phone numbers (with CSV …

Oct 5, 2018: Katharina Fritsch’s sculpture, Hahn/Cock, presides over the East wing rooftop. The French IKB-like color and the symbology are of interest.

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Oct 3, 2018: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 13:00 警告: 日本で多発しているオレオレ詐欺と似て、巧妙な声でのフィッシング詐欺「vishing」や"詐欺"の仕組み事態はよりずる賢くなっています。 そのような詐欺に引っかからないよう日頃から常に警戒しなければなりません。 …

Oct 3, 2018: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 13:00 PSA: it seems that clever voice phishing, or “vishing” schemes are really a thing now. Be aware, and don’t fall for such a scam. …

Oct 3, 2018: Max Ernst’s ‘Capricorn’. Bull man so manly. #manly

Oct 2, 2018: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 13:00 警報: Mozillaは情報漏洩確認サービスFirefox Monitorを提供開始。使用電子メールをスキャンし、表示されたサイトのパスワード変更を。

Oct 2, 2018: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 13:00 Mozilla has released “Firefox Monitor”, a site that checks your email address against known security breaches. Scan, then change your …

Oct 1, 2018: Monday, October 1, 2018 13:00 iOS 12 新機能 シリーズ: Apple Musicは歌詞から曲を検索することが可能になりました。

Oct 1, 2018: Monday, October 1, 2018 13:00 iOS 12 New Features Series: Apple Music now supports searching by song lyrics.

Oct 1, 2018: Sunny day

Oct 1, 2018: Besides this large scale Calder in the East Building foyer, National Gallery has a floor dedicated to this sculptor.

Sep 30, 2018: Sunday, September 30, 2018 13:00 警報:台風トラミー(Trami)は本日9月30日18時頃から日本東京エリアに上陸する予定です。JR東日本山手線など首都圏のJR在来線 午後8時以降はすべて運転を取りやめ。災害対策処置を取り、不要・不急な外出や旅行を控えてください。

Sep 30, 2018: Sunday, September 30, 2018 13:00 PSA: Typhoon Trami moving up Japan now, Tokyo area evening Sun 30 Sept. JR East is suspending all train operations from 8pm. Take precautions and …

Sep 30, 2018: Typhoon is coming and Yokohama / Tokyo area is expected to get slammed. It’s starting now so make preparations. JR is stopping train service from 8pm.

Sep 29, 2018: The cascade at The Cascade. So much to see at this gallery. A showcase of skill and intellect.

Sep 29, 2018: Hummus and tabouleh lunch, sold by weight. (DC tip: National Gallery cafe is reasonably priced)

Sep 28, 2018: Friday, September 28, 2018 13:00 iOS 12 新機能 シリーズ:「計測 (Measure)」アプリは「ARKit」(拡張現実感ソフトウェアライブラリ)の技術に基づいて、物体のサイズや面積を測定できるようになりました。その技術を活用してその他のアプリも徐々に進化することでしょう。

Sep 28, 2018: Friday, September 28, 2018 13:00 iOS 12 New Features Series: the new “Measure” app lets you measure the dimensions of objects around you.

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Sep 27, 2018: Thursday, September 27, 2018 13:00 iOS 12 New Features: Do Not Disturb is enhanced, with the ability to enable for a set period, until a location is left, or until the end of an event.

Sep 27, 2018: Thursday, September 27, 2018 13:00 PSA: Cisco users, be aware of the “FragmentSmack” Denial-of-Service (DoS) vulnerability / bug, and make arrangements. …

Sep 26, 2018: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 13:00 iOS Security: not new to 12, but enable 2-factor authentication for your iOS devices. Go to Settings > tap your name > Password & Security, …

Sep 26, 2018: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 13:00 iOS 12 New Features: Photos has various new features that help you with sharing, searching and so on. In other words, it’s more like Google …

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Sep 25, 2018: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 13:00 iOS 12 Security Series: security patches should be applied quickly, so “Automatic Updates” are one way. In iOS 12, Settings > General …

Sep 25, 2018: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 13:00 iOS 12 New: it’ll be cool to talk with 32 people at once on FaceTime, but we have to wait until later this fall.

Sep 24, 2018: Monday, September 24, 2018 13:00 日本自然災害時に関する情報のページをアップデートしました。日本緊急連絡先一覧 (CSVダウンロード含め)と日本役立つアプリ一覧をご覧頂けます。…

Sep 24, 2018: Monday, September 24, 2018 13:00 See our updated pages related to Japan Disaster information, including a list of Japan emergency phone numbers (with CSV download) and a list of …

Sep 24, 2018: The Voyagers’ record “Sounds of Earth”. Important stuff but I just hope the aliens can spin vinyl.

Sep 23, 2018: Sunday, September 23, 2018 13:00 iOS 12の「緊急SOS」は、緊急時対応者(例:米国の911など)に現在地情報を共有できるようになったが、使用できる国で広く採用出来ると良いですね。…

Sep 23, 2018: Sunday, September 23, 2018 13:00 iOS 12 “emergency SOS” can now share your location when you call emergency services (e.g. 911 in US). Hope this is adopted in more …

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Sep 22, 2018: Was a hard and sad topic to bring up with my daughter who grew up in Japan, but I felt I should show it. The fact that it’s just kind of sitting there …

Sep 22, 2018: Daughter and niece (cousins) and sister (aunt and mother)

Sep 21, 2018: Friday, September 21, 2018 13:00 iOS 12 Security: set a stronger device passcode in Settings > Touch ID & Passcode, selecting “Custom Numeric Code” and setting it …

Sep 21, 2018: Friday, September 21, 2018 13:00 iOS 12 New Features: in Settings > Siri & Search, you can set up “Siri Shortcuts” that are like macros for common tasks you do, …

Sep 20, 2018: Thursday, September 20, 2018 13:00 iOS 12 ユーザ様、「設定」>「パスワードとアカウント」>「AppとWebサイトのパスワード」で、漏洩の可能性のあるパスワードの確認ができます。小さな警告記号の表示で、パスワードを変更すべき。…

Sep 20, 2018: Thursday, September 20, 2018 13:00 iOS 12 users, see if you have compromised passwords stored, in Settings > Passwords & Accounts > Website & App Passwords. Change …

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Sep 19, 2018: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 13:00 iOS 12 users, limit hacking in Settings > Touch ID & Passcode, by turning off “USB Accessory” use from your lock screen. …

Sep 19, 2018: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 13:00 iOS 12, released this week, is very fast on older devices. New feature Settings > Screen Time tracks your usage.…

Sep 18, 2018: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 13:00 イソリアは、IT関連品の廃棄処理管理が出来ますので、お問い合わせくださいませ。…

Sep 18, 2018: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 13:00 My Co eSolia can manage the disposal and recycling of old IT assets in Japan. Contact us for more info.…

Sep 18, 2018: Once mighty, imagine the roar

Sep 18, 2018: Massive tech advances with global impact, from these planes and rockets. So impressive.

Sep 18, 2018: Looking out, so grand like a runway

Sep 17, 2018: Air and Space was fantastic!

Sep 17, 2018: Celebrating our niece and new college student, Tavia. :-)

Sep 16, 2018: Zabar’s (‘zay’ not zah) was a little piece of heaven.

Sep 16, 2018: Just shop it

Sep 15, 2018: Coiny

Sep 15, 2018: Finally found the restrooms, lel.

Sep 15, 2018: Meet at 10 at the arch

Sep 15, 2018: It’s got every sign but one for the toilets :-}

Sep 14, 2018: Fat Witch bakery

Sep 13, 2018: Morning chatty

Sep 13, 2018: Halfsies on the bagel was enough

Sep 12, 2018: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 13:00 イソリア vCardを公開しましたので、是非お試しください。 vCardを使用すると、名前、Eメール、電話番号、Web URL、写真やロゴなど、ご自身の連絡先情報を簡単に他の人に送信できます。…

Sep 12, 2018: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 13:00 vCards make it easy for you to send your contact information such as your name, email, telephone, web URL, and even your photo or logo, to another …

Sep 11, 2018: So worth the trip

Sep 11, 2018: Central Park from the Top of the Rock

Sep 10, 2018: Iffy luggage #i<3ny

Sep 7, 2018: Relaxing at MoMA, 2

Sep 5, 2018: #me at Cafe at MoMA

Sep 4, 2018: Was so nice to spend time together :-)

Aug 31, 2018: Wonder what the Flatiron building is like inside. Taken from Madison Square park corner.

Aug 31, 2018: Over the shoulder

Aug 30, 2018: Pretty good chain in nyc (but the scene looks like it’s saying no, don’t go)

Aug 29, 2018: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 13:00 警報シリーズ: ランサムウェア(Ransomware)の感染回避ヒント1/6。ランサムウエアはマルウェアの一種で、インストールされたコンピューターのファイルを暗号化します。ファイルを元に戻す唯一の方法はインストールした犯罪者に、ビットコインまたは別の暗号通貨で代金支払います。第一線の防衛策としては、 …

Aug 29, 2018: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 13:00 PSA: Ransomware is software installed by a criminal on your computer that encrypts your files. You pay a crypto currency ransom to unlock them. So …

Aug 21, 2018: Akdeniz was great

Aug 21, 2018: Got to jog in this park. A real treasure.

Aug 19, 2018: Morning view

Aug 18, 2018: Morning bridge at Crockett St

Aug 17, 2018: Nostalgic yellow

Aug 15, 2018: San Antonio River Walk

Aug 8, 2018: Smithsonian station

Jul 24, 2018: Fantastic hummus and tabouleh at Akdeniz Turkish restaurant in NYC.

Jul 22, 2018: Waiter said this 32 oz margarita is “like a small slushee”, lel. #familysizeinjapan

Jul 9, 2018: Monday, July 9, 2018 13:00 Googleがユーザーのオンラインでの行動に基づいた広告を表示してますが、オプトアウトも可能です。

Jul 9, 2018: Monday, July 9, 2018 13:00 Did you know you can opt-out of Google’s following you to “personalize” your ads?

Jul 5, 2018: The world-famous Furuya :-p

Jul 4, 2018: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 13:00 将来日本で発生する恐れのある地震による強い揺れを予測し、予測結果を地図として表した「J-SHIS 地震ハザードステーション」は役にたちます。

Jul 4, 2018: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 13:00 See “J-SHIS Japan Seismic Hazard Information” for Japan quake fault zone map and info.

Jul 3, 2018: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 13:00 HelloTalk は語学勉強において大変興味深いソーシャルプラットフォームで、直接学びたい第二言語をネイティヴに教えてもらう代わりに、自分の母国語を相手に教えてあげるというツールを備えています。

Jul 3, 2018: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 13:00 HelloTalk is an interesting social platform for language learning, letting you correct and be corrected.

Jul 2, 2018: Monday, July 2, 2018 13:00 訪日外客へ: 日本を訪れる予定のご友人・知人の方にも日本の民泊最新情報をお知らせください。…

Jul 2, 2018: Monday, July 2, 2018 13:00 Japan visitors staying at an Airbnb? Confirm your lodging is legit.…

Jun 29, 2018: Friday, June 29, 2018 13:00 ブリーン教授と同僚の方々が生涯を費やして実現させたサービスWWWJDIC、役に立ちます!…

Jun 29, 2018: Friday, June 29, 2018 13:00 Retired Professor Jim Breen et al put a lifetime of work into the useful WWWJDIC service. #grateful…

Jun 26, 2018: It’d make a good restaurant name, for certain foods

Jun 18, 2018: We got some Belgian beer from our client and it’s sooo good. Trappist Ale “Orval“.

Jun 17, 2018: Japan Tourist Vandals

An idiot 19-year-old tourist from America was caught vandalizing store front shutters in Shibuya. Apparently this kid wanted to “make his …

Jun 17, 2018: With the Ju at Furuya.

