Month: Last updated Jul 31, 2017

Ojarus

Ojarus are the exception to the rule that all street performers in Japan are boring three-ball jugglers and balloon animal makers doing the same tired tricks and gags you’ve seen a thousand times before. Ojarus are funny,...

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Kyuudo Scorers

Scorers at a kyuudo (Japanese archery) tournament. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on...

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Ueno Snake Shop

I remember hearing about a snake shop in Ueno when I first came to Japan. I went and searched for it, but was never able to find it. Imagine my surprise when I stumbled across it yesterday, almost right beside Matsuzakaya...

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Go! Go! Peace!

The first few times I passed this poster in my local subway station, I thought it was for a pop group or NGO. It actually turns to be an army recruiting poster for the Japan Self-Defense Forces. The cute girls are all members of...

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