Monday, November 29, 2010
The Mukogawa off ramp on the Hanshin Expressway is one of the most elegant pieces of urban infrastructure in Kansai. Driving it is boring, but looking at it from below is breathtaking. A large loop towering over the local community center, park, and a few houses.
The expressway traveling down the narrow coastal plain between the mountains and Osaka bay offers a great view of how this area has been developed. Typically congested, it allows the driver to take in some of the scenery while waiting in bumper to bumper traffic.
I grabbed this shot while driving towards Kobe around 4pm. The sky was just incredible.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Saturday, November 06, 2010
Yonago, Tottori is a city 148,000 people along the Japan sea coast. It's a local population center and provides access to Kaikae onsen and Minatosekai, the home of Gegege no Kitaro.
Recently the city created it's own mascot characters. Something not too uncommon, but the Yonegees are just way too cute, with a touch of the ehhhh...
The characters all have full backgrounds, including the date of Negita and Negiko's marrage--March, 31, 2005.
|Pins and a cell phone strap that is also a screen cleaner|
|The towel is sold rolled up like this so it looks like a green onion. The tape is the same tape used on real onions you'd get in a super market|
|Close up of the characters on the towel|