Shibuya, Comiket, New Years

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The Hachiko statue in Shibuya.

Noah: This was where we were accosted by a crazy man who spoke perfect English and extolled us to revolt in civil war against our government.
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Noah: No idea who this guy is mugging for the camera.
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Miki's dad's model plane collection.

Noah: On our way back from picking us up at Narita he mentioned that he had several American planes at his house. It was true.
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More stuff in the tatami room.
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It's traditional to have some calligraphy in the tatami room.
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The big saw outside of Big Site.

Noah: Why is this here?
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The ramen shop we went to with Ed Chavez. It's "Men's Club" ramen, a play on words.
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The Saint Patricks, performing at the Chelsea Hotel in Shibuaya.
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Keith's friend Audry's friend's band, "The Asukasa Hard Marching Band". The were really good! I bought a T-shirt.
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Noah looks like Cobra Commando while wearing a mask in the local tradition.
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Erica and company selling their yuricon books. They were the only Westerners with a table.
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A shinto shrine on New Year's Day, somewhere near Atsugi. This is the line up to the shrine to pray.
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Here I've got a picture of Miki taking a picture of the shrine with her cell phone.
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Miki and I drinking the free sweet sake.
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There were boy scouts tending the bon fires.
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If you draw a bad fortune, you tie it to this fence, or more traditionally, to a tree. If you get a good fortune you keep it.
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New Years decorations on sale at the shrine.
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Way in the back there's a tent with a TV, so you can watch New Years specials while at the shrine.
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