Eastern delights from a far faraway place
Welcome to Japan, the land of big ear lopes, small lips and blue scalps!
It took me a while to realise that in Japan, there is no reason to smile - you got letters for that.
Less lenient is the Japanese approach to dress code. Here are a couple of Japanese boys in uniform (the one on the left with the black jacket is expressing his individuality - sticking it to the man!).
Don't believe me? Dressing influences everything in Japan! Take for example drinks...
Apparently the primary market for a cool pint of lager are demure and conservative looking women wearing traditional kimonos.
Don't believe me? Here's another one!
Want a drink? Wear a kimono!
Poor girl just want a cuppa...
Guy got caught kimono less trying to sneak a bottle of coffee and out comes the punishment by public bear costume.
A thrilling prospect.
Alternatively, you can rehydrate with a bottle of Pocari Sweat.
The Japanese say, that you live one extra day, every time you try something new. Suggestion:
Sashimi... from horse.
Yep, raw horse. That was a first for me! Horse, not to mention raw.
If raw is a tad too fresh for you, Japan provides a thrilling alternative. In fact, how can you trust the quality of a restaurant, if they are unable to accurately reproduce their menu in plastic?
Bonus round for reading along so far:
3 things as Japanese as middle partings and reliable trains:
Slogans on clothing, which makes little or no sense.
Girls with knees touching in the classic X-legs pose.
People trying to sporadically handle their cell phones while in various states of sleep.