Cas' Japan Trip

Dec 27, 2018
Cas' Japan Trip
  • A lifetime ago, my Evil Ex Biff and I headed for Japan. He had this nutty idea that we'd strike it rich there as English teachers, and branch from there into missionary work and evangelize the whole country. "Jesus," you see, had told him to do this. So we went. It was fun but hugely stressful, and because we went right at the beginning of a major recession, we failed spectacularly. At least I got some good stories out of it.

    Find the first of the posts about that trip here: "Exiting Far East: Stage-Setting."

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    Before the flight out we spent some time with a relative in Montana. That's me on the snowmobile and Biff behind me. He was really not sure about any of this.

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    My humble little home, briefly. My apartment was around the side. ALL the windows were bay windows, and no screens. Somehow the cats made do.

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    Nearby gas station. The orange vested people were the staff. Young women in these vests would run out and redirect and stop traffic in the right lane of the road so the drivers could get in and out of the gas station safely. It was full service, of course.

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    More street scenes.

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    One of the main grocery stores I frequented.

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    A butcher. Dude loved his job.

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    I couldn't get past the types of stuff I saw being sold in vending machines--like beer, here.

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    ... or the American/Canadian movie stars I saw hawking this stuff--like Michael J Fox, here.

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    This is the Sapporo Clock Tower. It was built by an American.

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    A covered street called the Arcade. It went on for blocks and blocks, with shops along each side. YES was "Your Electronic Space," a huge department store, but it was mostly selling furniture.

    See next post for more :)
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