Red Bull Air Race

Not that I want to promote the event or anything but I managed to get some pics at the Air Race.  These are the Small JPEGS via the camera WiFi; if someone has a burning desire for higher resolutions just leave a comment and I'll upload them later.

Weird Japanese Festivals – The Scarecrow Festival

Japan is a really diverse country; especially for one so homogeneous when it comes to the population. This is partly due to the island nature of the country, and partially due to the oppressive rule of the shogunate that lasted from 1192-1860-ish. This restricted the movement of commoners, so different prefectures developed a lot of … Continue reading Weird Japanese Festivals – The Scarecrow Festival