One of our fellow foreigners was out walking around his area and made the mistake of speaking to a local. Minutes later he was kidnapped and made to join a cult take part in an annual community dance celebrating the time a passing visitor dug the area out of some deep bad-harvest problems by gifting them some pumpkins. Every year since, the locals have performed a ceremony commemorating this.

Continue reading “TAKADA PUMPKIN FESTIVAL 2019.”


Apparently I can’t own a car here. Well, I can, but I have to pay 3 types of insurance, I have to prove I have a parking space, I have to have the police back me up that I have a parking space and then I have to draw 2 maps of where the parking space is in relation to my house. And that parking space has to be within 2km of the house.

And that makes me want a car more. And the Japanese know how to rub them in my face (cars).

So I’m going to do the same, here’s the cars I’ve been stalking.

Continue reading “MY JAPANESE CAR LUST PART 1.”


Sunset round the back of the supermarket, Niigata. The top tourist attraction.

How are you? Good to hear. I’ve found myself living in Japan. I’ve no idea what I’m doing. I have nothing to do for a year so you’re going to read about it.