March 28, 2004


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March 21, 2004


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A magazine in the "other" bin when the bin right next to it is clearly marked "Newspapers and magazines". This kind of wilfullness is on the rise here.

March 20, 2004


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again, this time in Akihabara. The Yokozuna won a tough one against Kotomitsuki to go 7-0 in the current tournament. On the other hand, after going 13-2 last basho Kotomitsuki is now a lowly 1-6.

March 13, 2004


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without an audience, for now. mimizawari as they say. Hard on the ears. But you have to wonder...if the winds of change started to blow as hard, would people start listening?

March 06, 2004


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playing at an Ume Festival at Yushima Tenjin near Ueno Park. Ume are plum blossoms and bloom about a month ahead of the more heralded sakura (cherry blossoms). Yushima Tenjin (Shrine) is a famous spot to view them. I didn't catch the name of this woman but she's apparently quite well-known judging by the number of autograph seekers surrounding her after she finished playing.

March 05, 2004


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You'd be hard-pressed to find a better poster child for the camera-otaku than this equipment-laden, bandana-wearing, very sweaty man.

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