EVERYDAY LIFE IN JAPAN - 7


No, I did not give up on this series of "Everyday Life in Japan". Last one was quite a while though, so the following is a collection of photos taken the last 2 months.
As usual here, no real common theme but just random shots I took from my day to day life...

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Minato Mirai by Night.

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I am never bored of this place.

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And I guess I am not the only one.

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Many groups of photographers come in the area to practice.

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This one was taken from the Washington Hotel, an average comfortable, not expensive hotel and well located (near the Sakuragicho station).

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In my neighborhood, this house was a ruin for the last 3 years (at least), finally they cleaned it. In 2 days there was nothing left.

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Vegetation vs construction : 1 - 0

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Yebisu beer : a good one! and beautifully designed.

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Twitter going mainstream with an article in Brutus magazine. Don't forget you can follow me at twitter.com/jeromesadou! I tweet stuff like this : (sometimes) :

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The guy with the big case choose the steps... the guy with the small case the escalator... mmm What to think ?

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1971 - 2009 - 2012 ? gah!.... well, quite unfortunate or done on purpose ??...

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If you wonder this is fried fish and it is good :)

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Ramen, the first plate I offer to my relatives visiting Japan for the first time!

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And what do they bring to me? Saucisson, for the win :)

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Tonkatsu is also a rather common plate here.

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We spent one night in a ryokan in our last trip in Tottori.

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If you come to Japan, try to spend at least one night in this kind of hotel/pension.

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An other random shot from the iPhone and tweeted at the time : a ganja t-shirt for 5 y.o kids in a well respected store :)

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In a sushi restaurant, once you finished you have a chance to win something for each plate you ate.

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I won this little samurai guy representing the restaurant brand.

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Why have a dog or a cat as a pet when you can have a goat ?! [goat is yagi in Japanese]

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Tottori style, I guess!

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This fruit is called Zakkuro, funny to eat and spit the seeds.

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In Nagano, somewhere in the mountain...

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This guy comes always with his bro.

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but actually I shot only one...

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A verrrrrrry long way. We did a u-turn

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when we reached this gate.

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Crabs from Tottori taking their last bath ...

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Sorry guys ...

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Back in Yokohama, not far from the apartment, a rather genki mikan tree!

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Swine flu sign at IKEA

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Street shot taken by my dad from the Excellent Hotel in Ebisu (not excellent but comfortable and close to the station).

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One more by my dad

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The classic oil tank, each 2 weeks (in winter) I fill it from the truck that comes in our street on Saturdays. We use the oil for the stove.

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We had a cruise on the Sumida river.

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Shots from the boat.

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This is Odaiba

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My bro practicing at a battling center for the first time. He was not bad at all.

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Visit of Roppongi Hills with the family.

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Let's go to the top

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Not easy to take good shots and without a mirror effect...

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This is the Tokyo tower, as high as the Eiffel tower : 300m (slightly more actually if I remember well)

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The Landmark tower (cf. shots from Yokohama) is also 300m high.

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No transition : a typical Japanese salary man at work :)

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And a new pet at home!

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It changed from the spider

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Did I say my wife was a great cook ? :)

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Found this shrine in Ebisu.

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Near a big avenue but in a street I never took before.

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When I have some time, I like to walk randomly in Tokyo.

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Well, 58 photos for this article...

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I hope you liked some of them

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By tykho At 2009-12-16 09:57:37

http://www.sendainaut.net

Awesome photos!
I also found that shrine in Ebisu before, probably my favourite one I've been to so far. :)


By Sara Mari At 2009-12-16 17:00:39

http://www.chouzuru.blogspot.com

Wow, each photo is so pretty, I really enjoyed seeing them ^^ That mantis on the sink is so scary~! ><


By Jérome At 2009-12-16 19:44:06
from Shibuya
http://www.jeromesadou.com

Thanks!
Tykho : I wish you well for your next 6 month (just checked your blog).é ‘å¼µà£à¦à­ï¼

Sara Mari : hey! the mantis is cute! check my spider article : it s an other story! ;D


By Bond At 2009-12-17 01:45:27
from Paris ,I'm cold.
http://surgeleblog.blogspot.com

Great pictures as usual.

"The guy with the big case choose the steps... the guy with the small case the escalator... mmm What to think ?"
That some people are sissies, and some are not.

"Ramen, the first plate I offer to my relatives visiting Japan for the first time!"
Really? Don't Japanese people consider Ramen to be a Chinese dish?

"And what do they bring to me? Saucisson, for the win :)"
I know what you mean here. When I lived abroad, that was the thing I missed the most from France (with Cheese of course)



By Jérome At 2009-12-17 05:13:37
from Yokohama at home ,just translated this article in French
http://www.jeromesadou.com

Don't Japanese people consider Ramen to be a Chinese dish?

You are right : looooooong time ago it cane from China, but now I asked my wife : Do you think Ramen as a Japanese meal and she answered "yes of course!" ;-) Actually one of reason I first offer Ramen is because it's on my way home :D



By Emi At 2009-12-23 22:36:20
from Illinois

The zakkuro look just like pomegranates. Are they the same or close relatives?


By Jérome At 2009-12-23 22:43:00
from Shibuya
http://www.jeromesadou.com

I think it is exactly the same indeed...I checked on wikipedia ;-) It' s not a fruit I was familiar with (nothing like this in Normandy) therefore my ignorance... Just realized it was the fruit we call "grenade" in French...


By Mayarama At 2009-12-24 17:29:25
from Melbourne Australia , talking to my Stumble friends. ha ha ha

I finally got to visit Japan about 18months ago after 30years of thinking about it but somehow it kept dropping of my travel plans.

