My dear Japan,
You are one Hell of a crazy country…and I love you for it. You provide a never-ending supply of funny photo opportunities and for that alone, I’m eternally grateful.
I hope that you continue to rock your unselfconsciously tacky, cheeseball style, because it’s inspiring. Really.
Love from your biggest fan,
You gotta love the geniuses who work at KFC. A Colonel Sanders Santa. I don’t know about you…but when I think about Christmas, I definitely think greasy, imitation fried chicken.
This tree, (if there is, in fact, a tree hiding somewhere in that mess…) stands in all of it’s tinsel tacky glory, in front of the Nishi Funabashi station in Chiba.
I’ve been doing a lot of hiking lately…it’s so nice to get out of the concrete jungle, and realize that there is a whole other side of Japan that doesn’t involve crowds and lines and vending machines.
This photo was taken at the foot of Mt. Takao. Note how the famed Yamabushi Tengu statue is beautifully displayed between two vending machines. Further note that there was a line to take a picture in front of it.