Jun 16, 2018: Bullish on the bulldog cafe

Jun 15, 2018: Bulldog cafe at Odoriba for lunch, good! @fly1190

Jun 5, 2018: Steep stairs

Jun 4, 2018: Antique bread, rings of goodness

Jun 2, 2018: Spring sprucey

May 30, 2018: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 13:00 ウェブサイト履歴をオンライン上で追跡されることにご心配やお悩みをお持ちの場合は、Chrome、Firefox、Operaブラウザ向け Privacy Badger というオンライン追跡の検出や遮断ができる拡張機能をお試しください。…

May 30, 2018: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 13:00 Are you looking to reduce how much you are tracked online by websites? Why not try EFF’s Privacy Badger plugin for Chrome, Firefox or Opera …

May 24, 2018: Thursday, May 24, 2018 13:00 Windows Chrome ユーザーの皆さん: お使いのChromeブラウザーがマルウエアに感染しているかどうかを、chrome://settings/cleanupから確認出来ます。

May 24, 2018: Thursday, May 24, 2018 13:00 Windows Chrome users: you can check your system for malware that infects your browser by visiting chrome://settings/cleanup

May 16, 2018: Meat and wine happy

May 13, 2018: Happy birthday!

May 13, 2018: Dandelion!

Apr 17, 2018: Rainy Yamashita Park in #yokohama

Apr 14, 2018: Dinner cruise in #yokohama

Apr 14, 2018: Our daughters got us a dinner cruise. Was great fun!

Apr 11, 2018: New style “Japan Taxi” with Olympic run-up stickers.

Apr 9, 2018: Kashio scene

Apr 1, 2018: Lovely drinking and hanami tonight.

Mar 28, 2018: This ride is so fun and nostalgic at the same time. Fantastic!

Mar 25, 2018: A glimpse of spring’s pretty face in #Yokohama

Mar 23, 2018: “Japan Taxi” is the new model of taxis for the 2020 olympics. Their license plates have a special pattern.

Mar 22, 2018: Watched part of the first episode of The Looming Tower (great so far) and saw this as I came out of the restaurant. #spooky

Mar 20, 2018: Japan Secondhand Smoke

Well of course Japan isn’t going to live up to its Health Ministry’s promises to “ban indoor smoking” on the ramp up to the …

Mar 16, 2018: Tokyo sprawl

Mar 5, 2018: Most of the people I see smoking and chatting in the street are Japanese. #angrylandlord #ducttape

Feb 9, 2018: Unnnnnmai!!!

Feb 8, 2018: Bad translator! No biscuit! (Preventing cheek-drop is at the front of one’s mind after 50, lel)

Feb 6, 2018: Happy dental #tokyo

Feb 3, 2018: Our youngest Julie gave me an early valentine since she’ll be away at driver school. Fondant chocolat, and so good. #grateful

Feb 3, 2018: Inviting #tokyo kimono shop, but closed

Feb 3, 2018: 3, meaning there are at least two other nauseatingly bad comic sans logos in the area. They even amped up the “stroke” weight. Ick!!

Jan 25, 2018: Old Citroen in #tokyo

Jan 25, 2018: Super swanky Honda #SuperCub in #tokyo. It had a DIY-decorated trash bin strapped to the back.

Jan 23, 2018: Nan’o snow #Tokyo #Japan

Jan 22, 2018: Totsuka dusting of snow #yokohama #japan

Jan 18, 2018: Happy new year prayers at Kanda Myojin, 2018. #初詣⛩

Jan 1, 2018: Rainy Night In Shimbashi, Minato-ku. Photo taken Friday, September 22, 2017. —Rick Cogley

Jan 1, 2018: A new restaurant called “Kuroobi” Seasonal Cuisine opened in Sept ‘17 in Nishi Shimbashi, Minato-ku. Photo taken Thursday, September …

Jan 1, 2018: NAPS is the motorcycle goods shop around here. In Totsuka, Yokohama. Photo taken Saturday, September 23, 2017. —Rick Cogley

Dec 25, 2017: Terrace Mall plaza. In Tsujido, Fujisawa-shi. Photo taken Wednesday, September 20, 2017. —Rick Cogley

Dec 25, 2017: Footbridge. In Tsujido, Fujisawa-shi. Photo taken Wednesday, September 20, 2017. —Rick Cogley

Dec 25, 2017: Terrace Mall entrance. In Tsujido, Fujisawa-shi. Photo taken Wednesday, September 20, 2017. —Rick Cogley

Dec 25, 2017: Lucky. In Tsujido, Fujisawa-shi. Photo taken Wednesday, September 20, 2017. —Rick Cogley

Dec 25, 2017: Running round and round. In Tsujido, Fujisawa-shi. Photo taken Wednesday, September 20, 2017. —Rick Cogley

Dec 25, 2017: Kataoke, Book Off (old books), Tsutaya video. In Tsujido, Fujisawa-shi. Photo taken Wednesday, September 20, 2017. —Rick Cogley

Nov 28, 2017: MCI Worldcom utility hole

Nov 14, 2017: Towa craft beer and soba, in #Ueno #Tokyo.

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Nov 3, 2017: Ying-yangy fountain daddy. In #Totsuka, #Yokohama. Photo taken Tuesday, September 19, 2017. —Rick Cogley

Nov 3, 2017: “Tilt-a-potty” at neighborhood construction site, after typhoon. In #Totsuka, #Yokohama. Photo taken Tuesday, September 19, 2017. —Rick Cogley

Nov 1, 2017: I am a Bunny. #Toranomon #Tokyo

Nov 1, 2017: Dad Roger Cogley and me, aged about 6, on Honda Trail 90. Polaroid Land photo taken on 3 Aug 1972. —Rick Cogley

Nov 1, 2017: Karen Cogley’s 5th birthday with a tiara and homemade bundt cake! With me and our dad Roger. Photo taken on 5 Dec 1972. —Rick Cogley

Oct 31, 2017: Honda Scrambler 175, that my dad Roger Cogley bought on 24 Aug 1972. Blurry polaroid taken 28 Aug, 1972. —Rick Cogley

Oct 31, 2017: Mom (Mary) pregnant with Tom, with kids Karen and me, around 6 years old, probably at Nags Head North Carolina. Polaroid taken on 11 July 1972. —Rick …

Oct 31, 2017: My Dad Roger Cogley and 6 year old me, on a Honda Trail 90, making like “Easy Rider” lol. Photo taken in 1972. —Rick Cogley

Oct 30, 2017: Dad’s Honda Trail 90. Polaroid Photo taken in 1972. —Rick Cogley

Oct 29, 2017: View of parking from parking lot in #Totsuka #Yokohama #Japan

Oct 28, 2017: Mini festival tents at #Shimbashi #Tokyo

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Oct 25, 2017: Shop owners in pink demonstrate against tax hikes in #shimbashi #tokyo

Oct 24, 2017: New addition to the family. #Yokohama #Japan #vsco #fp2

Oct 23, 2017: Peugeot Scooters are sold only at this shop in Japan. These are “Django” scooters which are apparently built in Taiwan (?) with quite a nice fit and …

Oct 22, 2017: After the typhoon passed, finally sun in #yokohama #japan

Oct 22, 2017: Peugeot Scooters are sold from only this shop in #Japan - In #Totsuka, #Yokohama. Photo taken Friday, September 15, 2017. —Rick Cogley

Oct 21, 2017: Barber shop has a car mounted on it, so it’s a “carber” shop, I guess. In #Totsuka, #Yokohama. Photo taken Friday, September 15, 2017. —Rick Cogley

Oct 21, 2017: “Refreshingly tidy storage: Rental Box. Check availability and reserve on the ‘net! We will borrow your land.” I guess you have to call to get the …

Oct 20, 2017: Kiyoken’s “Il Saggio” Italian restaurant in #Totsuka #Yokohama. Relatively formal, for this area, so it’s good for occasions. But a new small pizzeria …

Oct 19, 2017: #Yokohama Hybrid Garbage Truck - we’re eco over here

Oct 18, 2017: Old rusty scaffold pole

Oct 18, 2017: Love this color palette. In #yokohama #Japan

Oct 17, 2017: A sporty red honda “kei” car. Kei cars (with a yellow plate, meaning an engine under 600cc) fit in small, small spaces. In #yokohama #Japan.

Oct 17, 2017: Makeshift fence from construction scaffold in #Totsuka #Yokohama #Japan. I wonder, did they just have it sitting around and decided to put it around …

Oct 16, 2017: Nature’s color coordination acts as a beacon.

Oct 15, 2017: Fall leads to grey. #yokohama #japan

Oct 15, 2017: Some budding berries

Oct 14, 2017: Surely this tiny shed in an overgrown yard contained garden-work tools, rusted and unused, given the state of the yard. Near our neighborhood in …

Oct 14, 2017: Yokohama Inspires family day was great.

Oct 14, 2017: Apparently where road signs are stored. #totsuka #yokohama #Japan

Oct 14, 2017: A fairly steep hill in a nearby neighborhood. Someone cemented the 3 orange reflective pylons in the road, so that no vehicles would mistakenly try to …

Oct 13, 2017: An unconnected pair in #yokohama #Japan

Oct 13, 2017: Pretty terra cotta colored house in #totsuka #yokohama #japan. One thing you see in Japan that you might not see elsewhere, is a lot of laundry …

Oct 12, 2017: Beacon Man, not bacon, man!

Oct 12, 2017: Red Cross hill #totsuka #yokohama #Japan

Oct 11, 2017: Weekly pasta! #toranomon #tokyo

Oct 11, 2017: Leopard Haus in #Totsuka #Yokohama #Japan

Oct 11, 2017: #Anpanman playground equipment in #Yokohama #Japan. Anpanman is a superhero, who lets the weak or hungry eat part of his bean-jam-bun (anpan) head …

Oct 10, 2017: Cemetery hill, in #totsuka #yokohama #Japan

Oct 10, 2017: This photo looks better than the real thing did :-) #lenspower #yokohama #Japan

Oct 9, 2017: Gumisawa Konokami Park entrance sign (with the name of the park). #yokohama #Japan

Oct 9, 2017: Gumisawa Konokami Park circuit breaker box, conveniently located (lol). #yokohama #Japan

Oct 9, 2017: Gumisawa Konokami Park has what I think is typical play equipment, nothing too big. There are swings on the other side. You can also see the small …

Oct 9, 2017: Gumisawa Konokami Park rules (basically “don’t be an idiot”). #yokohama #japan

Oct 9, 2017: A September bloom in #yokohama #japan

Oct 8, 2017: Someone’s lovely glass lanterns (porches often abut the road, so I did not need to be on their property to get this!) in #yokohama #Japan

Oct 8, 2017: Fall softly comes in #yokohama #Japan

Oct 8, 2017: Anti-crime Patrol In Progress! If you’re in the PTA or local neighborhood organization here in Japan, there is often a volunteer crime watch. They …

Oct 8, 2017: Speedy McSpeedster.

Oct 7, 2017: Saw and liked the movie “Hidden Figures” with Akko and now, pancakes.

