DOG! #TokyoStreets

Because Tokyo is filled with tiny, weak, yapping lapdogs, a good, solid DOG is a always a welcome sight.


The leaning sweets shop of Nagasaki

Iwanaga Baijuken in Nagasaki is a shop that makes and sells traditional Japanese sweets and confectionaries. It's been at it since 1830.

The store as it stands now was built in 1902.

The sweets lineup runs the gamut from classical recipes to modern reworkings of those recipes.

But beyond the traditional deliciousness. What struck me, were two 5 yen coins suspended from strings on one of the shop's central supports. 

The pull of gravity means the strings are perfectly veritcal, But the posts aren't.

The shop has had this slight lean since August 9th, 1945.


FLIGHT #RandomJapan

I had to fly from Tokyo to Nagasaki for work. I had a bunch of footage that I didn't want to just throw away, so I stuck it together with Manny Marx' epic tune, "Broken Winged Pigeon" and made this random Japan phonesnap.

music: http://mannymarx.bandcamp.com