Vernicious Knids

Random musings and snapshots about life, love, travel and everything in between...

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Would the Real Japan Please Stand Up...

When you say "Japan" most people immediately think of


and shrines
...but the reality is not so pretty

it's train lines, advertising and power lines

and people on bikes waiting for trains to pass.

However, both versions of Japan are equally fascinating!
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  • At 11:51 pm, Blogger Liz said…

    The closest I've ever come to Japan was when my family hosted a Japanese exchange student. We all fell in love with her, and she fell in love with tacos. She was the only person I've ever known who could eat a hard-shell taco without dropping a single bit on her plate. :-)

  • At 2:00 am, Anonymous antonia said…

    Those kimonos are just gorgeous, you are so lucky to be living there!

  • At 2:06 am, Anonymous japanlover said…

    Good contrasts here

  • At 9:06 pm, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    My high school had lots of Japanese exchange students too...I remember thinking their uniforms were really girly and they wore a lot of badges! Never imagined I would end up living here though :)

    Seriously liz, who could not fall in love with tacos?!

  • At 9:07 pm, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    Antonia, sometimes I don't really appreciate my luck...hence this post!

  • At 9:08 pm, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    Thanks japan lover!

  • At 1:41 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Even in the "real" shots Japan still looks exotic to me.

  • At 9:45 pm, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    Glad you think so!


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