Oct 3, 2017: Fire at Wurst Haus #toranomon

Sep 30, 2017: Coming and going in #shimbashi #tokyo

Sep 30, 2017: Last weekend and yesterday I built this parking area for Ky’s scooter in a convenient spot in the yard. Dug out a big stump and cleared some bags of …

Sep 30, 2017: Buying a ticket at #shimbashi platform

Sep 30, 2017: Old Benz #shimbashi #tokyo

Sep 29, 2017: DVDs, we has ‘em. #shimbashi #tokyo

Sep 29, 2017: This work qualifies as what they call “3K” (san k) for, kitanai kitsui kiken (dirty, hard, dangerous). The operators were pumping out the sewer and it …

Sep 29, 2017: A burger diner takeout window in #toranomon #tokyo

Sep 28, 2017: Your standard “hanten” Chinese restaurant. #shimbashi #tokyo

Sep 28, 2017: Faded Lattice #shimbashi #tokyo

Sep 28, 2017: Overgrown urban

Sep 28, 2017: Office worker with parasol, near Torimaru in #shimbashi #tokyo

Sep 28, 2017: Chowing down on the platform at JR #shimbashi #tokyo (a rare moment when no trains are in the station, and you can see across the platforms)

Sep 28, 2017: The “Hitachi” express train that goes on the Tokyo-Ueno line out to Fukushima, via Hitachi of course. At #shimbashi #tokyo

Sep 28, 2017: Random station parts in #shimbashi #tokyo

Sep 27, 2017: Curves and Camber at JR #shimbashi #tokyo

Sep 27, 2017: #Tokyo children commute

Sep 27, 2017: Sotobori-dori boulevard from #shimbashi station in #tokyo

Sep 27, 2017: Yamanote zig-zaggy #shimbashi #tokyo

Sep 27, 2017: Always on time Yamanote line at #Shimbashi station #Tokyo

Sep 27, 2017: Gentle camber at JR #shimbashi in #tokyo

Sep 27, 2017: Different generations picking different entertainment, or nothing. #shimbashi #tokyo

Sep 26, 2017: Love this interior. #toranomon #tokyo

Sep 23, 2017: Nope, the new restaurant “kuro-obi” gets passed by. (And the guy even has a kuro-obi on his hat) #Tokyo

Sep 23, 2017: Will he visit the new restaurant “kuro-obi”? #Tokyo

Sep 23, 2017: Bright curry shop wall in #Shimbashi #Tokyo

Sep 22, 2017: In #Japan, elementary school kids conduct interviews with shopkeepers, to learn a bit about what their jobs are like. Here’s a class visiting a …

Sep 22, 2017: Worshiping the Oracles

Sep 22, 2017: No chance? #Shimbashi #Tokyo

Sep 21, 2017: Stacked up, at #Shimbashi #Tokyo

Sep 21, 2017: At Toranomon Pasta, rainy day discount! #Tokyo

Sep 21, 2017: Open parking, just not for motorcycles in #Shimbashi #Tokyo

Sep 21, 2017: 24x7 on the go #Tokyo

Sep 21, 2017: 怪しげあかひげ, sex potency potions for boys and girls at Akahige (Red Beard) “Pharmacy” in #Shimbashi #Tokyo

Sep 20, 2017: Last gasp tobacco kiosk #タバコ

Sep 20, 2017: Reflect

Sep 19, 2017: Safely go

Sep 19, 2017: Can we eat it?

Sep 19, 2017: Hot SL

Sep 19, 2017: Faithful guide

Sep 19, 2017: Stairway to the dark

Sep 19, 2017: Mom, let’s get some “shu-ice”.

Sep 19, 2017: I like the night

Sep 19, 2017: Tirelessly working

Sep 19, 2017: A prison of one’s own choosing

Sep 19, 2017: 3 Musketeers

Sep 19, 2017: What is my purpose

Sep 19, 2017: Red lanterns shocked white

Sep 18, 2017: Trekking home

Sep 18, 2017: Aten hut!

Sep 18, 2017: Rainy shrimp

Sep 18, 2017: Art columns

Sep 18, 2017: Iino Bldg Toranomon #Tokyo

Sep 18, 2017: Nambutei at Hibiya Park, #Tokyo

Sep 17, 2017: Café scene in Nihonbashi #Tokyo

Sep 17, 2017: #Nihonbashi Tokyo well-behaved ape at café

Sep 17, 2017: Frog that appears to be eating a doubloon necklace, arggh?

Sep 16, 2017: Beasts and the beauty

Sep 16, 2017: Men at work

Sep 16, 2017: Disappearing Cub trick

Sep 16, 2017: Special delivery by Honda Cub

Sep 16, 2017: Summer bloom

Sep 16, 2017: Our old watering pot

Sep 16, 2017: Familiar watering pot

Sep 15, 2017: Minato-ku Abandoned Bicycle Official near #Shimbashi

Sep 15, 2017: Put your hands in the air?!

Sep 15, 2017: Down Karasumori street toward Toranomon Hospital, from JR #Shimbashi.

Sep 15, 2017: View of #Hamamatsucho from #Shimbashi

Sep 15, 2017: This day was so hot, I didn’t want to go out of #Shimbashi station

Sep 15, 2017: High voltage JR #Shimbashi in #Tokyo

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Sep 14, 2017: JR station attendants and conductors manage people and risk all day. I’m glad they take their jobs so seriously.

Sep 14, 2017: Shimbashi Tokyo night street corner

Sep 14, 2017: Inviting shop entrance, from a Shimbashi Tokyo street.

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Sep 13, 2017: She’s still going strong

Sep 13, 2017: High end “mansion” (condo) being constructed near #Totsuka station. Now we just need some high end shops, lel.

Sep 13, 2017: It’s because people leave their bikes strewn about, and block truck loading bays at the supermarket.

Sep 12, 2017: Shrine offering box.

Sep 12, 2017: Peace.

Sep 12, 2017: Stay away during quakes. The sign warns that roof tiles (heavy stone ones!) will fly off during quakes.

Sep 12, 2017: Festival Flyer at Yasaka Shrine. August is gone, but it is festival season every year. It’s miserably hot (except this year) but, there are all these …

Sep 12, 2017: Japan Post delivers mail on Honda Super Cubs. The red box is where they keep their large volume of mail. Must be heavy!

Sep 11, 2017: Totsuka high school had their school matsuri festival (called gakusai or bunkasai 学祭、文化祭), with this pretty “washi” papered entrance prepared …

Sep 11, 2017: Japan’s fire trucks are small, to better navigate the narrow streets.

Sep 11, 2017: Yokohama Shindo Highway Entrance at Kamiyabe. The “30” is a speed limit sign. You can see the highway sign is bilingual, which is nice. Highways here …

Sep 11, 2017: Kids’ “AQUA Land” area on the Akuwa River (阿久和川), a great place to jog in Izumi-ku Yokohama.

Sep 10, 2017: A totem clock designating a kids play area called “AQUA Land” along the Akuwa River (阿久和川). The name’s a little gag. There were indeed a bunch of kids …

Sep 10, 2017: The Akuwa River (阿久和川) is well marked with signs like this, every bridge or so.

Sep 10, 2017: Students in background going to some school function no doubt, along Akuwa River (阿久和川).

Sep 10, 2017: Along Akuwa River (阿久和川)

Sep 10, 2017: Blessed with beautiful views on jogging route along Akuwa River (阿久和川)

Sep 10, 2017: Break area bridge along Akuwa River (阿久和川), a great jogging area.

Sep 10, 2017: A nice pattern of shadow and light, on an Akuwa River (阿久和川) bridge. #SPi_Shadows

Sep 10, 2017: Decorations on a bridge on the Akuwa River (阿久和川) . You can see the river’s kanji characters cut out of the metal.

Sep 10, 2017: The Akuwa River (阿久和川) is a great place for a jog, with a couple km of views like this one.

Sep 10, 2017: Often o-jizo-sama have a red knit cap, but this one had a red helmet instead, as it was located in front of a cycle shop. :-)

Sep 10, 2017: L’epi Japonais Boulangerie, great sandwich and bread shop I came across during my jog. In Ryoke Izumi-ku Yokohama.

Sep 10, 2017: Lunch companion at the sandwich shop

Sep 10, 2017: 7-11 delivery. @asakusa.danke mentioned in the comments that it’s a Toyota “Coms” which is an electric vehicle. I’d like to try to drive one!

Sep 10, 2017: Sun Drug Louvre

Sep 10, 2017: Odoriba Bridge

Sep 10, 2017: Odoriba Bridge Mono

Sep 10, 2017: Color pylon at Daihatsu

Sep 9, 2017: Twilight across the Sakai river (the road you see is a bike path which joggers and runners also use)

Sep 9, 2017: Warm light along the jogging route.

Sep 9, 2017: Festival! At a local shrine.

Sep 9, 2017: Kinda scary shrine entrance (today is a festival)

Sep 9, 2017: JR Totsuka East takeoff in 3, 2, 1…

Sep 9, 2017: Awesome Saint Marc “ChocoCro” (fresh-baked chocolate croissants)

Sep 9, 2017: Sunflowers on JR Totsuka East Deck

Sep 9, 2017: Bridge over the Kashio river

Sep 9, 2017: World famous Totsuka Canard (cake shop)

Sep 9, 2017: My black eyed susie

Sep 9, 2017: Gaaarrrdo

Sep 9, 2017: Sobieru Uniqlo

Sep 9, 2017: Black eyed susans in black and white

Sep 9, 2017: Soba shop honda super cub (with duct tape repairs)

Sep 9, 2017: Soba shop

Sep 9, 2017: Planter

Sep 9, 2017: Summer bloom

Sep 8, 2017: My daughter made her first big purchase as an adult today, this Honda Giorno scooter. Looks great!

Sep 7, 2017: Company Revelers at at #Oktoberfest in Hibiya Park, #Tokyo in #monochrome

Sep 7, 2017: Party at #Oktoberfest in Hibiya Park, #Tokyo

Sep 7, 2017: Tasty, bad-for-you food at #Oktoberfest in Hibiya Park, #Tokyo

Sep 7, 2017: Good “Spalt” beer at #Oktoberfest in Hibiya Park Tokyo

Sep 5, 2017: Framed on the bus #yokohama

Sep 3, 2017: Pretty good result from iPhone eh? Shot in VSCO as DNG raw, then processed with Capture One. Blessed with beautiful views while #jogging around …

Sep 3, 2017: The golden hour. Blessed with beautiful views while #jogging around #Totsuka #Japan.

Sep 3, 2017: Yeah, it’s that yellow. Blessed with beautiful views while #jogging around #Totsuka #Japan.

Sep 3, 2017: I must have got that runner’s high, because even this tank is beautiful. Blessed with beautiful views while #jogging around #Totsuka #Japan.

Sep 3, 2017: Nature preserve “biotope” sign, lists the kind of birds you’ll find. Blessed with beautiful views while #jogging around #Totsuka #Japan.

Sep 3, 2017: Vinyl houses selling aloe. Blessed with beautiful views while #jogging around #Totsuka #Japan.

Sep 3, 2017: Biotope at local estuary along my #running route.

Sep 2, 2017: If you’re in Tokyo, go! Oktoberfest in Hibiya Park, Tokyo, 2017 (runs thru 10 Sept) #oktoberfest

Sep 2, 2017: The lines were not bad, even on Saturday night. Oktoberfest in Hibiya Park, Tokyo, 2017 (runs thru 10 Sept) #oktoberfest

Sep 2, 2017: There’s even a giant “fraulein” on stilts, lol. Oktoberfest in Hibiya Park, Tokyo, 2017 (runs thru 10 Sept) #oktoberfest

Sep 2, 2017: Ein Prosit der Gemütlichkeit! Oktoberfest in Hibiya Park, Tokyo, 2017 (runs thru 10 Sept) #oktoberfest

Sep 2, 2017: Fattening food. Gotta go run! (See all those pineapple pieces in this Spalter beer? Er, bier?) Oktoberfest in Hibiya Park, Tokyo, 2017 (runs thru 10 …

Sep 2, 2017: Spalter Pineapple beer was, uh, really heavy on the pineapple. Oktoberfest in Hibiya Park, Tokyo, 2017 (runs thru 10 Sept) #oktoberfest

Sep 2, 2017: Beers from all over Germany, and even one from Japan. Oktoberfest in Hibiya Park, Tokyo, 2017 (runs thru 10 Sept) #oktoberfest

Sep 2, 2017: Pay and pickup at different windows. Oktoberfest in Hibiya Park, Tokyo, 2017 (runs thru 10 Sept) #oktoberfest

Sep 2, 2017: As fresh as it gets.

Sep 2, 2017: = 3

Sep 2, 2017: Hangry?! Yoyogi Uehara #Tokyo Burg Joint Cruiser

Sep 1, 2017: Graveyard hill

Sep 1, 2017: Slippery brick jogging path

Sep 1, 2017: Trusty Shinkansen

Sep 1, 2017: Homeward

Sep 1, 2017: Back from the trip

Sep 1, 2017: Free large portions

Sep 1, 2017: Korean joint

Aug 31, 2017: Inspection sticker, needs inspected.

Aug 31, 2017: Hold on, man.

