Sunday, April 20, 2008

update

Yesterday we went to a city called Hamamatsu. I got a short Starbucks coffee there for 280 Yen, which is about $3 US. For the first time I was able to stay awake the entire day. The 13 hour time difference has been rough to get used to!



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We went to a factory where they make the famous eel pies.

They aren't really pies, but like cracker/pastry things. And they don't taste like eel to me. They really are very good.



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A Japanese-style toilet. This really is not as difficult as it may seem.

The real trick is to remember to bring your own toilet paper, because it is not complementary in most public places.



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Maybe someone can explain to me what this is trying to say:



Are they promoting second-hand smoke?

4 comments:

Aunt Jo said...

Ahhh the sqatty potty. don't think I would like it. it looks like an accident waiting to happen to me.

Your hair looks great!

I love to see the English ....er engrish translations.

Glad you are having fun......and posting pictures.

Sarah said...

My word, that poster made me laugh! Glad you are having a good time!

Uncle Joe said...

Looks like you're having a blast.

Just in case you're wondering, I'm NOT having a blast in Japan.
I'm in Oklahoma NOT having a blast.

I'm having fun but not a blast.
Enough about me.

Melissa E. said...

I only had to use one squatter while in Ukraine but it wasn't bad and did come with TP. I can see the benefits of easy cleaning of them although they do seem to discriminate against those with bad knees!

Love the smoking poster!
I can't think of any other explanation!