3 January 2015

The year of the sheep

I had a big shock this afternoon when I realized this blog is still getting hits despite being inactive for a year. So, just for the heck of it, let's see what happens when I publish another post ...






3 January 2014

The year of the horse

Happy 2014 from Nakamise-dori at Sensō-ji!

27 December 2013

Patterns and textures at Zōjō-ji

This morning I went to Zōjō-ji, and I found myself fascinated by shapes, patterns and textures. Here's a selection. Can you identify all of them?






















23 December 2013

Xmas goodies

Even in the shitamachi you can buy German-type Christmas cookies and French-style cakes. I spotted these in a tiny mom+pop store run by a retired couple: he's in the kitchen, she's at the counter. I took the photos in the shop with my phone, so it's not exactly brilliant, but you can still see the goodies. I bought some for myself, but I'm baffled by the Easter bunny. What's he doing here? Standing in for Rudolph?

PS: My box is mostly chocolate. I'm still doing my best to cut back on / avoid gluten.








19 December 2013

17 December 2013