Aug 31, 2017: Mosquito coil, rusted

Aug 31, 2017: They got the uniforms and the hats. #safetyfirst #japan #jr

Aug 31, 2017: Super rusty wall.

Aug 31, 2017: Delicate texture.

Aug 31, 2017: Should I turn it?

Aug 31, 2017: Where Green Cabs are born and go to die.

Aug 31, 2017: Little guard

Aug 31, 2017: Yakult is a yogurt-y drink that is supposed to be good for you. It’s sold from these bikes, by subscription to your home. #japan #yakult

Aug 30, 2017: It was great to see Steven in Tokyo, catch up and share stories. :-)

Aug 29, 2017: Hot and sunny in #totsuka

Aug 29, 2017: Blocked

Aug 27, 2017: On the jogging route yesterday, pretty green and blue vista.

Aug 27, 2017: On the jogging route yesterday, an elderly couple out for a walk

Aug 27, 2017: On the jogging route yesterday, a bridge in maioka park

Aug 27, 2017: On the jogging route yesterday, a junk warehouse advertises that they buy totalled cars.

Aug 27, 2017: “Technical” section on yesterday’s jogging route

Aug 27, 2017: This bamboo grove behind our house grows so fast, and we can only cut so much. It was getting out of hand, so we hired a team to come cut it. Five …

Aug 26, 2017: Nature gives us stunning patterns like this one. Lovely!

Aug 26, 2017: I’m sorry too…

Aug 26, 2017: Glass Recyling Takahashi - er, do we just put any glass in this old drum?

Aug 26, 2017: Looking at Totsuka West crossing, plus Totsukana Parking lot with its hanging planters. Totsuka is Eco!

Aug 26, 2017: Overcrowded local vista, but I still like it

Aug 26, 2017: Kachidoki bridge

Aug 26, 2017: Old style koban police box

Aug 26, 2017: House boat

Aug 26, 2017: Tsukiji Inari Shrine

Aug 26, 2017: Morning view in Tokyo

Aug 26, 2017: Jogged in Tsukiji and Kachidoki. This is the “Shiosite” bridge in Shiodome.

Aug 25, 2017: Our garden’s berries

Aug 25, 2017: This is my web, there is no other like it

Aug 25, 2017: Mono dewy

Aug 25, 2017: Mystery bug

Aug 25, 2017: Wet pistil

Aug 25, 2017: Bus interior

Aug 24, 2017: Matsuri dreams

Aug 24, 2017: Was the discussion good?

Aug 24, 2017: Sudden party

Aug 22, 2017: Resting men at work

Aug 22, 2017: Always, always

Aug 22, 2017: Dirty grate

Aug 22, 2017: Maggy

Aug 22, 2017: Bevelled

Aug 22, 2017: Dakkarubi joint

Aug 22, 2017: Construction equipment is small in #Japan

Aug 22, 2017: Red vespa

Aug 22, 2017: Lift pulley

Aug 22, 2017: Moms and Kids going up the hill to the bus

Aug 22, 2017: Honda super cub, and photo ID machine

Aug 22, 2017: Summer butterfly

Aug 22, 2017: Pale beauty

Aug 22, 2017: Berries in the garden

Aug 22, 2017: Weird political poster

Aug 22, 2017: Locked vending

Aug 22, 2017: Fish shipper

Aug 22, 2017: Weeds on tne platform

Aug 22, 2017: Old style with the new style

Aug 22, 2017: Festival prep

Aug 22, 2017: Cheap vending machine

Aug 21, 2017: Monochrome of Minato Mirai 21 area from Shinko

Aug 21, 2017: Lovely views of Minato Mirai 21 area from Shinko

Aug 21, 2017: Good night Michelin Man

Aug 21, 2017: Lots of cool shops at Akarengasoko

Aug 21, 2017: Akarengasoko at twilight

Aug 21, 2017: Jambo area at Akarengasoko - lots of color!

Aug 21, 2017: Frozen Mojito in the “JAMBO!!” area bar

Aug 21, 2017: Food at the Michelin Food Festival

Aug 21, 2017: Visited the Michelin Food Festival yesterday - great food and drink

Aug 19, 2017: View outside my friend’s house in Sagamihara. Stunning.

Aug 19, 2017: Monochrome Sagamihara

Aug 19, 2017: Makkori decor

Aug 19, 2017: Arrested for eating too much KFC, I imagine

Aug 19, 2017: Fire trap

Aug 19, 2017: Last vestiges

Aug 19, 2017: Paper mobile at Yurindo bookseller

Aug 19, 2017: Generation gap

Aug 19, 2017: Going surfing

Aug 19, 2017: Running bus driver

Aug 19, 2017: Totsuka Parking #10

Aug 19, 2017: This bridge system goes across Totsuka station tracks from west to east, and connects around the Totsukana shopping complex as well.

Aug 19, 2017: Kanachu Bus interior

Aug 18, 2017: I bet 27 yen that the rushing pair is a couple.

Aug 18, 2017: Cabin Tickets, a ticket seller among many other somewhat dodgy ticket sellers in the New Shimbashi bldg.

Aug 18, 2017: Striking yellow truck

Aug 18, 2017: New parking lot near work

Aug 18, 2017: Emergency stopper box

Aug 18, 2017: Taxi line

Aug 18, 2017: Shima-shima

Aug 18, 2017: Not crowded

Aug 18, 2017: Karasumori

Aug 18, 2017: Alumi-bone

Aug 18, 2017: Platinum fish

Aug 18, 2017: Summer is the time for colorful yukata

Aug 17, 2017: Random meter

Aug 17, 2017: Parasol bright

Aug 17, 2017: Cool man in the heat

Aug 17, 2017: Tokyo Japan has had bilingual street signs for a while now. The 2020 Olympics are the catalyst for improvements, though.

Aug 17, 2017: Cute babbies were waving

Aug 17, 2017: Call us anytime…

Aug 17, 2017: It’s late; go home

Aug 17, 2017: Uninviting

Aug 17, 2017: Elementary Pair

Aug 17, 2017: Hand-painted location sign

Aug 17, 2017: Keep the garbage area tidy

Aug 17, 2017: Sunflower

Aug 17, 2017: Totsuka Ramen

Aug 17, 2017: Local shrine

Aug 16, 2017: Nostalgic for the Showa Era? This bar delivers.

Aug 16, 2017: Random Urban Stained Glass

Aug 16, 2017: Putting the bike away

Aug 16, 2017: Taxis are Shiny

Aug 16, 2017: Chuka joint

Aug 16, 2017: Motsu and Hormone Shop

Aug 15, 2017: Beloved

Aug 15, 2017: Man in the mirror series

Aug 15, 2017: Random poo pipe

Aug 15, 2017: Yellow poles

Aug 15, 2017: Meter men come in pairs

Aug 15, 2017: Late afternoon view, Toranomon construction

Aug 15, 2017: New Shimbashi Pachinko

Aug 15, 2017: Lunettes du Jura Grand eyeglasses shop, in Aoyama Tokyo

Aug 15, 2017: Shake Shack terrace

Aug 15, 2017: Shake Shack in the house, in Gaien Aoyama Tokyo

Aug 15, 2017: Indigo shop

Aug 15, 2017: Tokyo has good bread shops

Aug 15, 2017: American flag being flown by paint shop in Aoyama Tokyo

Aug 14, 2017: Already 23, we can’t believe it

Aug 14, 2017: Girls’ posse at Totsuka Saclass

Aug 14, 2017: Totsuka Yasaka Shrine

Aug 14, 2017: Insurance company flag

Aug 14, 2017: Summer flowers

Aug 14, 2017: Bus-stop sunflower

Aug 13, 2017: Meter on Vacation

Aug 13, 2017: Ushimaru Honten

Aug 13, 2017: West Shimbashi Street

Aug 13, 2017: Colorful New Shimbashi

Aug 13, 2017: Big Dipper and Mascot

Aug 10, 2017: Crowds after the Ito “Anjinsai” fireworks festival

Aug 10, 2017: Buy some souvenirs after the Ito “Anjinsai” fireworks festival

Aug 10, 2017: 10000 shots in an hour. Ito “Anjinsai” fireworks festival

Aug 10, 2017: Watchers from the Asuka cruise ship, at the Ito “Anjinsai” fireworks festival

Aug 10, 2017: Waiting for the start of the Ito “Anjinsai” fireworks festival. Massive!

Aug 9, 2017: Moms and their little ones (yellow hats!)

Aug 9, 2017: Blue on rust

Aug 9, 2017: Not a harley, just near it

Aug 9, 2017: Idiot speeding trucker in a school zone (screeching brakes, right in front of the kindergarten to the left)

Aug 9, 2017: Lovely after the rain

Aug 9, 2017: The cha

Aug 8, 2017: There must be something cool up those stairs

Aug 8, 2017: Ochre Pizza-LA

Aug 8, 2017: Hanging onions obsessed

Aug 8, 2017: Daughter’s tasty omiyage, thanks!

Aug 8, 2017: Anachronistic tobacco shop

Aug 8, 2017: On the seamy side of the street

Aug 8, 2017: Summer light

Aug 8, 2017: Monotone Totsuka

Aug 7, 2017: Bev cases

Aug 7, 2017: Rental crane

Aug 7, 2017: Totsuka West

Aug 7, 2017: Misdo

Aug 7, 2017: Night kashio river

Aug 7, 2017: Man in the mirror

Aug 7, 2017: Shimokita mini-shrine

Aug 7, 2017: We buy junk in Shimokitazawa

Aug 7, 2017: Pmas

Aug 7, 2017: Shimokita crêpe

Aug 7, 2017: Patisserie exit

Aug 7, 2017: “Neighborhood” Starbucks

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Aug 6, 2017: Friends’ gathering

Aug 6, 2017: Crabby

Aug 5, 2017: Old Beetle

Aug 5, 2017: Totsuka

Aug 4, 2017: New Shimbashi

Aug 4, 2017: Veg stand

Aug 4, 2017: Kaku-highball overlooking New Shimbashi

Aug 4, 2017: JR Shimbashi

Aug 3, 2017: Beloved sun tiger

Aug 3, 2017: Shiny and new

Aug 3, 2017: Walkers and their flags

Aug 3, 2017: Cost performance

Aug 3, 2017: Lemon gas

Aug 3, 2017: Leaning left

Aug 3, 2017: Whose was this

Aug 3, 2017: I like Yokohama

Aug 3, 2017: Sprightly walking past the healthtron shop

Aug 3, 2017: Mystery plant

Aug 3, 2017: Onion hang

Aug 2, 2017: Japan bus stop

Aug 2, 2017: Mid-day reelin’

Aug 2, 2017: Shimbashi bean bun shop

Aug 2, 2017: Toranomon Street

Aug 2, 2017: Toranomon construction

Aug 1, 2017: Man in the moon

Aug 1, 2017: Bistro

Aug 1, 2017: Always so busy

Aug 1, 2017: Totsuka Japanese Paper

Aug 1, 2017: Speeding off

Aug 1, 2017: Japan is crowded with houses and wires, at least here in Yokohama/Tokyo

Aug 1, 2017: Summer blooms with old Pentax

Aug 1, 2017: Kids’ Bazaar

Aug 1, 2017: Rare roses

Aug 1, 2017: Geometric

Jul 31, 2017: Love paprikas

Jul 31, 2017: Shiny vintage

Jul 31, 2017: Randomly hanging onions

Jul 31, 2017: Meatery

Jul 31, 2017: Caught

Jul 31, 2017: Precarious window washing (with old Canon lens)

Jul 31, 2017: Pattern tiles

Jul 31, 2017: Rejuvenated river area

Jul 31, 2017: Hydrangeas in early summer

Jul 31, 2017: On the way to the shrine

Jul 30, 2017: Reelin’

Jul 30, 2017: New Shimbashi Bldg

Jul 30, 2017: Dude ramen

Jul 30, 2017: Warm drinking scene, with 1946 Nikkor

Jul 30, 2017: Stewarding the little ones

Jul 30, 2017: Kawasaki Estrella

Jul 30, 2017: Summer lovelies

Jul 29, 2017: Summer bloom

Jul 29, 2017: Follow that limit

Jul 28, 2017: A sign said “only one per child” lol - at the Shimbashi Koichi Matsuri festival 2017

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Jul 28, 2017: Young drummers and their sensei at the Shimbashi Koichi Matsuri festival. They worked hard and did great!

