Wow! cute, curly pig. Ahh… it’s not good to talk about pigs right now. :-) We have not found any cases of swine flu in Japan yet. But maybe soon... I need a mask.
Crazy Japanese TV ads for Dole Banana.
In Kyoto, they have the "Gozan no Okuribi" festival in August. It's a famous fire festival that uses fire to form a kanji character on the mountainside. By the way, this year, the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial is held in Nigata and the Yamamoji project is an art event for the Triennial, similar to the one in Okuribi.