Okay, this will be the last post about Japan for a while. Here are the pictures I promised.
Erin and I on a ferry to Megijima Island.
These are our 'Oni faces', 'Oni' being demon in Japanese. This island was famous for its caves which were supposed to house evil spirits. At least, that is until Momotaro, the Peach Boy, a famous folk hero, came to kill them all.
This is me posing as Momotaro. That is my 'Oni vanquishing' face. Not to be confused with my 'Oni face'.
A typical train station in Japan. Its looks just like it is portrayed in every anime I've ever seen. Well, the ones that take place in Japan. We took the train everywhere.
those are octopus traps lying in a heap there. I found them very interesting.
Taking a rest on our island tour. I guess you can't tell but it was really hot.
A Shinto shrine in Erin's neighborhood. Right next to the car dealership and the dentist.
eating ramen in Japan. How much more Japanese could you get? It was delicious.
the beautiful lotus blossoms. I wish I could have taken a thousand more pictures of them.
Erin and I feeding the turtles and fish at the gardens.
this is how I got bit by a turtle. It didn't hurt, really, it was just surprising.
Me, chillin' like a villain at a local Shinto shrine.
Me in my yukata.
Erin's ghetto dojo
Erin and her sensei discussing her black belt certificate.
Erin showing her fellow martial artists.
My constant traveling companion, Miguel Sanchez, has a solitary moment by a rice field.