If the ramen shop at the rest area up here were a bit better, I'd come more often.
The SOUSE house!
I swear, every photo in this album was either mean-mugging or some kind of crazy hair. A Saitama university, as expected.
Broke into the piggy bank. My daily collection of 500, 100, and 50 yen coins. How much you think?
Raw horse mane goes well with motsunabe (pig gut stew).
Winning poster of the month.
Himeji Castle is under a tarp until 2015. A castle-sized tarp.
If you get bored waiting, there is plenty of literature about the plastering technology being utilized for the restoration.
Lame art exhibit. A bunch of old vinyl players, sans the vinyl. Some sort of expression of unintended sound. I can't believe I paid to see this. The permanent exhibit at the MOT is always decent though.