|Epic Pork Roast|
|Dripping Off the Plate|
The following weekend, I drove down to Nikko, in Tochigi prefecture, to see some famous temples. On the way back, I stopped by Nasu and took some pictures with a gigantic…hamster. Actually, it’s a capybara, the largest rodent in the world.
|I'm a Guy on a Rock|
|"The place of Kendo's rebirth"|
|Like Bruce Lee's Game of Death|
|That was a really long flight of steps|
|Hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil|
|I am the Guardian|
|Largest hamster ever. Also, forgot my hair wax.|
|No idea what this is, but it was chillin' with the capybaras.|
|Nasu's mascot, a big nasu (eggplant)|
Saw this cutie, too.
On Monday, I was invited out to dinner by my former supervisor, Supes! He wanted to take me out to dinner again one last time before I left Japan to go back home. We went to the same place he took me when I first arrived three years ago, an izakaya called “Otaru.” Otaru is a city in Hokkaido, and a very lovely spot during the Snow Festival. Anyway, he was holding this long cardboard box. I thought it was something he picked up from work, or a big poster or something, until I realized that it must be something for me. What a pleasant surprise.
|Modeled after Date Masamune's sword|
Word of the Day: 伝統的 「でんとうてき」 “dentouteki,” or “traditional.”