Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Botchan Densha or Botchan Ressha

The train is named after the novel, Botchan, written by the author Natsume Sōseki, who once lived in Matsuyama. It is called Botchan Densha (steam train) but it is not a steam train, it is electric. The locals call it Botchan Ressha. The train is a famous tourist attraction in Matsuyama. Natsume Sōseki has a stadium named after the same novel and a room in Japan's oldest hotspring, Dogo Onsen, is dedicated to his legacy.

Japanese Construction Site

Having a grandfather that was a stone mason gave me an appreciation of all forms of construction. Every inch of space is taken up by the building site.

Ukon no Chikara

I thought this was an energy drink but it turned out to be an anti-hangover drink. Did not feel a thing but then I did not have a hangover.

Japanese Department Store - Basement

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Munchen - Bavarian Themed Restaurant in Matsuyama

The food is quite good. Click on the link to scroll down for a review of the restaurant from virtual tourists website.

Tudor style exterior

Celebrity picture



German style fried chicken