Jul 27, 2017: Shimbashi summer festival! #shimbashimatsuri

Jul 27, 2017: Shimbashi summer festival! #shimbashimatsuri

Jul 27, 2017: Shimbashi summer festival! #shimbashimatsuri

Jul 27, 2017: Shimbashi summer festival! #shimbashimatsuri

Jul 27, 2017: Peering at the oracle

Jul 27, 2017: Night in Shimbashi with old pentax lens

Jul 26, 2017: Summer flowers, with 1956 Canon 50mm f1.4 lens.

Jul 26, 2017: Yamaha Mate, with 1956 Canon 50mm f1.4 lens.

Jul 25, 2017: Good French place in West Shinjuku

Jul 25, 2017: Looking out of map camera

Jul 25, 2017: Shimbashi commuter mono with 1946 Nikkor lens

Jul 25, 2017: Walking among the other night walkers in Shimbashi, with 1946 Nikkor lens

Jul 25, 2017: Mama bike

Jul 25, 2017: Summer hydrangeas

Jul 24, 2017: Hot Summer Aosagi

Jul 17, 2017: Construction near office, with a 61 year old Canon prime lens.

Jul 17, 2017: Twilight Kashio River

Jul 17, 2017: Totsuka Festival, on old Asahicho Street. SO crowded you can barely walk.

Jul 17, 2017: Torushi owner/chef at Totsuka Festival.

Jul 17, 2017: Dance at Yasaka Shrine, during the Totsuka Festival 20170714.

Jul 6, 2017: Palace Run

Jun 10, 2017: Summer means bamboo cutting

Jun 10, 2017: Some beauty besides the bamboo

May 28, 2017: River running

May 21, 2017: Free talon poke with your coffee

May 8, 2017: Herding them to school

May 3, 2017: Mucha self portrait within one of the Slav epic paintings

Apr 25, 2017: Juban Fish

Apr 16, 2017: Allan Holdsworth Dead

So sad: virtuoso guitarist Allan Holdsworth unexpectedly died at 70 on 16th April 2017, and I wager he’s in heaven jamming with Coltrane, maybe …

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Apr 15, 2017: Jogging route beauty

Apr 11, 2017: Obey Or Else

By now you’ve probably heard about the awful treatment by United Airlines of a man who refused to give up his seat. It was frankly brutal.

Apr 8, 2017: Universal CJK Typeface

Holy serif! Google and Adobe have released “Noto Serif CJK” aka “Source Han Serif”, part of an ambitious and important project …

Apr 5, 2017: Kigo Seasonal Symbols

Foreign residents often hear that “only Japan has four seasons” and while that is of course not true, Japan does take its seasons …

Apr 5, 2017: Eldests First Job

Our oldest got her first full time job last year, and it finally started (things start in April in Japan). It’s a new chapter for her and for …

Apr 3, 2017: Impending death and taxes #Tokyo

Mar 25, 2017: Tofu’s just the best for health!

Mar 15, 2017: Tono’s meat

Feb 28, 2017: Cycles to the left of me, walkers to the right, here I am

Feb 21, 2017: Catisserie #missedchance

Feb 11, 2017: Zesta crane of death

Feb 10, 2017: Art tart

Feb 8, 2017: Exit stormy

Feb 5, 2017: Break faster dinner

Feb 4, 2017: The road home

Feb 1, 2017: Platform’s your oyster

Jan 27, 2017: Big watcher

Jan 25, 2017: If I can just make it

Jan 25, 2017: Piccolo Wizard wins the Stamp Rally #Shimbashi

Jan 22, 2017: Spring trick

Jan 18, 2017: Dappled Kanachu

Jan 17, 2017: Winter Kashio

Jan 13, 2017: IoT FTW

Jan 13, 2017: Escaping

Jan 10, 2017: Clockwork orange and green #Yokohama

Jan 9, 2017: Looks like a real party #Tokyo #Jing #Reeta #PopRox

Jan 8, 2017: First shrine visit of 2017 #Japan

Jan 1, 2017: Ah 51

Dec 27, 2016: Red slippery

Dec 26, 2016: S&K #Enoshima #Japan

Dec 22, 2016: Mary Jane’s #Lucas #DC #LaserLemonGel

Dec 15, 2016: Precarious #Japan

Dec 13, 2016: Tokyo locks!

Dec 12, 2016: Bean bun girl

Dec 10, 2016: Early morning tennozu #Japan #LuciferVI #Irom2000 #JollyRainbo2X

Dec 10, 2016: Tinny Cha #Golden #Japan

Dec 9, 2016: Pasta is the new fish #Jane #Dylan

Dec 8, 2016: Like clockwork #JamesM #Love81 #TripleCrown

Dec 7, 2016: This is The Very Steak #Jane #Comet #JollyRainbo2X

Dec 6, 2016: A good result #Loftus #Love81 #TripleCrown

Dec 3, 2016: Tasty hour #Japan #Hornbecker #Sugar #TastyPop

Nov 30, 2016: The often #Japan #Chunky #Dylan #TripleCrown

Nov 29, 2016: Reminiscent of warmer days #Japan #Akira #Tilda #TastyPop

Nov 27, 2016: Shoot film #Japan #Adler9009 #BlacKeysXF #TripleCrown

Nov 26, 2016: Invite-light #japan #Loftus #Love81 #TripleCrown

Nov 25, 2016: Ogiyama cash-n-carry #Smith #Zama #Standard

Nov 24, 2016: One orangey floor #Akira #Irom2000 #TastyPop

Nov 24, 2016: Broken down mini-shrine #Akira #Comet

Nov 22, 2016: Lovely Totsuka station view after rain.

Nov 21, 2016: The Cha after “wanwanyu” dog spa

Nov 19, 2016: Visiting #Jane #Love81

Nov 18, 2016: To where? #Lucas #BlacKeysSupergrain

Nov 18, 2016: Your way or mine #Hornbecker #Dylan #TastyPop

Nov 17, 2016: Learning something this fall? #Hema #DC

Nov 17, 2016: Night light lights #Loftus #Love81 #TripleCrown

Nov 17, 2016: Tired line man #Jane #Irom2000 #Dreampop

Nov 17, 2016: Beer, good times #Loftus #Sussex

Nov 16, 2016: Was there a two-man bus? #Jane #KodotXGrizzled

Nov 15, 2016: Neighborhood Shinto Shrine #Loftus #Love81 #TripleCrown

Nov 14, 2016: Shinagawa Intercity park #Jing #Rasputin #TripleCrown

Nov 12, 2016: Bussed #Johannes #Strausberg #RedEyeGel

Nov 12, 2016: Tintype me

Nov 12, 2016: The red chochin #Beard #Panaji #RedEyeGel

Nov 11, 2016: Keg party! #Hema #Panaji #JollyRainbo2X

Nov 10, 2016: Ubiquity #Jane #Rasputin #TripleCrown

Nov 9, 2016: Ready for the chomp #Victoria #Shilshole #TastyPop

Nov 9, 2016: Pies #Loftus #DC #TripleCrown

Nov 4, 2016: Cup half full attitude? #AnneMarie #MountRoyal #LaserLemonGel

Nov 3, 2016: Black beauty #Akira #Tilda #TripleCrown

Oct 31, 2016: Running rikisha man #Jane #BigUp #RedEyeGel

Oct 29, 2016: Loves me a Sun Tiger pump #Hornbecker #Dylan #TastyPop

Oct 29, 2016: Siphoned #AnneMarie #MountRoyal

Oct 27, 2016: Lovely Miyukikan #Loftus #Love81 #TripleCrown

Oct 26, 2016: Foyer objet #Jane #DC #TripleCrown

Oct 26, 2016: Shinagawa Seaside hotels from over the river (bonus monorail) #Loftus #Daydream #TripleCrown

Oct 23, 2016: Little Waseda Greeter #AnneMarie #MountRoyal #JollyRainbo2X

Oct 22, 2016: Tokyo Oasis: Running in Shinagawa Kumin Park #Akira #DC #TastyPop

Oct 18, 2016: Smaller, to navigate narrow streets #Hornbecker #Dylan #TastyPop

Oct 17, 2016: Two of the seven #Florence #BlacKeysSupergrain #TastyPop

Oct 17, 2016: Kiba park footbridge #Loftus #Love81 #TripleCrown

Oct 15, 2016: Begirdered #Benedict #Irom2000 #JollyRainbo2X

Oct 12, 2016: Early morning wash #Akira #Tilda #TastyPop

Oct 11, 2016: Giant Golden Poo on the Sumida #Jane #KodotXGrizzled

Oct 11, 2016: Massive Sky Tree from bridges among bridges #AnneMarie #MountRoyal #CherryShine

Oct 7, 2016: Mid run view around Imperial Palace in Tokyo #JohnS #Irom2000 #TripleCrown

Oct 5, 2016: Maizuru castle mono #Madalena #BlacKeysXF #PurpleRaindropsGel

Sep 26, 2016: Seed machine #Hornbecker #Dylan #JollyRainbo2X

Sep 25, 2016: 555 for 140 #Loftus #Love81 #TripleCrown

Sep 24, 2016: Mid run lunch at madame rouge #Americana #Love81

Sep 23, 2016: Shingen mochi parfait, parfait! #JackLondon #DreamCanvas #RedEyeGel

Sep 22, 2016: At Misawaen Vinyard #yamanashi

Sep 21, 2016: Lots of beds in the funky hotel

Sep 20, 2016: Gender specific hangers at the “Prince” hotel

Sep 20, 2016: Hotel “Prince” velour and naugahyde interior. Very 70s.

Sep 20, 2016: Kofu “Prince” Hotel. Pretty dingy outside but at least the room was clean.

Sep 19, 2016: We picked pizzutello bianco grapes, fantastic!

Sep 19, 2016: This hotel is also

Aug 7, 2016: Extra! Extra! Congrats to ever-stoic Ichiro on 3000 hits! #Hipstamatic

Jul 28, 2016: Parked lovely #Hipstamatic

Jul 25, 2016: Safety Kaba #Hipstamatic

May 13, 2016: Wordy man #Hipstamatic

May 12, 2016: #Hipstamatic

May 12, 2016: Izu craft beer #Hipstamatic

Apr 10, 2016: Construction night #Hipstamatic

Mar 24, 2016: Takara copywriters drank too much Mio before releasing this full-pager. Even misspelled alcohol. #Hipstamatic

Mar 22, 2016: Shrine during run #Hipstamatic

Mar 4, 2016: Random propeller #Hipstamatic

Mar 3, 2016: To a world with no deaths from overwork #Hipstamatic

Mar 3, 2016: Cool cigarette-hanging-out-the-mouth prohibited #Hipstamatic

Feb 25, 2016: Cheep likker #Hipstamatic

Feb 24, 2016: Twin tail, 1/1000 size #Hipstamatic

Feb 21, 2016: Danger! Drunks on platform! #Hipstamatic

Feb 13, 2016: <3 #Hipstamatic

Feb 10, 2016: “Good value”, misshapen nashi pears #Hipstamatic

Feb 5, 2016: Winter feeling #Hipstamatic

Feb 5, 2016: Actual fax product “Fappy” #smh #Hipstamatic

Jan 31, 2016: Night run #Hipstamatic

Jan 29, 2016: My red spiky ball #Hipstamatic

Jan 27, 2016: Water mains construction today with tiny diggers #Hipstamatic

Jan 27, 2016: Bathe your feet with kappa #Hipstamatic

Jan 23, 2016: Happy crustaceans #Hipstamatic

Jan 21, 2016: Death becomes you #Hipstamatic

Jan 20, 2016: Drilling ceramic is hard #Hipstamatic

Jan 18, 2016: Ultraman stamp rally - get your horrific, grinning twin tail! #Hipstamatic

