Osaka - March 16th, 2003
From Kyoto/Shiga, we headed south, to Osaka, where we met Sonny and Mao for an evening of fun fun fun.
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We managed to find a store selling used video game stuff before we left shiga. This is the original Nintendo "TV-Game 15".
The next Nintendo system, this is the equivelent of the one in America that had "Super Mario Brothers" on it.
Sega, NEC, and Sony consoles. Up in the right-hand corner is a controller from the Japanese equivelant of a Super Nintendo (they call it "Super Famicon" here, short for Family Computer).
Some restaurants here are pretty small ... you have to stand up while you eat and your butt sticks out of the restaurant!
A one-man band doing a Foma promotion.
Osaka from the 30th floor of the Hankyu building.
There's a department store called HEP 5, and it has these big whales hanging in it as art or something ...
< < home
Sushi time! This dish (I don't remember the name) consisted of raw salmon, assorted nuts and vegetables, and corn flakes. Yeah, corn flakes ... you mix it all up and then eat it. It was pretty good, but it was wierd to eat corn flakes and raw salmon together.
Ben and Minori.
Sonny and Mao.
The really drunk guy sitting next to us. He later went on to make friends with Ben. This was interesting because he didn't speak any English, and Ben doesn't speak Japanese.
OK I lied, they tried to make friends with all of us. It was good to have some drunk single-serving Japanese friends for a night.
Could this be a trick of the light, or the camera angle?! ... or could it be ... a MULLET ALERT!