Sunday, February 12, 2012

Odawara Castle

Odawara Castle was the seat of Oda Nobunagu's power in the 16th century, it was also his strong hold as he sought to conquer Japan. The interior is now a museum housing a variety of relics for the samurai era. Unfortunately no photos are allowed within, but managed to snap a few regardless.


1/1 scale Gundam model in Odiba! Over 60 feet tall, too bad I couldn't get closer.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

More images form Nagano

The first image is the local train station the rest are from a local samurai museam honoring the fabled Uesugi clan.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Yokohama Streets

The following images are a virety of images from the streets of Yokohama's China Town.

Fish Dr.

While in Yokohama waiting for a friend I decided to kill some time with a visit to the so called "Fish Dr." A school of tiny fish that nip away dead skin. While a somewaht unconventional 'medical practice' it was an expiereince well worth 1,000 yen.