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Showa Drawings

Came across these wonderful drawings in a small museum in Yokohama that depicted the Showa era of Japan, a time when people were struggling to create the Japanese economic miracle. I thought the drawings captured the essence of Japan…

Old Shibuya Photos

The area around Shibuya station is well known to the millions of people who flow through the train station. What is not so well known by all those people is how the area used to look just 50 years ago. There is a photo exhibition on…

Conbini Monday Wk5

I have about 7 convenience stores all within 3 minutes walk of my house. The Lawson is about 10 seconds away (too close to avoid visiting anytime of the day), then I have a Ministop, 7-11, Family Mart, another Lawson and 2 ampm's. It is…

Busy Day in Shibuya for Showa no Hi

It was busy out in town today with shoppers everywhere. The official reason for the day off was to celebrate Showa no Hi, for the previous Emperor. The shoppers might have known that and they might not, but it wasn't stopping them from…