Jan 16, 2016: She loves her new bed! #Hipstamatic

Jan 10, 2016: New-ton Gravity

Jan 10, 2016: Cast a glance over #Hipstamatic

Jan 8, 2016: Harbor lock reflections #Hipstamatic

Jan 7, 2016: And they can expect inhospitable language too @jtbkaigai #Hipstamatic

Jan 4, 2016: Big crowds at Kanda Myojin #Hipstamatic

Jan 4, 2016: Donor lanterns at Kanda Myojin #Hipstamatic

Jan 2, 2016: Day 2 of 92d Hakone Ekiden. Aoyama Gakuin won, with a sweep of all segments. #Hipstamatic

Jan 2, 2016: Oatmeal every morning, mmmmmmm #Hipstamatic

Dec 31, 2015: Japan New Years Feast “Osechi” #Hipstamatic

Dec 31, 2015: Star Wars VII was great fun; have you seen it? #Hipstamatic

Dec 30, 2015: Will our descendants think they’re Gods? #Hipstamatic

Dec 28, 2015: Go! Hakone Ekiden 2016 Race Poster #Hipstamatic

Dec 26, 2015: Water bridge in rice paddies #Hipstamatic

Dec 26, 2015: Fishin' pond #Hipstamatic

Dec 23, 2015: Crisp

Dec 21, 2015: Scrawled in blood?! Creepy prenatal family photo #Hipstamatic

Dec 15, 2015: Secure in the thought of sameness #Hipstamatic

Dec 14, 2015: Altra Lone Peak 2.5: comfy to run in #Hipstamatic #Sports #Fit

Dec 10, 2015: Super Hillman Super #Hipstamatic

Dec 8, 2015: Volunteer firefighters wanted, to bring the HEAT #Hipstamatic

Dec 6, 2015: Big sis got little sis a hachimaki headband at Itsukushima Shrine, for passing her entrance exams. #Hipstamatic

Dec 4, 2015: Expect no wifi #Hipstamatic

Dec 1, 2015: Announcer box #Hipstamatic

Nov 29, 2015: Shrine cone #Hipstamatic

Nov 29, 2015: Good good morning! #Hipstamatic

Nov 20, 2015: Lacking pep & vigor? #Hipstamatic

Nov 19, 2015: Radioactive markers #Hipstamatic

Nov 19, 2015: Radioactive markers #Hipstamatic

Nov 17, 2015: Sopping running trail #Hipstamatic

Nov 16, 2015: Mote in my eye #Hipstamatic

Nov 14, 2015: WARNING: We patrol in plainclothes to protect women and girls. Too bad for you. #Hipstamatic

Nov 10, 2015: A little friendly #Hipstamatic

Nov 7, 2015: Random ladder #Hipstamatic

Nov 6, 2015: SO TIRED #Hipstamatic

Nov 1, 2015: Golden hikers at Isshindo plaza #Hipstamatic

Oct 31, 2015: Imagine that. A Shoney’s Big Boy in Japan. #Hipstamatic

Oct 29, 2015: Hipstre frightening #Hipstamatic

Oct 28, 2015: Brewdog PUNK IPA #Hipstamatic

Oct 25, 2015: Cheap cars cheap #Hipstamatic

Oct 23, 2015: Danke butter coffee ftw #Hipstamatic

Oct 18, 2015: My pleasures #Hipstamatic

Oct 18, 2015: Colorful fruity #Hipstamatic

Oct 13, 2015: Bike road is good for running #Hipstamatic

Oct 12, 2015: Jolly #Hipstamatic

Oct 10, 2015: First zekken #Hipstamatic

Oct 10, 2015: Old Renault #Hipstamatic

Oct 4, 2015: Next week’s 5K run site, over the sand of this beach. ;-) #Hipstamatic

Oct 3, 2015: Beach road at Hiratsuka #Hipstamatic

Sep 27, 2015: Green, dakara #Hipstamatic

Sep 27, 2015: Sudden kenzaiten #Hipstamatic

Sep 27, 2015: Hiking tour group #Hipstamatic

Sep 24, 2015: New hipstamatic 300 #Hipstamatic

Sep 22, 2015: Sagimai bridge #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Neville #Daydream

Sep 22, 2015: Scarecrow kakashi #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Americana #BlankoFreedom13

Sep 22, 2015: Contest to scare crows #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Neville #Daydream

Sep 20, 2015: Wax on

Sep 20, 2015: Evil blocker bars

Sep 20, 2015: Future grave

Sep 20, 2015: Ghost hotel

Sep 20, 2015: Down

Sep 20, 2015: Near RT 1

Sep 20, 2015: Wonda

Sep 20, 2015: Always renewing

Sep 20, 2015: Persimmon leaves #rp

Sep 20, 2015: The fisher king

Sep 17, 2015: Pigeon Sables nom nom #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Neville #Daydream

Sep 13, 2015: Cool bridge #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Ruddy #Love81

Sep 13, 2015: Tires! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Kodama

Sep 13, 2015: Fisher king #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

Sep 13, 2015: Cabler enabler #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Neville #Daydream

Sep 10, 2015: Dry dry dry #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Neville #Daydream

Sep 10, 2015: Dry them out #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Neville #Daydream

Sep 9, 2015: Typhoon Lexus #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #DTypePlate

Sep 9, 2015: Nostalgic on parade #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Ruddy #Love81

Sep 5, 2015: With mom

Aug 19, 2015: Stop! War Bills #Hipstamatic #Oggl #JohnS #Inas1969

Aug 19, 2015: Pretty rainy friend #Hipstamatic #Oggl #YUЯI61 #Rasputin

Aug 1, 2015: Cheerful greetings #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Kodama

Jul 31, 2015: Used to have excellent safety #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Ruddy #Love81

Jul 28, 2015: Builders #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #Dixie

Jul 27, 2015: Yamate Gakuin Best-8 ticket 2015 #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #Dixie

Jul 25, 2015: Julie’s Yamate poster on TV #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Neville #Daydream

Jul 25, 2015: Yamate Gakuin lost 6-2, but, great job!! #山手学院 #高校野球 #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Ruddy #Love81

Jul 24, 2015: Go! Yamate Gakuin! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Ruddy #Love81

Jul 22, 2015: Great atmosphere and Bob Marley #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Kodama

Jul 19, 2015: Baseball pep (YG crushed ‘em) #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Neville #Daydream

Jul 17, 2015: #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Sergio #MaximusLXIX

Jul 10, 2015: No security #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Ruddy #Love81

Jun 30, 2015: Cycle: you’ll have naked red heads and parrots to help #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #BlankoFreedom13

Jun 28, 2015: Famous #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Ruddy #Love81

Jun 26, 2015: Happy Sam #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Americana #BlankoFreedom13

Jun 23, 2015: Keepin' it maintained #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #Dixie

Jun 23, 2015: Never gets old. Osaka now. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Hannah #Otto

Jun 20, 2015: Father’s Day gifts from the lovelies :-) #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Neville #Daydream

Jun 19, 2015: Movie #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Ruddy #Love81

Jun 19, 2015: New Hokuo Bread Shoppe #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Hannah #Otto

Jun 15, 2015: Tempting :-p #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Ruddy #Love81

Jun 10, 2015: Conveyor break #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Neville #Daydream

Jun 10, 2015: Fuji beauty #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Lowy #BlankoBL4

Jun 7, 2015: Simple gifts from gunma kids :-) #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Neville #Daydream

Jun 6, 2015: A message for rainy season #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

Jun 6, 2015: Get small then get out #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Salvador84 #DreamCanvas

Jun 1, 2015: #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Savannah #LouisXIVInfrared

Jun 1, 2015: Happy pink tongue #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

May 26, 2015: Gigantormato #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Hannah #Otto

May 23, 2015: Soylent green!? #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Kodama

May 18, 2015: Fabulous! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Ruddy #Love81

May 11, 2015: Boys be ambitious! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Hannah #Otto

May 11, 2015: Gigantor tree and its bamboo companions #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Ruddy #Love81

May 7, 2015: Face milk. Designer is a Kubrick fan for sure! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #YUЯI61 #Rasputin

May 5, 2015:

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May 5, 2015:

May 5, 2015:

Apr 29, 2015: Already growing out! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

Apr 21, 2015: Corralled #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

Apr 21, 2015: Park pretty #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Kodama

Apr 16, 2015: Fire dept training #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #BlankoFreedom13

Apr 16, 2015: Doge #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Sergio #MaximusLXIX

Apr 15, 2015: Kashio Sakura #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Jane #BlacKeysSupergrain

Apr 15, 2015: Interesting laundry tag #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Salvador84 #DreamCanvas

Apr 9, 2015: No and no and no in the park #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Americana #BlankoFreedom13

Apr 9, 2015: Surveyed straight #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

Apr 7, 2015: Ambition in the Spring #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Benedict #Hackney

Apr 7, 2015: Not today #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

Apr 5, 2015: Lantern Sakura #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Eric #Manneken

Mar 24, 2015: A little Rothko #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #Dixie

Mar 22, 2015: Pink dirty #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Savannah #LouisXIVInfrared

Mar 19, 2015: Map change trio #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Savannah #LouisXIVInfrared

Mar 15, 2015: Nice atmosphere cafe #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

Mar 14, 2015: Ueno-Tokyo line is convenient and fast #Hipstamatic #Oggl #HelgaViking #Dixie

Mar 12, 2015: For all princesses #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Americana #Irom2000

Mar 12, 2015: Latchless #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Jane #BlacKeysSupergrain

Mar 12, 2015: 203 yards of elderly hikers #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Savannah #LouisXIVInfrared

Mar 1, 2015: Panasonic battery recall due to sudden combustion #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Hannah #Otto

Feb 26, 2015: It’s heeeere #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Benedict #Hackney

Feb 24, 2015: Go tour #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Kodama

Feb 20, 2015: Plate #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #DTypePlate

Feb 20, 2015: Fire!! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

Feb 20, 2015: Romanesco cariccoli #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #DTypePlate

Feb 15, 2015: What’s the hubbub?! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Hannah #Otto

Feb 13, 2015: Skytree oh skytree #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Benedict #Hackney

Feb 11, 2015: Here’s looking at you, Ali! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #Dixie

Feb 5, 2015: At green cacao in Seoul #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

Feb 5, 2015: Foot massage in Seoul #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #BlankoFreedom13

Feb 5, 2015: Full moon pulls me #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Yoona #Blanko일

Feb 5, 2015: Early Valentine from my daughter <3 #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

Feb 5, 2015: Trestle plaque #Hipstamatic #Oggl #YUЯI61 #Rasputin

Feb 5, 2015: Oshare cosmetics shop at Haneda #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Muir #Sequoia

Feb 5, 2015: Periodic uglification of trees in Yokohama :-( #Hipstamatic #Oggl #HelgaViking #Dixie

Jan 24, 2015: Katsu master #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

Jan 22, 2015: Young pizza eaters #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

Jan 18, 2015: Under pressure #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Yoona #Blanko일

Jan 18, 2015: Old Totsuka station #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #BlankoFreedom13

Jan 13, 2015: Do they really get them clean?! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Burke #Shilshole

Jan 11, 2015: Friends coming of age formal #Hipstamatic #Oggl #LeAllan #Sugar

Jan 11, 2015: Coming of age (too soon! too soon!) #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Kodama

Jan 11, 2015: Coming-of-age friends #Hipstamatic #Oggl #LeAllan #QueenWest

Jan 11, 2015: Attention to detail #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

Jan 11, 2015: Fire in Shimbashi #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Americana #BlankoFreedom13

Jan 6, 2015: Sweet sweet choya! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Benedict #Hackney

Jan 6, 2015: What’s going on? #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Sergio #MaximusLXIX

Jan 6, 2015: Star Wars 2015 Poster in Shimbashi Tokyo #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

Jan 4, 2015: Vancouver Herschel Supply Bag Label #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Adler9009 #Dylan

Jan 2, 2015: Happy new year 2015!! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #BlankoFreedom13

Dec 28, 2014: Lonely Panettone #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

Dec 27, 2014: A most interesting Christmas card with Aussie culture! Dandy! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Lucas #Inas1982

Dec 26, 2014: Turkey cooperation #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Lucas #Inas1982

Dec 25, 2014: Is it working? Not really! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

Dec 24, 2014: Meanwhile in Japan #nutgate is still front page news.

