EVERYDAY LIFE IN JAPAN - 4


A little bit more than one month since my last article of the "Everyday Life in Japan" serie. So prepare for a big mix of photos!

Let's start with some shots taken at Daikanyama.

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It's a quite fashionable place with many shops and some interesting architecture.

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I really like the night shots we can do with the Nikon D5000.

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Do you remember this one, I already took it from an other point of view.

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Yep, hair salon have to be fancy too!


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Let's have a dinner in Yutenji, a very nice and peaceful neighborhood, good to place to live I think, expensive though...

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What would you choose?

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Would you enjoy some sea weed? I got used to it and it's very healthy.

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Anywhere I go, I can find a cool fixed gear :)

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On the way back to the station, a Koban (police box), I wonder what the vertical tube on their bikes is for...

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A jump to Yokohama not far from home with a local matsuri :

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Wifey catching goldfish : a popular game here, the "spoon" to catch them is made of a thin paper, so you have to be quick and careful to catch some fish before the paper si destroyed.



Morning walking, time to put out the futon, this family found an unusual way to dry them...

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A taiko show by kids.

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Kids after their Sunday baseball game (here it's said : hyakyu) :

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Sudden food craving : missing the good doner kebap from France (yeah I know it's from Turkey food but still very popular in France). The ones we have here in Japan are quite different so I ended up to cook it myself! (with a little (big) help from wifey:)

(Of course the best ones I had were in Istanbul...I'd like to visit again this city)

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I can tell you it was good!



Our micro-garden :

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YEAH some berries! (4?...)

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New born spiders : they are actually less than one millimeter...

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Yokohama : a fuzzy shot from the iPhone, sorry, I did not have the D5000 at this time...too bad... They are carrying a Mikoshi (portable shrine)

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Kit Kat : special Yokohama edition! For the 150th anniversary of its overture to the world. They chose a salty caramel taste : very good and better than some of their strange previous experiences...

Let's take some altitude : an other iPhone shot from the big wheel in Yokohama (this is of course the LandMark Tower (300m)).

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Back to the ground, one of the first summer day : nice way to escape the heat :)

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You know you are in Japan when you reach the Ultraman train station... I forgot the actual name of the place...

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This dude was still living in the ocean few hours before, very beautiful blue, and very good taste!^_^

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Talking about fish, I had the pleasure to meet some cousins of my wife and they welcomed us with a great sushi lunch, うまい!

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One last food photo, an unusual sashimi during a "communication party" with co-workers :

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This is raw chicken, a first for me! I was not very tempted at first, but actually with the soya sauce it tasted almost like tuna (which is also called "sea chicken", so the loop is done...).

I hope you enjoyed this random mix, next episode next month!


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By ryker At 2009-07-18 23:25:15
from denver ,typing

the vertical tubes on the bicycles are for their batons.


By tia At 2009-07-18 23:28:44

These photos make me miss Japan so much.


By Jérome At 2009-07-18 23:40:12
from Yokohama ,Soon going to pick up my new pair of glasses...
http://www.jeromesadou.com

Thanks for comments :)

Ryker thx for info... I thought it was something like this but I've never seen them use it until now.

Tia, well, I hope I can bring back some good memories at least.


By Halli At 2009-07-19 01:49:41

Awesome pictures!

It just reminds me how much I desperately want to visit Japan, and hopefully, live there for a while.

Halli
Iceland


By derp At 2009-07-19 02:49:26

You are living the dream.


By Violetize At 2009-07-19 03:16:11
from Hokkaido
http://violetize.livejournal.com/

I love the amazing variety of Kit Kats we can get living here in Japan. ^_^ Awesome.


By GreenITers At 2009-07-19 05:43:44
from Japan
http://www.GreenITers.com

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By cherrychocolate At 2009-07-20 01:58:55
from Germany

AWESOME PICTURES ! ive always wanted to go to Japan,
and after ive seen those pics, I WILL =)


By rocksea At 2009-07-20 04:34:58
from italy
http://www.rocksea.org

interesting photographs and observations. thanks for the treat. i was at hokkaido, japan for 3 years. was a wonderful period of my life.


By Near At 2009-07-20 16:27:11
from canada ,nothing

you have a typo


By ClicKeep At 2009-07-21 23:31:20

http://www.ClicKeep.com

hey!
great post
i like japan


By Denz At 2009-07-22 01:20:51
from Saudi now (from Philippines) ,Employed

Great pics, Tkx Jerome.
They remind me of trips to Osaka,
Tokyo and a lady named Chie.


By Jérome At 2009-07-22 08:21:06
from Home ,listening to Le Tour de France on radio
http://www.jeromesadou.com

Thanks everyone, I guess you all came from stumbleupon.com where this article made the front page (driving for now about 30000 visitors here since last saturday! *_*.


