Formula One Car at Toyota Amlux

Formula One Car at Toyota Amlux
I reserved a separate blog entry and gallery for the Formula One Car at Amlux in 2009.  It is a work of art, a masterpiece of engineering.  Here is the gallery.

Toyota Amlux Showroom

Toyota Amlux Showroom
I visited Toyota Amlux in Ikebukuro on a Saturday afternoon in early 2009.  This is by far the most extensive car showroom in the Tokyo area. It is amazing how many models Toyota manufactures.   The photo gallery is available for viewing.

Two Akasaka Restaurants 1

Two Akasaka Restaurants
I visited two restaurants in Akasaka that I used to frequent 20+ years ago.  One is Sueyoshi, a tonkatsu-ya and the other is Moti, the famous Indian restaurant chain.  Both are splendid in their own way.

2009 Day Trip to Miyajima

2009 Day Trip to Miyajima
I was lucky enough to visit Miyajima Island during both high tide while the torii was floating and at low tide when I could walk out to the base of the torii.  Here is the picture gallery from that day trip.

Aizu-Wakamatsu Webcam 4

Aizu-Wakamatsu Webcam
The webcam located at JR Aizu-Wakamatsu Station is probably one of the most impressive examples of the Internet technology known as streaming video.  I had a spare morning and one last day on my JR Pass so I decided to go check out this camera.  My photos are in my gallery now.

Okonomiyaki Yatai at Ameyoko

Okonomiyaki Yatai at Ameyoko
I’ve been getting okonomiyaki from this guy at Ameyoko for many years.  He sets up in the late afternoon and makes a killing until he shuts down in the early evening.  My picture gallery of Ameyoko, mostly featuring this yatai is online now.   UPDATE:  Unfortunately, this yatai has been shutdown by the police.  This ...

Tetsudo Hakubutsukan (Saitama Railroad Museum)

Tetsudo Hakubutsukan (Saitama Railroad Museum)
I visited the Saitama Tetsudo Hakubutsukan in January.  It is a fantastic place for anyone who likes trains.  I recommend going on a weekday because it gets very crowded on weekends. 

2009 Tsukiji Fish Market Visit

2009 Tsukiji Fish Market Visit
Quite a few problems with overly aggressive tourists to Tsukiji Fish Market have caused restrictions on access and the aggressive banning of children in the inner market place recently.  You can see reports on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzBwtylHiqo You can see my gallery page for more pictures of my short visit in January 2009.

2009 Japan Trip Photo Gallery

I acquired a new full frame camera and requisite glass last year and took quite a few pictures, uploaded them to my personal gallery to share with anyone who is interested.  The gallery is self-explanatory.  I’ll be publishing separate blog articles for each of the gallery folders when I get a chance.

Route 246, Sotobori – I don’t get it

Years ago, prior to the commercialization of the world wide web and the ubiquitous nature of the Internet I acquired the domain sotobori.com.  Why sotobori.com?  I wanted something with a Tokyo theme but everything I could think of that was easy to say and spell was already taken.  Drat! I had worked for a company ...