Tuesday, July 31, 2007


IMG 2119, originally uploaded by sleepytako.

9 different microbrewed beers for sale at the same time in the same supermarket! WHAT! Seriously! Is this still Japan! I'm blown away. Literally.

The three on the left I've all had before, Yona Yona Ale being the best. No clue about the rest but there's a porter in there! Yummmmm porter!

Thank you Hankyu Oasis! Thank you!

Too bad I'm still too sick to drink any of them! Argh!

Sometimes the worst looking food tastes the best.

IMG 2117, originally uploaded by sleepytako.

Tonight's dinner is a Sanda beef burrito featuring:
-sour cream (oh my god?!!)
-homemade salsa (tomato, garlic, some sort of green pepper from Kumamoto, garlic, green onion, onion, salt, lemon juice)
-homemade guacamole
-cheese (added after photo was taken)

Sunday, July 08, 2007


IMG 1286, originally uploaded by sleepytako.

I'm not too sure what they were thinking, or drinking, when they wrote this sign. I understand there are no spaces in Japanese but dashes in the wrong place with massive misspelling?

But then again who can turn down prityw-omen?

Friday, July 06, 2007

Front Yard Dump

IMG 1298, originally uploaded by sleepytako.

Residential detritus in Toyonaka-city.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

little people, rivers, and wood

When I first went to college I studied art and photography. For a short time I even had a darkroom setup in my basement. That didn't last long as my interests moved to geography. I continued to paint on and off until I moved to Japan where I lack the equipment and time. Before this blog I had a website with my portfolio on it. I uploaded those images the portfolio collection on my flickr account and you are welcome to check them out here.

The themes of my paintings where either abstractions of the landscape,

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or my little character who was a representation of myself who eventually evolved into various monsters who symbolized the way I would worry about things.

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My photography was more about experimenting with the photographic processes, something that still amazes me. Getting the perfect print was never important to me. Photography in general was too much about perfection and realism----I wanted my photographs to be unrealistic as possible.


I hope you like my artwork.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Benches #1

IMG 1283, originally uploaded by sleepytako.

Bus stop benches in Takarazuka-city.