May 26, 2004


Despite the fact that I have been a qualified car driver in the States for 23 years, I still had to pass a driving test to get my Japanese driver's license. This I did today, my second try after having failed the same test the other day. A big sigh of relief that this bit of Japanese bureaucracy is past.

May 22, 2004


in Tokyo for more Sumo. It's the penultimate day of the current tournament.

May 20, 2004


is having a baby seat in the restroom stall so one can do one's business so to speak without having to hold the little one. Bonus points to this department store for putting them in the men's room as well as the women's (presumably).

May 14, 2004


in Asakusa.

May 01, 2004


The face behind the statistics: street musician Gerry Wilson being told to move on.

Images and thoughts from Japan, captured and uploaded via my mobile phone. For a (slightly) bigger picture, see my main site Hmmn.

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