2007-07-31

It's Pandemonia!

A popular pandemic of Panda products presently proliferates the populus and panders to my psyche!

This train conducter is eating 南部せんべい (nanbu senbei-a peanut encrusted snack) from the Southern part of Iwate.

These cute little attachments to Kirin brand, 玉露の生茶 (gyokuro no namacha = refined tea) are now sprung on the masses. It showcases 48 different pandas wearing a variety of costumes and promoting an edible specialty from different regions throughout the country. Unfortunately, I take off for Canada on Thursday, so I won't be able to buy many. But I'll get a few and pawn them off on my pals in the Great White North.
This Hawaiian beauty is offering up some 喜多方ラーメン (kitakata ramen), a noodle dish famous in the Central Fukushima prefecture.


I'll leave you with this panda anime, but caution, the music is awful, you may want to turn it off!

4 comments:

Nicole said...

I've been sucked into trying to collect all these silly pandas... and that's how I came across your blog. Ironically, I am also an English teacher in Sendai, but I've only just arrived. So when you make it back, if you see a girl buying six bottles of 生茶 at a 7-11, it's probably me. ^^;

Michael Jones said...

I may have one or two left over when I get back to town. I'll save them for you!
Keep in touch,
Michael

Nicole said...

thanks! have a nice vacation and safe trip back to Japan!

Michael Jones said...

Hey Nicole,
I don't know how to contact you otherwise, but if you're not busy, there's an event at Shaft tomorrow. If you need directions, check out their website http://www.clubshaft.com/

or email me:
aoxoltl ATMARK ezweb.ne.jp

I may have a panda or two that you need!
Michael-sensei

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