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Rainbow over Leyton. NB: not in Japan.
12th Aug 2008, 08:03   | tags:comments (0)

Hakodate morning market

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Mainly seafood, as you'd expect from a harbour town. Note that picture 4 is of a restaurant window display, and shows the certificate for the patent they've taken out on the Dancing Don next to it - their name for a donburi rice dish with a LIVE FRICKIN' SQUID stuck on the top of it.

Hakodate appears to have been big on food, doesn't it? Never really noticed that until now.
11th Aug 2008, 18:19   | tags:,comments (0)

Kuraya restaurant, Hakodate

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Another cook-your-own-nosh eaterie.
11th Aug 2008, 18:14   | tags:,comments (0)

Monkey tram, Hakodate

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11th Aug 2008, 18:10   | tags:,comments (0)

Goryokaku Fort and Tower, Hakodate

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One of these photos is of a model rather than the real thing. Sorry.
11th Aug 2008, 18:09   | tags:,comments (1)


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Mongolian barbecue dish popular across Hokkaido: heat up a grill shaped like Genghis Khan's hat (hence the name), and throw raw lamb on top of it until it's done. There's even a pop song about it.
11th Aug 2008, 18:05   | tags:,comments (1)

Hakodate harbour

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Oh, I'm a sucker for inappropriately anthropomorphised signs, I know.
11th Aug 2008, 17:59   | tags:,comments (0)

Lucky Pierrot restaurant, Hakodate

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Lucky Pierrot is a chain of burger bars scattered across Hakodate. Unusually, they're not all identical: each branch has been allowed to cultivate its own style. The one near Jujigai tram stop, for example, has Christmas decorations and Christmas music all year round.
11th Aug 2008, 17:54   | tags:,comments (0)