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Miscellaneous: Random Informational Blurbs

Unique merchandise, local scenery, things that catch the eye of a foreigner in Japan.


Observational Blurb

Late Fall in Izu

Here’s one of the many maple trees in the neighborhood that have finally hit their peak fall color.


December 6, 2020

Observational Blurb

Virtual Kit Kat Museum

Have you heard about the endless variety of Kit Kat flavors in Japan? Somehow it’s become the responsibility of Nestle Japan to push the limits of Kit Kat taste. Here’s a photo from a local grocery store.


December 5, 2020

Banjo no Taki (Banjo Waterfall)

Kodaki Falls
Wasabi fields on the Jizodo River

In the small agricultural town of Naka Izu, in the north Central part of the peninsula, is a series of waterfalls along the Jizodo River. The first and most famous is called Banjo no Taki and has nothing to do with the kind of banjo we hear in bluegrass music. It’s just a coincidental sound similarity. The last of the series is Kodaki Falls (nothing to do with cameras either).


December 2, 2020

Observational Blurb

Cake decorating at the highest level

Japanese cakes are a work of art! And they taste incredible too.


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