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:
- Watching the Hakone Ekiden: a practical guide to Japan’s biggest race
- Winning the Hakone Ekiden: greatest comebacks, 1986-2016
(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: