Boxes of curry, a very popular food in Japan.
There are many different kinds of jello (purin) in Japan, from apple to coffee-flavored.
Soba, noodles made from buckwheat, are served in noodleshops around Japan.
Mochi, made from pressed rice, is a delicious side dish and dessert.
A pricing table for the Hokkaido train system.
A beautiful black kimono.
A beautiful kimono featuring a cherry blossom (sakura) pattern.
Boxes of osechi, while beautiful and tasty, are often extremely pricey.
Chilled coffees and teas in a local shop.
Instant Ramen, always a popular item, is shown here, pre-packaged with bowls.
The colonel gets into the spirit on Chldren's Day in Japan by dressing up samurai style.
A close-up of some cheeses in a Japanese grocery store.
Different kinds of fresh fish ready to be prepared.
A day in the life of the Diet. The House of Representatives meets in Japan.
Another beautiful kimono.
Tofu, a necessity for vegetarians around the globe, is available in many types in Japan.
Coffee has been enjoying a boom in popularity in Japan the past few decades.
A variety of meats.
Packages of miso
Image taken at the wedding ceremony of Prince Akihito and Shoda Michiko. The prince deviated from previous tradition in marrying a woman of his own choosing.
Andy Bernard and Brendan Eagan take some time out from their hike to pose with a dormant volcano in the background.
Harry Potter books on display for sale, Japanese style.
These classically designed Japanese buildings speak of older times. They could be found in any city in Japan, although these happen to stand on the famous island of Miyajima. The building in the middle is a restaurant that I ended up eating a fantastic meal of cold ramen, boiled eggs, and fresh vegetables.
Two girls wait to have their makeup applied prior to the Himesama Dohchuu parade. Himesama Dohchuu. April, 1998.
Pickled vegetables are very popular in Japan.