Off Into The Sunset

Just Something To Do


When I don’t know what to do, I’ll pick a random city on the map of Japan and make a short visit. Today, I went to Handa, a short trip down the Chita peninsula. Apparently, the only thing this city has is a vinegar museum and a sake museum, both of which were already closed by the time I got there. Oh, and I guess several scenes from Akira Kurosawa’s first film, “Sugata Sanshiro” were filmed there. That’s ok, the weather was perfect Icelandic weather - overcast, with a slight hint of rainy mist. I really love this kind of weather, because you can see in every direction clearly without the aid of sunglasses. Around the Mazkan vinegar plant you can really smell the vinegar, of course.

On the way home, I took some pictures of the love hotels I see every time I ride my bike home from work.

Oh, and today was Setsubun, so I celebrated by eating a piece of uncut makizushi facing the lucky direction for the year, south-southeast.