“What I Like About You”
Why not an eighties song theme for a blog post or two!?
Things I like about Japan were emphasized on my Sunday trip into The city of Osaka.
- taking the bus is a cool experience … You get on in the middle of the bus and pay as you leave
- Each town has something they are famous for and its cartoonized and displayed everywhere (my town is famous for these cool Terra Cotta like ruins and soldiers)
- The trains go everywhere and are frequent, clean, efficient, on time and safe
- A women’s only section on the train. Interesting!
- People queue up orderly and at the trains the electronic display boards show where to meet for what train
- It’s orderly so you even are shown what side of the staircase to walk up or down
- There are funky motorbike or scooters everywhere and you can even use a special lock up place dedicated just for motorized two wheeled vehicles (no bicycles allowed the sign says)
- So much creativity and there is artwork everywhere
- Fun architecture
- Cool streets and alleys make me feel like I am on a movie set
- You can walk to happiness. Haha. But really I remember when I first saw stair ads at “Love the Earth” Expo in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture (like a province) and thought they were brilliant!
- Maccha ice cream. Mostly soft serve in Japan. And so creamy
- Beauty everywhere. This peacock is a department store entrance from a covered walkway (arcade)
- The English often gives you a laugh. This is a stores name/logo. What do you think it sells? I will put the answer at the bottom
- Again orderly -separate sides to go up and down in the subway system
- I got to watch the conductor and where we going as I took a local train home.
- Amazingly picturesque homes. They are just so commonplace
- Cute + religion… Only in Japan
- Roofs. Have I mentioned I loved the tiled roofs?
- Ohhhh. A blue tiled roof! Even more beautiful
- Green space and parks abound. This is up a mountain and is a huge hill slide. With rollers to help you slide.
- Japanese maples. Like everything Japanese except the crows, they are miniature compared to Canadian things. (Why the crows are so huge I have no idea)
- Tradition mixed in with modern conveniences
- I FOUND FENNEL!!!!!!
- Cuteness. Gotta love it or you would groan a lot! This cute newspaper holder is an example of the Japanese love for cuteness
- Everything in its place. A built in garbage storage place. Clever
- Cool technology such as this car wash. You drive in and it moves back and forth around you
- Clever two storey bike storage is everywhere (which means lots of bikes which means lots of people riding bikes!!!)
Now back to the Authentic Fossil. Selling handbags! Made me chuckle
Stay tuned for my next post!