18.2.10

Japains

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So I guess I kind of failed on the whole "keeping you posted" thing, sorry! We've been in Melbourne for the last couple of days which has been pretty awesome (shout out to Elizabeth who came to the Polyester Records instore today and said hey!), but before I get any further we have to talk about Japan. JAPAN!! I only left three days ago and already I want to go back so badly it kills me. Most of my favorite memories involve food and/or beverages (Chu Hi!) so here is a smattering of mostly food-related photos from Alex's digicam. I'm just about through my fifth roll of print film, but for that we'll have to wait!

white_crunky

I'd be lying if I said I didn't have Crunky for breakfast on more than one occasion. It's like a Crunch bar but about 1000x better, just like pretty much everything in Japan: like something familiar, only far superior.

weird_train_panda

Basically, everything in Japan is cute and/or delicious. Just like those adorable, mouth-watering Pandas.

hope_peace_cigarettes

Not only do these cigarettes cost about $3.50 a pack from a vending machine, but they will fill your lungs with Hope and Peace. Not both though, you have to choose just one I guess.

cute_animals_sign

This is a pet store in Kyoto. The one we went to in Osaka sold tiny monkeys in the back, which is probably terrible but yeah, you guessed it, also really really cute and a little scary.

weed_baby

This small Jamaican person is really into Japanese maple leaves.

finger_sack

We just popped down to the 105 Yen store in Kakogawa to pick up a fresh pack of finger sacks, nbd. Actually no, we didn't, but we did get a hamburger sponge and several cell phone charms shaped like toilets with light-up poop inside.

weird_grocery_octopus

I find this pack of baby squid strangely enticing, probably because I'm imagining them being made out of sour gummy candy. Which isn't exactly out of the question by Japan standards.

banana_bread

Banana bread filled with banana flavored bean paste shaped like a banana and stamped with the word "banana". This is what I'm taking about.

laugh_grow_fat

And I did, and how.

cat_dolls

I still can't believe I didn't buy one of these dancing cat dolls on Miyajima Island. They got down to "I'm Gonna Getcha Good" by Shania Twain, which isn't weird AT ALL. This would have easily been the best $12.00 I'd ever spent in my life.

pains_graf

We left a little calling card in the green room at Kobe Blueport, scrawled among the likes of Fuck You Heroes, Sweef, and Mislead Balds. Japanese band names are almost as ridiculous as New York band names. Ha!

Ok, I've got another day in Melbourne tomorrow and then it's off to Brisbane to wade through some 74% humidity. Hopefully I can get anohter batch of photos up in a few days. Be back soon I promise!

33 comments:

kaitlin said...

So. Much. Fun!

Carmen said...

Love the pictures, especially of the dress (I'm guessing) that says " Laugh and grow fat".

Carmen.xx.

Golubka said...

Ahh, everything is so amazingly strange. The cigarettes especially. Enjoy the rest of your trip.

jessica said...

great photos! Japan looks awesome!

Hat said...

oh brilliant! looks like you had a great time! I'm planning on visiting Japan after my degree. My ideal scenario would be somehow getting my band famous there and then finding someone who will pay for us to play a gig there haha!

xxx

Teresa said...

Looks like you had a ton of fun in Japan! I'm dying to go back as well. The crazy & cute factor just blows my mind!

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KLEE said...

will be going there in june, can't wait after seeing your photos, it looks really interesting!

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spiffae said...

I am so so so so happy that you thought it was awesome... but who am I kidding, there is no way you guys could have had a bad time there.

AAAAA said...

japan is amazing!

also, check out gertrude street in melbourne for some nice boutiques and vintage

Love_Again said...

i so want to go to Japan! so much goodness.

hope you are enjoying my hometown, melbourne.

Anonymous said...

That's a marijuana leaf. xD

MissKellie said...

Ahhh, you must be having the best time! :D And look at the dancing cats, oh my god!! I would have bought all of them! And also, a tiny pet monkey, which is probably terrible like you said, and crazy-dangerous, but still...baby monkeys...



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Amie Eliza Pinkerton said...

You'll be pleased to hear that the humidity here in Brisbane hasn't been that bad the past few days. It's usually only that bad in the small hours of the morning anyway. Actually, today has seen particularly pleasant weather. :)

dw said...

Hope and Peace cigarettes? where's the Love? ;)

seems you're having an amazing time, and you're missing winter which must be the best part!

denise said...

I love that lil ganja lady! glad to see you're having fun!!!!

Nicole said...

when are you in sydney??!!

Clare said...

I lived in Japan for awhile when I was a kid, and the graphic t-shirts we saw there would leave us rolling on the floor with laughter. Thanks for the hilarious reminder!

vint Junky said...

Fantastic pics! have an amazing time and i can't wait to see more strangeness! xxx

Sofia said...

These pix are great. I would love to visit that pet store!!

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Kate said...

Japan looks amazing! Sounds like you had a fantastic time.

victoria said...

oh! i really love your blog.
love
victoria

alida said...

Glad to see you are having so much fun! Enjoy the rest of your trip! can't wait to hear about it

Princess Ody said...

WOW. that's all so kawaii!

Audrey J. said...

What a nice blog, Japans seems interesting i might be there someday.

hello birdy said...

You're making me want to go to Japan soooo bad. It just looks mental. Do I even want to know what a finger sack is?! And can I fill my lungs with Peace??

rc said...

Saludos..... Dejeme decirle que su blog esta espectacular, tiene muy buenos astículos y son muy entendibles, ah! por cierto le felicito por el blog y continue de esa manera contribuyendo con articulos útiles para los visitantes, voy a continuar navenagdo por su blog y le visitare en futuras ocasiones. :):):):):):) La entrada ha resultado muy interesante y entrenida, me he quedado un buen rato lyendola, me despido de usted y hasta la proxima oportunidad.

sarah said...

japan's goods make me want to BUY BUY BUY and not ask where they come from... cant wait for more photos.

E-BAD said...

Rad, rad, RAD

antevorta said...

Just found your blog and wanted to say - Crunky rules! Crunky is Korean ... but I admit the Japanese version looks way more fun to eat, lol

WendyB said...

Japanese packaging never fails to amaze me.

marisa said...

Japan is fun isn't it!?

selinaoolala said...

ooo i read your blog ages ago and now i've found it again woop! love this post haha what amazing things! i heard japan is very expensive, is this true? whereabouts did you stay? argh i just want to charm up my life when reading this, i really want to be one of the people that has evvvverything cute and embellished and covered in gems and charms

IsauraQuevedo said...

THOSE PICTURES ARE GORGEOUS! WHAT'S YOUR CAMERA?? LOVE ITT

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