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Very famous shoyu based ramen near Shirakawa in Fukushima. A must for visitors who have time to stop over here. This is also listed in a few ramen guides. This was an excellent bowl of ramen.
So I finally got around to going up there to Shin-Okubo, the land of Seoul via the Yamanote Line. Been putting this trip off for years for personal reasons; I am not a fan of Hanlleyu. I knew why I came up this way, and for none other reason than the food, and maybe to bask in the nausea of Korean romanticist who steal Japanese Jukujo's souls. But honestly, I like spicy food and stews and pickled vegetables that challenge my taste buds. I also love the little funky cafes that line the main thoroughfares and alley ways, each with their own little eclectic menus and interior decor. This place is Korea.
Shin-Okuba represents more than just a place to relish in Korean culinary delights and K-pop culture, but a place where Koreans can express themselves through their culture. You can feel the local vibe in the air as you're walking down narrow walkways and footpaths. I have personally been to mainland Korea six times, so a lot of the nostalgia was there …
August is peak summer season in Japan. We can look forward to some of the most spectacular fireworks displays and festivals in the world, especially in places like Tohoku and Kanto regions. August is also the most contentious month of the year in Japan; with the end of the war and war-related guilt. Then there's the great exodus back home for millions of Japanese. Obon season is what it's called in Japan, and it's where families return to their hometowns to remember their ancestors and to spend time with loved ones. Gravestones are visited, cleaned, and washed; rice or alcohol is often placed on miniature altars next to a headstone. This is a way for Japanese to reconnect with their roots; a way for them to stay grounded and founded in the ways of tradition and cultural protocol.
For the foreign tourist, some places will be overcrowded and expensive to reach; for Japanese, this is normal and can't be helped. Wherever you go there will be lines and h…
While writing this, I was listening to "Going Through Changes" by Eminem
No, I haven't lost any love for momma, Japanese Jukujo that is, and yes, I do have a special place in my heart for young Japanese women, too.
But then....then I glance over and there's a momma, a delectable Japanese Jukujo momma. Fully rounded, and fully figured and fair healthy skinned. Full fine silky muff fujii mounds.
From this point I feel I need to qualify my remarks more thoroughly, though, especially when referencing women in general. Firstly, it cannot be denied that there are beautiful women all over the world and from a variety of different backgrounds. Women are people. However, in this essay I would like to take it a little further.
For me, living in Japan I have created a world unto myself so to speak. I believe that some people create reasons for doing things, more so than there actually being a real need for doing said things, while others drift along accepting any an…