My primary blog was approaching its storage limits, so I started uploading photos to this blog and linking from those blog posts to this site. Here’s a summary of recent entries:

(1) Hakone Ekiden:

Two posts about the great Hakone Ekiden relay race:

(2) Bamboo forests

As described in the following post, there are several places in the Tokyo area with bamboo groves worth visiting:

Bamboo also features prominently in the film Kuroneko “Black Cat” (1968).

(3) Shinjuku streetcar and Golden Gai

A post about the changing face of Shinjuku’s Golden Gai bar district, which used to have a streetcar running next to it.

Also, some posts with historical photos of the area to the east of Shinjuku Station over the years: