Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Shinkansen Standards

It's been a long time since I rode Japan's bullet train, the Shinkansen. But some things never change.

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Eating an ekiben (station lunch box) is a given. This one from Tokyo station and has a bunch of old timey foods. Just like the samurai would eat!

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I've never ridden the bullet train sober. I'm not alone in this. As soon as the train's doors close, you can hear the pop! hiss! of numerous cans being cracked.

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Mt. Fuji. For many people, this is the only view of the majestic mountain they will ever see. Framed by concrete and factories.

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Although not as beautiful as... any other view of Fuji, it's most likely the most photographed.

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On the way back, a Nagoya ekiben. Not as awesome as the Tokyo one, but good nonetheless. Kind of mirroring Nagoya in general.

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In my next post I'll talk shit about Nagoya. Get ready!

2 comments:

Edward said...

Hey Brian,

I enjoy your blog! Very interesting and unique perspective...

Edward from New York...

Sean Mackey said...

Oh snap that looks good, wish there was a form of ekiben in the states!