Japan interlude continues…

Japan interlude continues for an unexpected week due to complications in the
booking process. Back in Africa on 1st January – celebrating the new year somewhere in the
stratosphere…

Just enjoyed the rather disturbing dish of chicken lanterns – unlaid eggs. Why does this never turn up in chickens bought for roasting in the UK. No worse than a lightly boiled egg… Not disturbing at all – but I drank the goats blood earlier in the year which may have changed my body chemistry…

Visited Nikko yesterday – bit disapointed by the Sleeping Cat, I must say an extra 500 yen seemed a bit steep even if we did see “Shogun’s” tomb…

It is very cold…

 

Japan interlude continues…

Ohayo gozaimas

Struggling with evil japanese keyboards which will inexplicably start adding 東京 characters. Bear with me.

Flight from Dar es Salaam to Nairobi to Abu Dhabi airport full of arabs of every shade, confuse the airport staff enough that they bump you off the waiting list you didn’t think you were on and into a seat that whizzes you to Hong Kong’s crazy massive airport via Bangok, then a nice shiny seat on Cathay Pacific to Narita where greeted by an almost empty airport and it is not the Masaai cattle market anymore…

Yuki’s family all crammed into already crammed grandmother’s house, trying to make sense of death and family at the same time as what is Shibuya about with all these people people everywhere and I am starting over the tops of their heads dazzled by the lights and giant tv screens at the crossroads.

Funeral ceremony of ice skating music and old men with cauliflower ears then off to Sapporo Beer Station for wake.

Now in Tsukuba Science City.

Ohayo gozaimas