Just spent a few days without Internet access. Normally, the router at the house is unsecured, but my brother-in-law bought a new one recently. Normally you would use a key (or up to 4 keys) to secure the router. Buffalo Airstation routers now feature AOSS (AirStation One-Touch Secure Setup). In 60 seconds you are connected to the … Continue reading Connecting to the Internet with AOSS
It was not a rally by brown-shirted youths. (Though I did see several black "noise" wagons driven by ultra-nationalists near Ōtani Temple later that day.) The swastika is the symbol of Buddha and here signifies 2 temples straight ahead. IMO as an ancient symbol of some 2000 years it will easily outlast its more recent … Continue reading The Inherent Symbolism of Navigating Kyoto
After walking through Kyoto in the snow on Saturday, awoke to fresh snow falling in the forest behind the hotel. Dry snow resting on top of everything while sun shone through the leaves above us. I should write a poem about it.
The Shinagawa Shinkansen station is a short walk from the hotel. I planned to be there early so that I could take lots of otaku video before I had to board. I didn't expect to see George Gregan waiting for the Shinkansen before ours. He was waiting in the Green Car (First Class) section. He said … Continue reading N700 Shinkansen to Kyoto
The shrines at Kamakura for the Daibutsu (Big Buddha) and Kannon (a female form of the Buddha aka "Goddess of Mercy") are a must see. There are plenty of shrines in Japan but the quality of these is in Kamakura must be seen to be believed. I'll post some video later. Kamakura is about 55 … Continue reading The Big Buddha is Boss
"Chocolat Brewery" is a beer made with roasted malt and cacao. You must try this beer.
Fashionista with DJ Toma Tei-style frames with no lens (male) Mother riding "Mama-Chari" (Mother's bicycle) with small child Lolita in pink maid's outfit carrying a violin case. The look is probably based on an anime character who: leaves a life of servitude for the life of a soloist or; Teenage Police Officer who carries a … Continue reading Tribes seen in Ginza today
I'm a Qantas passenger on a low-cost airline. Guess what happens next.
Getting ready to go.