Sunday, June 12, 2005

Yatai? Yatta!

This post serves several purposes. First of all, this link contains excellent photos of Japanese food stalls. Secondly, if you haven't yet, visit masamania.com and see other photographs this Japanese guy shows there. His posts capture the Japanese madness perfectly. I thought maybe my blog could be something like Masamania.com, but no, I don't take as much photos and my English is not bad enough. Thirdly, seeing his photos makes me remember my Tokyo visits and makes me sad I cannot visit it again immediately. Below is a photo from my second (and last) Tokyo visit (click to see the details of "Japanese folk craft"):
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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

When it comes to Yatai, I don't think it's the "madness" of Japanese. Respectively, I could say that buying overpriced cotton candy and other useless stuff at the funfair in CR is exactly the same type of madness and I always see Czech people doing it. Cz Yatai is just a part of festivals (usually religious) or tourist spots. It's the atmosphere which matters. Secondly, the food is not THAT bad, if you avoid sweets. There is not much to fuck up on fried squid or yakisoba, it's an equivalent of hot dog, in terms of complexity...

Anonymous said...

... but the pictures were nice, thanks for the link.

Fuxoft said...

I wasn't refering specifically to "Yatai" as madness but to the whole masamania.com site in general. It captures the general "madness" of Tokyo quite well.

Anonymous said...

Fair enough.

Anonymous said...

Dear Johnny English,
what about
"... I don't take as many photos and my English is not good enough."

Yours

Bough

Fuxoft said...

Well, sonny, dat wouldave beena goddamn lie!

Anonymous said...

http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/yatta.php

Fuxoft said...

"Yatta!" in Japanese means something akin to "Hooray!" in English. The song you linked is by comedy group called "Green Leaves". See for example http://www.syberpunk.com/cgi-bin/index.pl?page=yatta