@1 week ago
#movie posters #stanley kubrick
some high-res Kubrick Posters for your digital library
@2 weeks ago with 1 note
And finally, all good things come to a close.
Final night was in a truly funky and cheap “capsule hotel” where you’ve rented not a room, but a private bunk.
They can be really swanky… This one was not. It suited us though, as we went out to find one last night of adventure and came back to pack: nothing emphasizes the ending of a trip like seeing 100 other trips starting out fresh of face and full of wallet.
I went back to Nakano Broadway to hunt for weird toys and ended up walking away with most of a shelf of older American comics that had been priced waaaaay too low. (Seriously, the signed and numbered copy of the Batman/Punisher crossover book was ¥200, or around $2. Hardcover DK full color Spider-Man encyclopedia? $6. More about this later in my inevitable home base spread out of my purchases and spoils).
All in all, a very fun 2 weeks. These photos and blurbs are definitely not the definitive retrospective on the trip- there’s so much I never pulled my camera out to photograph, but hopefully it will be a good little travelogue for you, and a nice way to organize my memories for me. Thanks for reading and sticking around while I put down the pop culture blogging and went on a trip. Stay tuned for the flood of last minute thoughts, stragglers, photos, and wrap-ups!
@2 weeks ago
Osaka castle! Sorry for the delay in postings, but a quick but with some super-mild food poisoning had me strapped into the hotel room for a while. The castle, though I did not go in, was set on an incredible stretch of moats, hills, and Sakura trees!
We were there with the rest of Osaka to marvel at the ephemeral and awesome blooms and try a little street food.
Last night we ventured over to “Steak Land” (bad name, awesome steak) for some world-class Kobe beef. I meant to take a picture, but seriously: have you ever tried it? Honestly the best steak I’ve ever been served.
@2 weeks ago with 1 note
More photos from the night in Asakusa, Tokyo, followed by our journey in the morning to see the fish market and try some fresh seafood. Turns out the fish market is indeed closed to the public, but the food was amazing just the same.
@3 weeks ago
A few more pictures from Gunma, including “The Niagara Falls of the East”.
So awesome to see and explore the difference between the bigger cities and the smallest farming and industry towns. This area was a little run down looking, like they built for a tourism boom that never quite arrived, but it was full of life and the people were very friendly.