Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Random Photos / ランダム・写真

Just a few random photos I took on one of my various walks.  These were actually taken in my neighborhood, except for the first three which were taken in a part of Shin Okubo that isn't Korea Town.

またまたランダム写真の特集。最初の3枚を除いて下記の写真はうちの近所の近くで撮ったやつ。 最初の3枚は韓国じゃない新大久保に撮った。




As you can see, this Mosque is located on the fourth floor of a building (and the building looks nothing at all like the picture)

特徴のない普通のビルの4階にモスクがある。あの写真の様ではございません。




Pomegranate Juice Drink just sounded too good to pass up.  The wife decided on Mango.  We also found these in the part of Shin Okubo where there are hardly any Korean shops or restaurants.  The area is full of halal shops which also sells a lot of spices as well.  You would think you're somewhere in the Middle East or the Muslim neighborhoods of Southeast Asia as the above drinks are a product of Thailand.

ザクロジュースが美味しそうに見えたンので買っちゃいました。嫁にマンゴジュースを。新大久保なのにこの一部がまた違う雰囲気が味わえる。モスクもあるし、ハラルフードショップも様々。ハラルはイスラム教で許されてる食べ物など。スパイスの香りも凄い!まるで中近東や東南アジアにあるイスラム教の国にいるみたい。ザクロとマンゴジュースもタイの商品でした。



This is a dessert called besan barfie made with Bengal gram (chickpea flour), ghee, sugar, raisins, walnuts, and cardamon.  I found it to be quite delicious but my wife said it smelled and tasted like medicine. 

これはベイスン・バーフィーというデザートです。材料はベイスン(ひよこ豆粉)、ギー、レーズン、砂糖、クルミ、とカルダモン。自分が結構気に入りましたが、自分の嫁は一口食べて薬みたいでやだと言われた。


The following pictures are some grafitti I discovered in my neighborhood.  They aren't murals, but at least they are as bad as some of the tags you see around town.

次の写真は近所で見つけたグラフィティ。壁画ではないんですが、ただの落書きでもちょっと違う感じかする。










The next few pictures were taken along a ryokudo (walking path).

次の写真はうちの近くの緑道で撮ったもの。















And yes, Tokyo isn't just full of temples and shrines.  There are churches as well.

そうそう、東京はお寺や神社だらけではない。教会もありますよ。




What can that be in the middle of the road?

道の真ん中にあるは何だろう?




One shoe!  I wonder where the other one is, or rather, what happened to the person who had been wearing it?

一足の靴だ!もう一つは何処にあるんだろう、とういうより、入った人はどうなったのか???

2 comments:

lvroftiques said...

Awww thanks for putting me on the sidebar Ern. I'd love some of that juice...can you pass me a can? How goes life in Japan? Is there ongoing trouble from the quake? We've had about a gazillion days of rain here in Wash. But that didn't stop M and I from going out for Cinco de Mayo...ARRIBA!! LOL! V

Tokyo Ern said...

I put it on the sidebar after you left your first comment on some time ago. Been reading your posts. I think I might even have a couple of things you would appreciate in our tiny little abode. Off to Maui tomorrow!