Dec 24, 2014: Demiglace #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #DTypePlate

Dec 24, 2014: Off kilter killer likker #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

Dec 22, 2014: Mystery pressure gauge #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Doris #Sussex

Dec 22, 2014: Yanaka coffee beans mmmmmm #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #Dixie

Dec 21, 2014: Let’s protect article 9 #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Kodama

Dec 21, 2014: Battle of the three towers #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Chivas #Estrada83

Dec 19, 2014: Cantu etching #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Jane #BlacKeysSupergrain

Dec 19, 2014: Southern terrace display #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Yoona #Blanko일

Dec 19, 2014: Go, go, Cogley! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #JohnS #Inas1969

Dec 18, 2014: Win big! Nenmatsu Jumbo! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #RayMarkII #Irom2000

Dec 17, 2014: 100 years of JR Shimbashi #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Benedict #Hackney

Dec 14, 2014: Cart-O'-kids #Hipstamatic #Oggl #HelgaViking #Dixie

Dec 13, 2014: Inviting us across and up #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Benedict #Hackney

Dec 13, 2014: Kukkiri Fuji #Hipstamatic #Oggl #JohnS #Inas1969

Dec 10, 2014: Smiling traffic safety character. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #Dixie

Dec 9, 2014: Gingerbread disclaimer #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

Dec 9, 2014: Foil objet #Hipstamatic #Oggl #HelgaViking #Dixie

Dec 9, 2014: Bounenkai year end party 2014 #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #DTypePlate

Dec 6, 2014: 27th Lancers 1983 opener #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #Dixie

Dec 5, 2014: Maintain it #Hipstamatic #Oggl #JackLondon #Telegraph

Dec 4, 2014: Ky and King at Grand Darjeeling #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

Dec 3, 2014: Moi?! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

Nov 25, 2014: My super box #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Salvador84 #Irom2000

Nov 25, 2014: Japanese keyboard #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

Nov 24, 2014: Guide Dog #TinType #Hipstamatic

Nov 24, 2014:

Nov 23, 2014: A great day of drum corps at DCJ finals today. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #HelgaViking #Dixie

Nov 21, 2014: Backlit advert truck #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Chivas #Estrada83

Nov 18, 2014: Great tong design. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #JohnS #Inas1969

Nov 17, 2014: Thai restaurant guardian, most funky #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

Nov 17, 2014: Nifty old bike suspension #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Sergio #MaximusLXIX

Nov 17, 2014: Guide dog statue #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Jane #BlacKeysSupergrain

Nov 16, 2014: Akko and Ky at Morly Korean bbq #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Kodama

Nov 14, 2014: Had wanted a Pendleton blanket for a while. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #HelgaViking #Inas1982

Nov 14, 2014: ‘Tis the season #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #DTypePlate

Nov 10, 2014: Commemorative plaque #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

Nov 10, 2014: How excellent #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Vincent #Rijks

Nov 10, 2014: Beniimo potato soup #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Burke #Shilshole

Nov 10, 2014: Construction dynamique #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Benedict #Hackney

Nov 8, 2014: I’d like a real tin type some day #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Jane #BlacKeysSupergrain

Nov 7, 2014: Chimaki: dumplings wrapped in leaves. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Benedict #Hackney

Nov 6, 2014: Soy latte sake and yomogi manju. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #Dixie

Nov 6, 2014: Bazaar at JR Shimbashi. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Kodama

Nov 3, 2014: Thinker Yoshi #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Burke #Shilshole

Nov 3, 2014: Says: “wives, if you’re not healthy your family will be sad” #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Jimmy #Blanko

Nov 2, 2014: #TinType #Hipstamatic

Oct 30, 2014: School trip #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Muir #Sequoia

Oct 29, 2014: Figgy Rie #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Americana #BlankoFreedom13

Oct 28, 2014: The chiibus has a stop near us. Never saw one until now. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #YUЯI61 #Rasputin

Oct 28, 2014: Gaggle of Enji and teachers #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #BlankoFreedom13

Oct 24, 2014: Okinawan Bar “Nakuru Keisa Kibayanse” #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Jane #BlacKeysSupergrain

Oct 24, 2014: New Porter strap pouch for iPhone 6. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Salvador84 #Dixie

Oct 23, 2014: Oh shiny #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Americana #BlankoFreedom13

Oct 23, 2014: Plate-less angry demo car #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Doris #Sussex

Oct 23, 2014: Schwinn man was eating an ice cream #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Adler9009 #Dylan

Oct 17, 2014: The JR Home Tele Supi #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #DTypePlate

Oct 17, 2014: All systems go #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Chivas #Estrada83

Oct 14, 2014: Japanese “goroawase” word play: niwa=28 #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

Oct 13, 2014:

Oct 11, 2014: Just got LED lights on the street. Congrats on the Nobel!! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Muir #Sequoia

Oct 10, 2014: Says: Japanese grew this. Tanabe Farms. Produced in Ecuador. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Kodama

Oct 10, 2014: Lots of vending machines and lots of maintainers #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Muir #Sequoia

Oct 2, 2014: Tokyo morning crispy #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #BlankoFreedom13

Sep 29, 2014: Golden autumn #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Sergio #MaximusLXIX

Sep 26, 2014: Relax #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

Sep 25, 2014: Hi! Rick Cogley Sept 2014 #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Americana #BlankoFreedom13

Sep 20, 2014: iOS 8 - save battery & your data plan in Settings, Cellular #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Sergio #MaximusLXIX

Sep 20, 2014: iOS 8 settings, general, usage to see what’s eating battery #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Adler9009 #Dylan

Sep 19, 2014: Bright spot on an overcast day. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Sergio #MaximusLXIX

Sep 18, 2014: New Nike FlyKnit 4s #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

Sep 14, 2014: Something about the zig. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Sergio #MaximusLXIX

Sep 14, 2014: The cha. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Americana #BlankoFreedom13

Sep 13, 2014: Beautiful brook near home. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Vincent #Rijks

Sep 8, 2014: A different kind of #NBA. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #HelgaViking #Dixie

Sep 8, 2014: Atre at JR Shinagawa is a really cool space. Very new york. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

Sep 7, 2014: eSolia 15th Anniversary “Inujirushi” Canvas Tote #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #MaximusLXIX

Sep 7, 2014: Keys and bag repair at new shimbashi bldg. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #BlankoFreedom13

Sep 6, 2014: EV recharge point #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Vincent #Rijks

Sep 5, 2014: Scarey Sazae-san #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Vincent #Rijks

Sep 5, 2014: Favricloth #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Vincent #Rijks

Sep 1, 2014: Finally sunny #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Bruno #Gotland

Aug 18, 2014: Where the water is. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Burke #Shilshole

Aug 18, 2014: Front desk is on the 1st floor. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Salvador84 #Dixie

Aug 17, 2014: Bridgestone Extenza Road Tires show Red when Worn #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

Aug 2, 2014: Bento n beer #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Lucas #Inas1982

Aug 2, 2014: Donors #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Bruno #Gotland

Aug 2, 2014: The look of love #Hipstamatic #Oggl #JohnS #Inas1969

Jul 30, 2014: JAF (AAA) to the rescue #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

Jul 27, 2014: Squelched. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Chivas #Estrada83

Jul 14, 2014: Fossil #Hipstamatic #Oggl #HelgaViking #Dixie

Jul 6, 2014: Bolognaise and Ky. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

Jul 6, 2014: Big beet and carrot salad. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Sergio #MaximusLXIX

Jul 6, 2014: Char-roasted pork. Fantastico! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #BlankoFreedom13

Jul 1, 2014: Small and great coffee shop #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Kodama

Jun 26, 2014: Crowded goodness. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Lucas #Inas1982

Jun 18, 2014: Recycle it. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Sergio #Rasputin

Jun 17, 2014: I’ve a sprig of an idea what it is, but can’t quite parse it! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

Jun 15, 2014: Japan futbol needs more kale #worldcup #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #BlankoFreedom13

Jun 14, 2014: Julie’s Father’s Day present. Home made tiramisu!! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

Jun 8, 2014: Menta Kun waves the SOBA flag! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Kodama

Jun 2, 2014: Omg! No batteries! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Americana #BlankoFreedom13

Jun 1, 2014: Daughter & posse with some “Regent” guys!! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Sergio #MaximusLXIX

May 30, 2014: Exhausted but home! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Lucas #Inas1982

May 30, 2014: Hamming on photo shoot day #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Shilshole

May 29, 2014: The HRT microStreamer DAC is the bomb. Where are the tubes?! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Kodama

May 29, 2014: Gorgeous old Ford in #Tokyo. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #DC

May 28, 2014: News “without fear or favor” except when criticizing #NHK #Hipstamatic #Oggl #YUЯI61 #Shilshole

May 27, 2014: Yokosuka line #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Sergio #MaximusLXIX

May 23, 2014: Alfa Giulietta #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Americana #BlankoFreedom13

May 22, 2014: New golf variant! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #BlankoFreedom13

May 22, 2014: Lucky fortune: do today what you’ve been putting off #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Sergio #MaximusLXIX

May 19, 2014: #Kale today, gone tomorrow. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Shilshole

May 17, 2014: Rally ho! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

May 14, 2014: F-sha team #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Lowy #BlankoBL4

May 14, 2014: Albert at Baru Shirogane #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #DTypePlate

May 12, 2014: Comically bad chairs at DEAN and DELUCA. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #DTypePlate

May 10, 2014: Growing up! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Shilshole

May 10, 2014: Age old tradition #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #BlankoFreedom13

May 7, 2014: Kale for lunch. Dragon fruit is in season. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

Apr 26, 2014: Julie and her tuna cheeks! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Shilshole

Apr 26, 2014: Enoshima shirasu! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #DTypePlate

Apr 19, 2014: Uncle Ken’s Roving Pizza Van, #Yokohama #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Shilshole

Apr 18, 2014: Letting her practice #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Doris #Sussex

Apr 14, 2014: #Tokyo tower #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Salvador84 #DreamCanvas

Apr 14, 2014: Daughter at TAC #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DTypePlate

Apr 13, 2014: Lovely #Yokohama View #Hipstamatic #Oggl #JohnS #Irom2000

Apr 13, 2014: We will say goodbye soon #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Rasputin

Apr 10, 2014: Bye bye bus in #Yokohama #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Shilshole

Apr 10, 2014: #Japan at play #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Florence #Shilshole

Apr 6, 2014: Far off Sakura #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Burke #Shilshole

Apr 4, 2014: Sakura revelers #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Chunky #BigUp

Apr 4, 2014: BMW X1 #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

Apr 4, 2014: Night Sakura! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

Apr 1, 2014: New “Macaurthur Blvd” with its HUGE bike path and pedestrian #Hipstamatic #Oggl #BuckhorstH1 #RockBW11

Mar 28, 2014: Funky potato bakester in #Akihabara #Tokyo! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #Irom2000

Mar 27, 2014: Nakano R/R #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Doris #Sussex

Mar 26, 2014: All about the mini geta legend. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Doris #Sussex

Mar 26, 2014: What will it look like in 26 more years? #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #DTypePlate

Mar 25, 2014: Julie’s concert went well! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #Irom2000

Mar 23, 2014: Fuji sobieru #Hipstamatic #Oggl #LuciferVI #Inas1982

Mar 22, 2014: Sunny Golden #Japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BigUp

Mar 21, 2014: Dog food from Canada, in #Yokohama #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Lucas #BigUp

Mar 21, 2014: Stop black companies! Political poster. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #RayMarkII #Irom2000

Mar 19, 2014: “Cosmos” by Julie Cogley. Oil on canvas. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Americana #BlankoFreedom13