By cyhskx At 2009-07-23 00:45:09

You suck at English in every way.


By benneanlarim At 2009-07-23 16:39:01
from istanbul/turkey ,costume designing

you must go to istanbul, once again..not just for kebab of course =)..
this photographs made me wish to be in istanbul instead of you, i dont know why..
i am someone from istanbul..


By BizzieLizzie At 2009-07-24 00:54:40
from Virginia ,Reading
http://mybizzielizzie.blogspot.com

These pictures are PHENOMENAL!! Oh, LOVED seeing them all. This is really my first glance at Japan living.

Raw chicken? I could not have done that! We are scared of that back here in the US! I cannot imagine it tasting like Tuna!

Thanks for sharing! I look forward to seeing more!


By Mª Isabel Civit At 2009-07-24 15:08:13

http://jezabel6-6-47.spces.live.com

MUY LINDAS,
BESOS.


By lesserevil At 2009-07-24 18:41:19
from uk

dramatic to me...


By bremner8 At 2009-07-27 06:38:36
from UK ,Relaxing and babysitting....is that possible?

Raw chicken?? Raw seafood is bad enough but that would make me chuck! I love how the Japanese present their food but find eating live fish too cruel.


By Aditya At 2009-07-27 15:19:26
from India ,Engineering Student
http://www.desicolours.com

Good Set of Pics! Love your photography!!


By Duarte At 2009-07-30 07:48:27
from Açores

Uma ideia muito bem concebida. Parabéns!


By Jérome At 2009-07-30 08:08:08
from Home ,soon sleeping
http://www.jeromesadou.com

Thanks everyone for the comments, it's great for motivation.
Even you cyhskx ! :D (if you can believe it, my Japanese is even worth than my English:)

TeÅŸekkà¼r ederim!
Gracias!
Obrigado!


By japanese words At 2009-08-01 16:20:55
from Japan
http://www.japanesewords.net

Great set of pictures. I really wish my camera was decent enough to take great twilight shots like that. By the way, the seaweed is called "umibudo" "sea grapes".


By Texas Ranger At 2009-08-03 00:11:09
from Yokosuka ,looking for a job

I was at Yokohama for the 150 party too. I've just arrived here actually and am staying in a small room in Yokosuka. Where can I find that Kitkat?


By Tasha At 2009-08-09 10:32:58
from Zagreb, Croatia

Konnichi wa there :)

Simply couldn't resist...bumped at your site and was simply delighted by your beautiful pics and comments. I am an enormous fan of Japan and everything that counts in japanese & japanesque ha ha...sashimi is my favorite dish so these are my fav in this last post of yours. Now I'm gonna check all of previous posts and am already sure will love it!
Take care
Tasha


By bakkanekko At 2009-09-01 05:40:04
from indonesia ,student
http://bakkanekko.blogspot.com

I'm jealous! X3
I always want to go there.
All the pictures are beautiful~
and the sushi..mannnnnn XDD


By yonasu At 2009-09-24 16:38:32
from Sweden ,Blogging
http://yonasu.com

Really great photos! I especially like the night architecture ones^^


By pchan At 2009-10-07 03:04:43
from Brussels
http://pchan.over-blog.com

Sea weed is called "Umi-Budo" (Sea Raisun).
It usually comes from Okinawa, very good taste.


By Matt At 2009-10-26 16:57:12
from Montréal ,Student

J'aime vraiment beaucoup ces séries de photo ça donne envie de voyager !
Merci et continue ainsi !


By Jérome At 2009-10-26 17:39:26
from Home ,Having breakfast
http://www.jeromesadou.com

Thanks everyone for the kind comments. This article is definitely the most popular of the year on the blog!


By jozef At 2009-11-18 09:30:19
from Pologne ,je travaille a mon compte
http://ubezpieczenia.torun.pl

tres interessant article, j'espere un jour visiter le Japon moi-meme. Salutations


By Japanese phrases At 2010-01-29 09:08:09
from Japan
http://www.japanesephrases.org

I really like your night shots. My camera takes great shots in the light, but horrible ones in the dark.


By SizeTenSneaker At 2010-04-14 14:33:08
from Boston, Ma ,nursing school

I miss Japan sooooo much. Actually I miss all of Asia. Have fun. I lost my camera in Tokyo and I captured some awesome moments with it. It is truly an amazing world. I will have to go back.
Jason


By Japan Man At 2010-11-30 12:17:32
,vacation
http://www.robpongi.com/pages/comboBOUNCYGIRLZ.html

Great photos! I love Japan!


By valthis At 2011-07-06 05:59:53

great pics man, hope i can travel japan too. and i have to add that turkish dishes are delicious indeed^^


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