Funky Elevator in Yokohama Yields Rad PhotoWe were in an elevator in Yokohama in some four-story arcade when I looked up and saw this awesome design on the ceiling. If you look closely--yup, that's yours truly.
October 21, 2006
Porn is LovelyAfter my Japanese class, (thanks to Lisa for hooking me up with that!) I wandered around Yokosuka in search of food. I remembered an adult theatre that I used to peek at curiously as a teenager and was told was still operational. Not only is it still there, but it looks like the owner hasn't invested a cent in the exterior's upkeep since I lived here eleven years ago! The sign is wonderful with peeling paint and weathered metal. Here's the up-close shot, but there are more under the Yokosuka photo album at the top left.
Ramen On Wheels?
Last weekend, we went in search of a British pub near the Yokohama train station. Nine dollar drinks and wall-to-wall gaijins, (foreigners,) sent us in search of something better. We ended up at a great female-owned bar/yakitori joint, (skewered and grilled meat, veggies, more!) With three dollar Yebisu (a malty beer,) mugs, very friendly staff, and killer yakitori, we plan to make this a regular destination. Afterwards, we found ourselves here, at a mobile ramen restaurant. The food was cheap, yummy and the guy had cans of beer in a cooler behind him. The experience was livened up by all the inebriated people who wanted to drink with us including a family with two children and a business man who called himself persona non grata. Maybe he was alluding to being a spy? In any case, they were all very friendly!