Now that’s a nice car.
Take it for a spin at the Toyota Automobile Museum in Nagoya.
No, it isn’t a metaphor. There are literally monkeys on the road. Yakushima Macaques to be exact. Driving through the forests on Yakushima while making a round, I chanced upon some deers and monkeys.
I found it simply amazing that a small island in the pacific has indigenous wildlife!
Inakahama beach is a quiet beach in the northwest quadrant of Yakushima. It’s said that Yakushima gets 35 days of rain a month! Sunny days like this are rare occurrences.
It’s actually pretty good. Even better when served with sashimi soy sauce with some garlic mixed in.
The thing on the right is actually chicken gizzard. This is not a dish easily found in Tokyo. However, it’s easily available in Kagoshima. One could easily pick it up at the supermarkets.
There’s chicken, and then there’s chicken that can be consumed as sashimi. Don’t pick the wrong one. ^^.
Spent new year’s eve in Kagoshima and new year’s day waiting for the first sunrise (hatsu hi no de – 初日の出) at Yoshino Park.
Didn’t manage to get a clear photo of the sun like I did for previous new years, but I’m quite happy with this one; the sun rising just to the left of ash-spewing Sakurajima.
My ritual for this new year is complete!
Happy New Year!
You know what I find amazing about the photos in this post?