Pokeman-inspired offerings at Osaka cafe.
Just a few of the Hello Kitty-themed phone accessories at the Sanrio store.
Akemi snags a biscuit from some poor unsuspecting elderly shop mascot.
I suspect this is an advertisement for some spa where you can get away from it all, enjoy a sumptuous buffet, and then enjoy a nice, relaxing curry sauna.
Subway poster warning punch-happy drunken salarymen: “We’ve got eyes on you!”
This poor kid broke his arm playing in this parking lot. May what happened to him be a lesson to you all!
The interior garden in Akemi’s Osaka family home.
Akemi kicking back in Roppongi Hills.
Tonight, I’m making a rare foray into an industry event as I hit the Writers Guild of Canada pre-holiday bash. I plan to really tear it up – in the hour or so I’ll be there before heading home in time for my 10 p.m. bedtime reading. Partaaaay!