TAKADA PUMPKIN FESTIVAL 2019.

One of our fellow foreigners was out walking around his area and made the mistake of speaking to a local. Minutes later he was kidnapped and made to join a cult take part in an annual community dance celebrating the time a passing visitor dug the area out of some deep bad-harvest problems by gifting them some pumpkins. Every year since, the locals have performed a ceremony commemorating this.

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MY JAPANESE CAR LUST PART 1.

Apparently I can’t own a car here. Well, I can, but I have to pay 3 types of insurance, I have to prove I have a parking space, I have to have the police back me up that I have a parking space and then I have to draw 2 maps of where the parking space is in relation to my house. And that parking space has to be within 2km of the house.

And that makes me want a car more. And the Japanese know how to rub them in my face (cars).

So I’m going to do the same, here’s the cars I’ve been stalking.

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HI.

Sunset round the back of the supermarket, Niigata. The top tourist attraction.

How are you? Good to hear. I’ve found myself living in Japan. I’ve no idea what I’m doing. I have nothing to do for a year so you’re going to read about it.

Gary