Mar 19, 2014: Offset it with a walk or bicycle ride. Offset it today. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #JohnS #Inas1969

Mar 19, 2014: Shrieking children with birds and teachers in #Yokohama. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Doris #Blanko일

Mar 18, 2014: Breaking Bad Gumisawa?! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #DTypePlate

Mar 17, 2014: Kyudo (archery) lady in #Yokohama. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Lucas #KodotXGrizzled

Mar 17, 2014: Okamezakura in #Totsuka #yokohama #japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #DreamCanvas

Mar 16, 2014: Spring play #Japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Doris #Pistil

Mar 15, 2014: Tsubame grill famous tomato. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Kodama

Mar 15, 2014: Big ol' frog #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Jimmy #Blanko

Mar 13, 2014: The shimbashi peacock. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

Mar 13, 2014: Daughter’s love #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Doris #Sussex

Mar 12, 2014: Trike #Hipstamatic #Oggl #HelgaViking #Dixie

Mar 12, 2014: Erhu jammin'. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Kodama

Mar 12, 2014: Fashion thief #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

Mar 10, 2014: “Stability is hope” political poster. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

Mar 9, 2014: #Japanese kindergartners and their keepers. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #RayMarkII #Dixie

Mar 9, 2014: He knows every nook and cranny of the JR station. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #JohnS #Inas1969

Mar 9, 2014: Protesting #Japan Sales Tax hike to 8%, to happen in 3 weeks. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC

Mar 9, 2014: Local supermarket in #Totsuka #Yokohama #Japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #BlankoFreedom13

Mar 9, 2014: In a disaster zone, know your evacuation areas. #Japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #HelgaViking #Dixie

Mar 8, 2014: Muji at #Totsukana for Paul #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #DTypePlate

Mar 8, 2014: Spring forward #Yokohama #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Kodama

Mar 8, 2014: Good warm day in #Yokohama for futon airing! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Kodama

Mar 8, 2014: #Kyoto celebration #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Akira #Kodama

Mar 7, 2014: eSolia power! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #HelgaViking #Dixie

Mar 3, 2014: #Totsuka Kuyakusho is pretty quick and efficient. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Salvador84 #Rasputin

Mar 3, 2014: Japan Rail says March is suicide prevention month in #Japan. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #HelgaViking #Dixie

Mar 1, 2014: City chicken, a western PA dish. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #HelgaViking #Inas1982

Feb 27, 2014: Newfangled kanachu bus fare and route display. Modern! #Japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #JohnS #Irom2000

Feb 27, 2014: Good job, Julie! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #G2 #Irom2000

Feb 25, 2014: Great series #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Salvador84 #Dixie

Feb 22, 2014: Hand pump hydraulic jack for disasters, #Yokohama #Japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #Pistil

Feb 22, 2014: Fire fighter’s water target 火 in #Yokohama #Japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #Irom2000

Feb 22, 2014: Fire fighting demo in #Yokohama #Japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Diego #DC

Feb 22, 2014: Disaster evacuation training, Gumisawa Elem, #Yokohama #Japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #BuckhorstH1 #Irom2000

Feb 21, 2014: Come home the night #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Libatique73 #Dylan

Feb 20, 2014: Is reform possible? #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Susie #BlankoFreedom13

Feb 20, 2014: #Japan culture: hina doll festival coming up. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #Sugar

Feb 18, 2014: Lust for life is switched on like changing TV channels #Hipstamatic #Oggl #BettieXL #Sussex

Feb 18, 2014: Did you know a sigh makes your purrfect happiness slip away? #Hipstamatic #Oggl #KaimalMarkII #DreamCanvas

Feb 16, 2014: Laid back. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Salvador84 #Rasputin

Feb 16, 2014: Dry enough to ride. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Libatique73 #BlankoC16

Feb 15, 2014: Kylie’s before and after. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Jane #BlankoC16

Feb 14, 2014: Lovely woman animatedly talking to her friend. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Susie #CanoCafenol

Feb 14, 2014: Cute advert. #japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #Robusta

Feb 14, 2014: We have a garden under there. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #LuciferVI #Blanko일

Feb 14, 2014: Good job, self, on buying the good American boots. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Americana #Irom2000

Feb 14, 2014: Our dog used our boot prints. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Americana #RockBW11

Feb 14, 2014: Pretty #Totsuka #Yokohama #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #Irom2000

Feb 13, 2014: Rare purple kanachu bus in #Totsuka #Yokohama #Japan. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #RayMarkII #W40

Feb 13, 2014: Snow again in #Yokohama and #Tokyo #Japan. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #BuckhorstH1 #Pistil

Feb 12, 2014: No, no and no! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #DreamCanvas

Feb 10, 2014: Darling I’m here for you #Hipstamatic #Oggl #YUЯI61 #Rasputin

Feb 9, 2014: Gums on parade #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Hornbecker #Robusta

Feb 9, 2014: After the project in #Tokyo #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Jane #Sussex

Feb 8, 2014: After the snow #Hipstamatic #Oggl #BuckhorstH1 #Rasputin

Feb 7, 2014: Our house. Rare snow. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Doris #BlacKeysBW

Feb 7, 2014: We really got snowed in! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Florence #Pistil

Feb 7, 2014: Under construction like Sochi #Hipstamatic #Oggl #YUЯI61 #Rasputin

Feb 7, 2014: Waiting for gyoza at the local ramen dive #Hipstamatic #Oggl #KaimalMarkII #BlankoFreedom13

Feb 6, 2014: Early Valentine from my daughter. Thanks Kylie! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Salvador84 #AlfredInfrared

Feb 5, 2014: Today’s fresh juice is carrot. For my beautiful skin, lol. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #BettieXL #Dixie

Feb 5, 2014: Will you take the stairs? #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Doris #Robusta

Feb 5, 2014: Little mermaid’s logs #Hipstamatic #Oggl #RayMarkII #BlankoNoir

Feb 5, 2014: Sorry Andy #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #Sugar

Feb 4, 2014: Korean ginger juice WOW! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #LuciferVI #BlankoNoir

Feb 4, 2014: Korean ginger juice WOW! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #LuciferVI #BlankoNoir

Feb 4, 2014: Nature of the thing. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #W40

Feb 4, 2014: Too cold out for this! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Salvador84 #Dixie

Feb 4, 2014: Asahi #Hipstamatic #Oggl #MattyALN #BlankoNoir

Feb 3, 2014: Screwy in #Japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Libatique73 #CTypePlate

Feb 3, 2014: Telco construction #Yokohama #japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #MattyALN #Irom2000

Feb 2, 2014: Wing flavored sensei rice cracker in honor of the super bowl #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Doris #Irom2000

Feb 2, 2014: Setsubun festival at Karasumori shrine #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #Blanko

Feb 2, 2014: Today is fresh celery juice for stamina. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Libatique73 #Dylan

Feb 2, 2014: LIONS club seeing eye dog statue #shimbashi #tokyo #japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tejas #Robusta

Feb 2, 2014: Typical urban #Japan scene #Hipstamatic #Oggl #JohnS #Inas1969

Feb 1, 2014: Saturday milling #Hipstamatic #Oggl #JamesM #BlankoNoir

Jan 31, 2014: At #Totsuka’s own Tulashi, Nepali food #Hipstamatic #Oggl #JohnS #BlankoNoir

Jan 31, 2014: Spring brings construction in #Japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Diego #Blanko

Jan 31, 2014: Roof tile in #Japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #JamesM #DC

Jan 31, 2014: Garage and hanging onions #Hipstamatic #Oggl #KaimalMarkII #Blanko

Jan 31, 2014: Tools in the Hamon #Hipstamatic #Oggl #BettieXL #BlacKeysSupergrain

Jan 31, 2014: My little electric savior. Ahhhh. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #Robusta

Jan 31, 2014: The fun before the pasta #Hipstamatic #Oggl #BettieXL #US1776

Jan 30, 2014: Change your Yahoo password and have unique passwords per site #Hipstamatic #Oggl #KaimalMarkII #Dixie

Jan 30, 2014: Little pig of the forest #Toranomon #Tokyo #Japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #RayMarkII #Robusta

Jan 30, 2014: Replace me #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Chunky #Dixie

Jan 30, 2014: Soft cream #Toranomon #tokyo #japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Jimmy #DC

Jan 29, 2014: Today is “hard” juice. No fruit, 15 types veg. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #RayMarkII #RTVShout

Jan 29, 2014: Enjoying the ride? #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Diego #BlacKeysSupergrain

Jan 29, 2014: Southbound from #Totsuka #Yokohama #Japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Chunky #BlacKeysXF

Jan 29, 2014: You’re so bumpy! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #LuciferVI #Dixie

Jan 29, 2014: Beware of hot air, #Japan! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #BettieXL #Dylan

Jan 28, 2014: Apple’s beautiful valentine design. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #LuciferVI #Inas1969

Jan 28, 2014: Today’s veg juice is celery. Bs for stamina. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Libatique73 #Dixie

Jan 28, 2014: Thank you for the riding #Japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Chunky #Float

Jan 28, 2014: Winter smile #Japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tejas #DC

Jan 28, 2014: Little pink hats #Japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #Blanko

Jan 28, 2014: Another brick in the wall? #japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #DreamCanvas

Jan 28, 2014: Hate the dot spacing on this logo. #lazydesign #Hipstamatic #Oggl #JohnS #Inas1935

Jan 27, 2014: Après TENS fresh juice. Today was parsley. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Tinto1884 #Dixie

Jan 27, 2014: Ow ow ow #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BlankoNoir

Jan 27, 2014: Hand made tofu shop #Yokohama #japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #BuckhorstH1 #BlankoFreedom13

Jan 27, 2014: Ibuki takeout cafe #Yokohama #japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Salvador84 #BlankoFreedom13

Jan 27, 2014: Solar flare #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Chunky #Dixie

Jan 27, 2014: #Maldives peaceful #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Yoona #Robusta

Jan 27, 2014: Night shop zerbino #Tokyo #Japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Watts #BlankoNoir

Jan 26, 2014: Beautiful fresh celery juice at #Vegetarian, #Shimbashi Tokyo #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Lowy #Robusta

Jan 26, 2014: None of that #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Libatique73 #Dixie

Jan 26, 2014: Winter Kashio River Totsuka #Yokohama #Japan #Hipstamatic #Oggl #LuciferVI #Robusta

Jan 26, 2014: Good #Japan brand PORTER. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #LuciferVI #BlacKeysSupergrain

Jan 26, 2014: #Japan bus stop バス停 #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #Pistil

Jan 26, 2014: Japan’s fruit is to die for. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #JamesM #BlankoFreedom13

Jan 26, 2014: Maldives funky boat. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #JamesM #KodotXGrizzled

Jan 26, 2014: Not Oazo. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #JamesM #US1776

Jan 26, 2014: It had been such a long time! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Jane #Dixie

Jan 26, 2014: Good to see you! #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Americana #Sugar

Jan 26, 2014: Tree hermit crab on #kylie in #maldives #Hipstamatic #Oggl #JamesM #DreamCanvas

Jan 26, 2014: Akko relaxed in Maldives #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Susie #Dylan

Jan 26, 2014: Teacher says: if you assume defeat no goal is reachable #Hipstamatic #Oggl #HelgaViking #BigUp

Jan 26, 2014: The scary. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #BuckhorstH1 #BlacKeysSupergrain

Jan 26, 2014: Cute Alpaca donuts with almond ears #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #Dixie

Jan 25, 2014: Ahoy! #Hipstamatic #JohnS #Float

Jan 25, 2014: Odd teacher comment “wouldn’t it be nice if your desk were a kotatsu” #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Foxy #Inas1982

Jan 25, 2014: Go Speed Racer, Go! #Hipstamatic #Chunky #Inas1969

Jan 25, 2014: French style in Aoyama Tokyo #Hipstamatic #Libatique73 #KodotXGrizzled

Dec 10, 2012: Haunted?

Dec 6, 2012: Dakara is good when you’re ill.