The Unpleasant Moblog Of Spank The Monkey

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London Film Festival closing gala, Babel, at the Odeon Leicester Square.
2nd Nov 2006, 19:17   | tags:,,comments (0)

Wer lebt in einer Ananas unter dem Meer?

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Astonishing fact: in Germany, Spongebob Squarepants is known by the somewhat more prosaic name of Spongebob Spongehead.

Room and board

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Just in case you didn't believe me about the wonderfulness of the Wakamatsu Honten - the first picture is our room, the second is our dinner (note The BBG at the top of the dinner photo for scale purposes).
24th Oct 2006, 11:15   | tags:,comments (1)

Shinsho-ji temple

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More of a megatemple, really, with enormous grounds you could easily get lost in. It's just over the road from the Wakamatsu Honten - I took picture 1 from the window of our room. All other pictures by The BBG.
24th Oct 2006, 11:15   | tags:,,comments (0)

Saigo Takamori

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Statue in Ueno of the hero of the Meiji Restoration, seen here walking his dog. Photo by The Belated Birthday Girl.
24th Oct 2006, 11:13   | tags:,comments (1)

Suica

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This cheeky little chap is the symbol for Japan Rail's equivalent of the Oyster card - a smartcard that can be used to pay for travel, and is also accepted in a variety of shops. I just think he's cute.
24th Oct 2006, 11:13   | tags:,comments (1)

Sleeper carriage

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On a train somewhere between Toya and Ueno.
24th Oct 2006, 11:13   | tags:,,comments (0)

Welcome To Narita...

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...the small Japanese town with a bloody great international airport attached, where we stayed on the final night of our Japan tour. We didn't take many pictures there, so most of this section covers the journey from Toya to Ueno, and on to Narita.



This is our hotel for the night, the Wakamatsu Honten, which has a fine public bath, stupendous meals, and can be surprisingly cheap if you get them the right time of year.
24th Oct 2006, 11:12   | tags:,comments (0)