(Sept 10) As an important part of the Meiji government’s plans to develop Hokkaido, a network of prisons was set up around the island. Prisoners from all over Japan were… Read more »
(Sept 10) Views from a train, cornfields and fast food. Hokkaido is sometimes compared to the American West, and it does present similar views of flat, open farmland stretching out… Read more »
(Sept 9) Many of the more entertaining shops in Sapporo can be found in the Tanukikoji, a covered shopping arcade that extends for 8 blocks in the southeast quarter of… Read more »
(Sept 9) If you have some free time in Sapporo, it might be worthwhile to check of the Botanic Garden of Hokkaido University, which includes a small but well-stocked natural… Read more »
(Sept 8) If you want to learn about the history of Hokkaido, the Hokkaido Historical Museum is a good place to start.
(Sept. 7) Train delays, quick overview of Sapporo, beer, lamb and a traffic accident. Sapporo is the capital of Hokkaido prefecture and the largest city on the island.
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Cosplayers and other characters at the New York Anime Festival. (Click for larger images.)
Photos of cosplayers at Connecticon 08.
Here are some photos that I think are interesting, but which don’t seem to fit anywhere else.