Thursday, April 30, 2009

Hello Kitty Bus

Hello Kitty bus
Hello Kitty bus
Hello Kitty bus
This is a Hello Kitty tour bus.
You can see many Hello Kitty not only outside of the bus but also inside of the bus.
This bus is a "Hato Bus" which for Tokyo sight seeing in a day.
You can enjoy Tokyo" with Hello Kitty.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Miniature Cha-ya ( 茶屋 )

miniature cha-ya
miniature cha-ya

Cha-ya ( 茶屋 ) is a traditional Japanese rest house in old time.
Those are miniature cha-ya.
I took these photo in a 100 yen shop.
Those are sold as penny box.
Even miniature, it has a nostalgic atmosphere.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

No Enter

construction sign

This is a construction sign in Japan.
The character is mangatic (animetic).
He has very big eyes.

construction sign

You can see four kanji symbols in the photo above.
"立入禁止" means no enter.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


chindon-yaI took this photo on a main street of my city.
Chindon-ya means traditional street performers (marching band) who advertise for local business.
When I was a little boy, I used to see chindon-ya.
But in these days, I rare see them.
And I think that the style of chindon-ya(in this photo) is a little different from chindon-ya in old days.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Hello Kitty Popcorn Machine

Hello kitty popcorn vending machine
I took this photo in a supermarket.
This is a hello kitty popcorn vending machine.
You can buy hot popcorn by it.
It is popular among little girls.

You can choose flavor among three flavors, caramel, salt, and butter.

Friday, April 10, 2009


hanami in the park Hanami (花見) means cherry blossom viewing in English.
It is a Japanese traditional custom which celebrate spring.
Japanese really love cherry blossom.

I took the photo above in ueno park that is a popular hanami point in Tokyo.
Please check my article Hanami in ueno park on my blog Tokyo Snap Photo.
Many people enjoy hanami party in the park.

hanami in a river side
I took the photo above at a river side in my city.
A mother and her children have a lunch under cherry blossom.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Matcha Oreo

This is a matcha flavored MacFurry.
Matcha is a powdered green tea.
Matcha is used in the Japanese tea ceremony as tea.
Also, it is often used for flavouring foods.
Matcha has a refreshing bitter taste.
It is good with sweet.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Glasses Cleaning

ultrasonic cleaning machine
ultrasonic cleaning machine
"Megane drug" is a well known glasses chain store in Japan.
This ultrasonic cleaning machine is set in front of stores of megane drug.
You can cleaning your glasses free by using this machine.