Spotted in Harajuku: Meat Shop Bambi.
Although they were missing the Netherland Antilles, this is still a cool idea. According to these folks, I've visited 7% of the world's countries. All I need is Greenland and I'll start getting 5 extra armies per turn!!
God Hates Shrimp. You should too.
I spotted two English Setters, Magic and Judy (Magic is the one with blue/black markings) walking through Azabu Juban.
While not as adorable as my dog, they were very cute and, in true Setter style, incredibly stubborn. I couldn't get a good shot of Judy, since she was determined to lick a nearby lampost.
The Japanese are dog crazy. I see all sorts of mangy little poofdogs strolling around Hiroo. Most of the time their owners have outfitted them with ridiculous "dog clothes" (sweaters, hats, hair accessories, blinking lights).
But what I saw yesterday took the cake. A Japanese dog owner, after picking up her miniature dachshund's crap off the street, took out a little rag and wiped the dog's butt.
From the Engrish translation of the Hiroo Garden Hills by-laws:
Pets that may annoy or terrify other residents are not allowed.
In January, I ordered a Bike Friday. Today, it arrived!
Bike Friday builds real bikes that fold up and pack into a Samsonite suitcase. The weather in Tokyo has been perfect bike riding until today, when it rained and snowed, but tomorrow is supposed to be nice, so I'll be going on my inaugural ride then.
To see pics of the transformation process from FedEx box to bike, click below...
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In this last picture, the bike is quick folded. It took me about a minute to quick fold the bike on the first try and Bike Friday claims it takes thirty seconds once you get used to it.