Weekly Photo Challenge : Corner

I did not have the chance to visit the Snoopy Museum in California but when it opened in Tokyo Japan, I decided to visit it no matter what.

During a business trip to Tokyo, I had half a day of free time before going back to Osaka so my chance has finally come. Unfortunately, since my schedule was not fixed, I did not buy a ticket in advance so if I’m lucky I could a get a slot in one of the available time. Luckily 12:00 – 13:30 time slot still have vacant slot. Ticket is 2000 yen for on-site.

There are areas which you are allowed to take pictures but the main gallery is prohibited.

From one of the cornerย in the room you cannot make out what these little comic strip is about. It looks like just another random peanuts comic strip.

Snoopy Museum

But if you look closely, it’s actually Charlie Brown and Snoopy .Snoopy Museum

Outside the museum, you can see the Snoopy’s transition all throughout the years

Snoopy Museum


From another corner , you can have a better view of Snoopy and his grin :pSnoopy Museum

If you are a snoopy fan and is currently in Tokyo, you might want to check the museum. Make sure to bring extra cash for those cute little Peanut trinkets.



Travel Theme : Simplicity

I accidentally found Yakushiike Park during one of my walk around Machida City.

leaves_waterMy attempt to capture the water droplets on a water lily leaf.

yasuikeI love the simplicity of the garden, the greenery, brings peace and calm.


watermillwater mill/wheel

For more entries for this week theme, visit Ailsa Travel Theme.

Travel Theme : Costume(2)

One good thing about summer here in Japan is the festivals. A few years ago, M and I went to Machidaย to try the infamous meat bun there and we discover that there was also an Okinawan festival going on. After our little treat we head out to location where the drum competition was being held.

machida_costume_01All fired up.

machida_costume_03Another group about to begin. Very Nice Costume.

machida_costume_02The ladies dancing to the beat of the drums.

It was so much fun watching and listening to the beat of the drums.

When I returned to Osaka in 2011, T and I went to our first Kobe Festival. We were also supposed to this year but it rained on the day of the festival itself so we cancelled going to Kobe. Here are some of the festival participants all the way from Nabo ๐Ÿ˜‰

kobe_01Looks like a new outfit for a star trooper

kobe_darthMaulHey Mr. Darth Maul over here, pose for my camera ๐Ÿ™‚

kobe_darthvaderStop waving that light saber Darth Vader, you might hurt someone.

kobe_starwarsAhhhh Blue alien ๐Ÿ™‚

T and I were having so much identifying the characters as they walk by.

Visit Ailsa’s Theme this week for more participants ๐Ÿ™‚


Weekly Photo Challenge : The Sign Says

I do like taking picture of interesting signs, so I do have a bit of collection with it. Here are the most recent one I have taken so far.


It says “Sanrio Store”, in Kurashiki Okayama Japan. Hello Kitty is everywhere , so it was not surprising to found one in a small town of Kurashiki.


A drinking bar/restaurany in Ooyama Itabashi Ward , Tokyo Japan. The empty drums line is actually a general menu of what the place offered.


The English Rose Corner of Ikuta Rose Garden in Kawasaki City , Kanagawa Japan.


A small stone welcoming visitors in Kawazu Shizuoka Japan


Be sure not to leave your dog poop behind.


Safe sex everyone. A condom store in Shibuya Japan.

sign_06The Road is under what? Oslob Cebu Philippines.


Where to go in case of Tsunami. In Goza Shirahama, Mie Japan.


Our current location in Mt. Ibuki, Shiga Japan

sign_09The Biscuit Cafe is located upstairs ๐Ÿ™‚ at NakasakiCho Osaka Japan.

I know ย I do have some more funny signs , I just need to look for them. Enjoy the rest of the week :D.


Travel Theme : Pathway

For this week’s theme, Pathway, I am going to be posting a little bit more than usual :D.

This one is in Arashiyama Kyoto taken at the Summer of 2008.


This one in winter of 2010 in Kawazu, Izu Peninsula.


Summer 2008 at Mt. Koya


My solo river walk from Oji Station to Itabashi in Tokyo area, 2010.


Spring 2008, Osaka.


Spring 2008, Osaka around Sakuranomiya


Spring 2010, ย Niiza Saitama.


Usuki Oita , 2008.

pathway_kawazuKawazu , Izu Peninsula Winter 2010.