-･- From My Everyday Life to Japanese Culture -･- Why don't you see the real Japan, not the typical foreigners' version.
As I said, I went to a shopping mall yesterday.
The mall is within a mile from the hotel. I could walk down there because it was occasionally cloudy. (This town is always ridiculously sunny. The daylong sunshine is almost murderous.)
I introduce few things I found along the way.
Unacceptable blue Torii (鳥居: a Shinto shrine gate) at the entrance of a sushi restaurant
Maybe, it’s the Florida style. This façade tells that an owner of the restaurant is not Japanese or not religious Japanese. A vermilion-lacquered Torii (most common) would ward off evil spirits and marks the transition from the sacred to the profane, but this one….
Three wise monkeys: See no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil.
I never thought I'd see you guys here!
It seems that garden décor items in the motif of the monkeys are sort of popular in the US.
I watched a telecast of women's softball at a sports bar. If it’s local cable television broadcasting, no company plans to broadcast this minor sport in Japan. It shows a high interest in sports, and I think more people support softball players in the US than Japan.
Shopping is therapeutic for women whether in a high-end store or not.
I bought these for myself, and they costed me about as much as two-night stay at a hotel in which I was thinking to move yesterday!