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Hokkaido Shrine Parade

Following the Shrine Festival, there's an enormous parade through the streets of Sapporo.
7th Aug 2008, 16:33   | tags:,comments (0)

Ham vs Yoghurt: which is best?

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The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters play the Tokyo Yakult Swallows at Sapporo Dome. Baseball is incredibly popular in Japan, as the mascot outside a Sapporo bakery in picture 2 demonstrates.

(In case you're interested, yoghurt won 3-1.)
7th Aug 2008, 16:31   | tags:,comments (0)

Hokkaido Shrine Festival

In which the Hokkaido Jingu Shinto Shrine has the equivalent of a big old church fete. In picture 4, The Belated Birthday Girl demonstrates the snack food known as Tornado Potato.
7th Aug 2008, 16:24   | tags:,comments (0)

Japan 2008: Sapporo

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The first leg of our biannual visit to Japan was spent at the Hotel Monterey Edelhof in Sapporo. A bit overpriced, but otherwise okay.
7th Aug 2008, 16:22   | tags:,comments (0)

Woolworths Islington, closing down tomorrow

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18th Jul 2008, 20:20   | tags:comments (2)

Soil And Pimp Sessions, Roundhouse

This is DEATH JAZZ!!! As they say.

The Blue Nile, Somerset House

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Yeah, I really need to upgrade to a phone with an optical zoom at some point...

Japan Welcomes G8

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Coming soon: assorted pictures from our recent visit to Hokkaido. While you're waiting for those, enjoy a few snaps showing how the Japanese are preparing for the arrival of the G8 leaders...

1. G8 commemorative face flannel (a present from The Belated Birthday Girl).

2. Be alert: Japan needs lerts.

3. As seen in many local restaurants: Set Meals Of Eight Nations.

4. Poster for Guilala, an upcoming movie in which the G8 summit is attacked by a giant monster. (Trailer here.)
30th Jun 2008, 17:16   | tags:,comments (1)