Saturday, April 26, 2014

Time for coffee

Japanese coffee is quite strong

A milk drink with pudding

Quite a good snack

This coffee shop is across from Takashimaya

Japanese bread is the best

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Tezuka Osamu collection in Ehime museum

The display inside the museum was a great insight into Tezuka Osamu's background and the museum had a movie theater where you could watch the original Astro boy cartoons. Astro boy is symbolic of Japan's rebirth after the atomic bombings. In the theater, there is a video predating Astro boy by Tezuka Osamu, it shows an American pilot who crash lands in Japan, only to be greeted by an angry Japanese man who is raising his fist in anger, then extends it out in a gesture of peace with a hand shake. You have to admire Osamu's frank and honest approach to help Japan find its place in the world today.