a piece of osaka a day

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enter these gateways and risk losing yourself in endless shopping madness.

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i remember having one or two of these masks at home when i was a kid. these look better in quality though, but then again, this is japan, so why am i surprised?

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at the risk of over using this word…kawaii. the sign says that the stall is selling osaka’s specialty; i didn’t know osaka specialises in cartoon socks.

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a stall, and vending machines selling only tobacco products.

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after every one or two kilometres or so, you will see rows of bicycles parked by the road. for such an organised city, i’m surprised that the pavements in osaka are not divided into footpaths and bicycle lanes, though bicycles are widely used.

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not a fan, but they make pretty pictures.

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i should hang one of these at my door too. in my house next time, i should throw together random things from all the places i’ve been to so as to show how well-travelled i am. hahahaha!

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huge slab of octopus bigger than my head.

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addressing the dogs directly, with a little cartoon no less, how polite! that’s the japanese for you, ever so courteous and respectful.

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stumbled upon this gem hidden in a back alley on the way back to the hotel.

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i can eat these every day. like really, EVERY SINGLE DAY.

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staring game. kids love to do that with me, maybe i’m good at it, i don’t know.

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i didn’t ask her to do this. i took out my camera and she posed for me, unprompted. i know i have used this word for like n times already, but really…KAWAII!!!

that’s all from osaka. i think it’s pretty obvious that i’ve loved it there, and all other parts of japan too, actually. you can click here to read all about it.

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