Photographs from a small group of islands
Sep 03 2010 20 Comments
9/3/2010 at 4:41 pm
And a bottle of beer for our blogger. Cheers!
9/3/2010 at 5:27 pm
Very kind of you. Cheers!
9/4/2010 at 4:44 am
Kampai! ^o^ Cool shot, Lee! So authenic.
9/4/2010 at 7:07 am
9/3/2010 at 9:26 pm
That is one thing I miss from Japan, getting actually tasty, healthy (Somewhat?) food from a street vendor, especially at the matsuris, those were the best.
Here in American, we have the carnies and you should be suspicious of their food or you’ll probably get a heart attack at age 25 because theres so much grease & fat
9/4/2010 at 7:11 am
Yeah, it is good stuff isn’t it? Not what I’d want to eat everyday, but I agree, the vast majority of it is certainly healthier than comparable stuff in my native Britain.
9/4/2010 at 12:56 am
Is the vendor Japanese? I ask only because the smoke from his grill is covering his face somewhat, and I noticed that he has a tattoo which I wouldn’t have thought that many Japanese of his age would have…
9/4/2010 at 7:16 am
Yes, as far as I know he’s Japanese. They still aren’t as common (or acceptable) as in many western countries, but tattoos are certainly gaining in popularity. I’ve noticed many more in the last year or two. That said, many pools, gyms and the like still don’t accept people who have them. Or if they do they ask for them to be covered.
Grass Jelly says
9/4/2010 at 6:42 am
I find his tattoo a bit ironic. I am guessing that’s the Virgin Mary on his bicep – the 187 below it is the police code for “murder death kill” in the United States. 187 was popularized as a phrase used in the gangsta rap era of the early 1990s.
I’m guessing it’s something from his rebellious youth. 🙂
9/4/2010 at 7:18 am
Ah, that’s interesting. I wondered what the number was a reference to. Thanks!
9/4/2010 at 10:57 am
If he is Japanese at all, then he’s probably Brazilian-Japanese. The Virgin Mary tattoo would identify him as Catholic, and the writing on top of it looks like Portuguese.
9/4/2010 at 6:33 pm
Good call J. Didn’t even think of that. Reckon you are spot on there.
11/3/2010 at 10:50 am
I guess thatÂ´s Virgin Guadalupe, not Mary . SheÂ´s the main virgin for mexican catholic people, so I wonder if he has some connection with Mexico http://bit.ly/cKv3Hq
12/28/2010 at 11:09 pm
The Virgin of Guadalupe is Mary.
Rex Dgrey says
9/4/2010 at 12:02 pm
his probably catholic or just like the tatoo
9/4/2010 at 12:31 pm
Hi, love your pics and site!
I wish you’d take a whole bunch of shots especially with food and other street vendors. Very cool!
9/4/2010 at 6:36 pm
Yeah, I should take more pictures like this, especially as I was really pleased with the way this one came out. There again it was a real struggle getting this one, with the bustling crowd and all the customers waiting for their food.
9/6/2010 at 3:33 am
Good shot,I like it.
9/8/2010 at 4:12 pm
This is yet again one thing I envy in Japan and other non-European countries… The REAL food. >8( It would be impossible to see street food here in Finland, because everybody thinks that it’s dirty… That really makes me angry.
Michael A. Robson says
12/28/2010 at 8:08 am
187 Homicide…. Gangstaaaaaaaaa