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The Rabbit’s Here.

 

2011: The Year of the Rabbit

兎年明けましておめでとうございます

The Rabbit comes from a famous 12th Century “Frolicking Animals Scroll” (鳥獣戯画).  The original now stays in the Tokyo National Museum, while a replica is housed at it’s home temple, Kyoto’s Kozan-ji Temple.

The scroll’s Rabbit is on his back, laughing uproariously.  A classic image.  I’ve taken the liberty to turn the image 90 degrees, which transforms the Laughing Rabbit into a Very Determined Rabbit.  See the attachment and see for yourself.  I’d like to believe that we can, indeed, Laugh at both pretensions and setbacks and frustrations the like, and be determined and resolute.

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Signs 看板 . . . Updated, January 2013.

Updated:  January 2013. You can find several of these in the Photo Galleries above (“SEE the GALLERIES” tab).  A few more are elsewhere on this site.  Most, though, are presented here on LetsJapan.Wordpress.Com for the first time.  Enjoy ( 楽しんでください )!

Shinkansen ("Bullet Train") Sign. May 2008.

Shinkansen (“Bullet Train”) Sign. May 2008.

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Sign in walking garden, Gingkaku-ji (Silver Pavilion). Kyoto. 2010.

Sign in walking garden, Gingkaku-ji (Silver Pavilion). Kyoto. 2010.

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Ramen Shop. Noren (curtain) & Chochin (lantern) combo. Kyoto. 2002.

Ramen.  Noren (curtain) & Chochin (lantern) combo. Kyoto. 2002.

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Inn. Kyoto. August 2011.

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Open ’til 3:00 a.m. Restaurant, Nihombashi. Tokyo. August 2011.

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Notice at the Three Sisters Inn. Kyoto. August 2011.

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On the train platform, make sure to parallel park granny. Tokyo. August 2011.

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First Pork Pic. Kawaramachi Street. Kyoto. August 2011.

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Tokyo Station. August 2011.

Store Sale. Ni-jo Street. Kyoto. August 2011.

“TAKE CARE”… “Since I can’t take my poo with me home, I’d appreciate your carrying in home (for me).” Pontocho. Kyoto.  August 2011.

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Restaurant. Ginza. July 2011.

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Train Schedule. Osaka. August 2011.

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At a Korean BBQ Restaurant, Yurakucho. Tokyo. August 2011.

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Kyoto. August 2011.

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がんばろ日本 ”Hang in There, Japan!” Taxi Window. Tokyo. July 2011.

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Poster Detail. Tsukiji Subway Station. 2010.

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Self explanatory. Kyoto. 2004.

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Corner of Omotesando & Meiji Streets. Harajuku. 2010.

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Poster Detail.  Entrance to Tokyu Hands Department Store.   Shibuya, Tokyo.   May 23, 2010.

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A Pontocho (Kyoto) Institution. 2004.

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Train Poster Detail (original in color). Kintetsu Line to Osaka. 2010.

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Fuji Electric. Tokyo. 2010.

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“BANJO” Tokyo. 2010.

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(Ra)men Shop. Tokyo. 2010.

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Fourth Friday of Every Month at Rub a Dub Reggae. Kyoto. 2010.

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Okariba BBQ. Kyoto. 2009.

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SapperSuper. Tokyo. 2007.

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TLJ Boss. 自動販売機. Kyoto. 2009.

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Soul Sonic Boogie. Kyoto. 2003.

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Himeji Castle. Himeji. 2008.

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Rice. Back side of Kyoto Station. 2004.

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Heaven. Kyoto. 2009.

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American-style College Football. Kindai University. Osaka. 2008.

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“Deer’s Cooky.”  Nara. 2001.

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Very Big Company. Kyoto. 2008.

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You Forgot Something. Kyoto. 2008.

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Noodles. Tokyo. 2007.

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Daikichi Yakitori. Shirakawa. Kyoto. 2009.

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“Finised. Sold Out. Sorry.” Kyoto. 2009.

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