Posts Tagged ‘ Japanese restaurants ’

Foodie III. What’s that? ・ 何ですか、それ?

Note:  most of these photos were taken with a Droid phone, thus the low quality.

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Ikebukuro ラーメン, Tokyo. August 2011.

This piece is primarily for those who’ve not yet visited, let alone lived in, Japan.  Most of these dishes will be very recognizable to anyone who’s spent any length of time in Japan.  Some will be recognizable to anyone who has a decent Japanese restaurant nearby, or just generally obvious.  There’s no sushi or sashimi here, though.  So, then, what are these photos of?   Feel free to drop me a line with your answers.  If you read Japanese, well, you probably know what these all are anyway.  By the way, you can see “Foodie II” and “Foodie I” immediately below this piece.

1.       氷抹茶   

Kyoto. August 2011.

2.  たこ焼き

Late Night Snack. Kyoto, August 2011.

Hint here’s another batch being made (in Nara, May, 2010).

3.  ホルモン

Tokyo, August 2011.

Hint — Here’s part of a sign for one of these restaurants, this one in Kyoto (August 2011).

4.      やきとり ( はさみ & 皮 )

Kyoto, November 2009.

5.  お好み焼き

Kyoto, August 2011.

6.  稲子 

Kyoto, August 2011.

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Post Script  .  .  .

Late meal detritus & Nigori-zake. Ichiban Yakitori. San-jo, Kyoto. 2010.



Tag – this theme’s “it” for a while.

Earlier today LetsJapan.Wordpress.Com updated its appearance.  Those new to this site won’t know the difference.  For those who’ve visited over the past 10 months, since this site’s/blog’s launch, will notice right away that this “Monochrome” format (that’s what it’s called:  Monochrome), with its clean gray-black borders, really helps the photography stand out a whole lot better than the all-white site.

=  Note to those who found there way here via a Tag:  Feel free to use the site Search Engine (bottom right-hand side) and enter the term/tag/post/info you’re looking for.  One or more posts/stories/galleries, etc. should pop up for you. =

Also quite different (than just 24 hours ago):  the top of the page has very few tabs.  Now each photo gallery is clickable through the drop-down tab (GALLERIES) at the page top, as are the stories, via the STORIES drop-down tab.

Finally, I ought to note that a couple of weeks ago I made a Facebook page for LetsJapan.Wordpress.Com to keep Facebook aficionados updated on posts and featured galleries and stories here.  I’ve also started posting a few Facebook-only comments, features and photos on the LetsJapan.Wordpress.Com Facebook page.

A photo apropos to nothing in this post.  I took in in Kyoto this past November and, well, I like it.

Finally, I’m “tagging” this post with many of my photo gallery and story themes and post topics (below and in prior pages) in hopes that this or that random googler will stumble upon this site and what it has to — and will — offer.

Hope you enjoy . . .