I am a retired Urban Designer so I went to Kyoto to see the Cultural History, Gardens, Temples etc, an experience I will never forget, a true visual delight.

Thanks for bring back those memories of Japan for me.. Beautiful Photographs..

Cheers Mayarama


By Jérome At 2009-12-24 19:05:00
from Tokyo ,Working on Christmas day
http://www.jeromesadou.com

Mayarama, I am glad you enjoyed your trip. I've been only one time myself in Kyoto and definitely want to visit it again, maybe in 2010!
Thanks for stopping by !


By DrVitoti At 2009-12-25 13:16:42
from Spain

Nice blog!! It was curious to see that Japanese also eat Grenades (Zakkuro), a fruit I thought was typical from Spain :D And the spider at Roppongi Hills resembles a lot the one there is next to the Guggenheim museun in Bilbao, Google it and you'll see!! Again, I liked your blog!! You got yourself a new reader lol


By Jérome At 2009-12-25 17:27:39
from Yokohama at home ,slowly waking up
http://www.jeromesadou.com

Welcome : )

I did not know at all about grenades (I only knew the name). I realized thanks to a previous comment that indeed zakuro = grenades...

As for the spider called "Maman" (!?) I just checked on wikipedia and indeed there are several of it in the world. It is the art work of Louise Bourgeois.

Wiki link : Maman by Louise Bourgeois.

Thanks for the info!


By Japanese words At 2009-12-26 16:20:09
from Japan
http://www.japanesewords.net

Those are some really amazing photos. What kind of camera are you using? Must be much better than mine. lol


By Jérome At 2009-12-26 17:21:48
from Home ,Having breakfast
http://www.jeromesadou.com

Hi there, the better photos were taken with the Nikon D5000 and the basic kit lens (18-55), the other photos with the iphone.


By tayble At 2009-12-28 09:42:35
from somewhere ,something
http://asdsadad

wow this is cool! i always pictured japan with a bunch of little huts! some of those pictures looked like new york! and the pictures of the foood looked sooo good! yum i am hungry!


By genevere At 2009-12-30 15:22:24
from adelaide, australia

the english for the fruit is a pomegranate. and the french "grenade" explains the drink "grenadine". cheers.


By Cadman At 2010-01-10 21:09:18

Is the ferris wheel that you have pictured the same one that was at the World's Fair in 2005 in Nagoya? I was there with the Toyota International Teacher Program!


By Cadman At 2010-01-10 21:22:50

I also have a photo of the strange building with the sphere. Mine is not very good. Taken from a tour bus in the fog. I always wondered what that building was.


By ladylarajones At 2010-01-16 17:32:07
from Tokyo, Japan
http://www.ladylarajonesadventures.com

Fantastic Site! Do you use a Nikon SLR? Or something else?


By JeromeSadou At 2010-01-16 17:49:13
from Yokohama || Tokyo
http://www.jeromesadou.com

Cadman : late answers sorry... but no the wheel is a "permanent resident" of Yokohama and has always been for what I know. I think it's the biggest in Japan...not 100% sure.

The building with the sphere is the Fuji TV Building in Odaiba.

LadyLaraJones : thanks -_-; Yes I use a Nikon D5000 and love it. Just checked your site, some nice contents also! Ganbare!



By sorvani At 2010-01-17 04:37:26
from Collinsville, IL
http://sorvani.blogspot.com

The kids shirt was size 90cm. That is not for 5 year olds, that is for 1 year olds.


By ladylarajones At 2010-01-17 19:45:45
from Tokyo, Japan
http://www.ladylarajonesadventures.com

Thanks! I have been trying to work on the site more lately. Been super busy but always try to find the time amongst school and work, etc.


By JeromeSadou At 2010-01-18 13:51:29
from Yokohama || Tokyo
http://wefollow.com/JeromeSadou

Sorvani : you've got an eagle eye! :) I guess I am really bad at kid's size...


By anonymous At 2010-02-05 23:28:58
from usa ,working

thanks for the pictures! i really enjoy them.


By Japanese phrases At 2010-02-12 12:55:49
from Japan
http://www.japanesephrases.org

Great pictures. I forget how beautiful the city really can be.


By JRo At 2010-04-02 01:13:24
from Dallas, TX

So how long have you been living in Japan? And what type of work do you do?


By JeromeSadou At 2010-04-02 13:24:20
from Yokohama || Tokyo
http://www.jeromesadou.com

I've been living in Japan since december 2006 and I am a Web Developer, currently freelancing.


By Comrade Transporter At 2010-04-04 06:53:51
from West Virginia

Very Cool Pics...
Was In Japan 1991...
I was in the Navy, had a chance to visit there.
So Cool....!
Wish I could go back and back-pac for a month out in the country
Hmmmmm, maybe someday I will return
Excellent Photos my frind
SteveO


By Jerome At 2010-04-04 21:06:55
,Watching Tour of Flanders on a flemish internet TV
http://jeromesadou.com

Thanks :) I guess you were staying at the Yokosuka base or maybe at the Okinawa one (?).


By Kay EL At 2010-09-22 13:02:22

I am hoping to move to japan. Any tips?


By Jerome At 2010-09-22 21:27:40
from Watching a movie ,Home
http://jeromesadou.com

a tip ?

yeah sure, first : decide when you want to come and do what you need for it :-)


By fran At 2011-07-09 17:52:07
from McMurdo station Antarctica ,Chef/photographer

Great pics man. Im thinking of travel to Japan after my tour here on the ice. I stumbled upon your blog on "stumbleupon" thanks for sharing.
fran


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