Posting is slow this month again. I'm back to revising my screenplay, plus occasionally plugging in a little more of the Flying Swordsmen RPG. So not much time to blog. So here are some pictures I took while I was in Japan (these are all from way back in 2003-2004).
Maizuru-Jo (Dancing Crane Castle remains) in Kofu. They're slowly working on restoring bits of the castle.
Photo of Kofu, with Mt. Fuji in the background, taken from the top of the castle walls.
Detail work from the Minobu-san Kuonji (Mt. Minobu Kuon Temple).
Temple bell at Kuonji.
Me and one of the Takeda's 24 Generals at the annual Shingen-Kou Matsuri (Lord Shingen Festival). Takeda Shingen was considered one of the greatest military minds of feudal Japan, so they honor him every year by dressing hundreds of drunk folks up in armor and spears and swords and guns and marching them around town. (I don't think I actually ended up on TV--no one said they saw me anyway.)
Some of the foot soldiers. We had a prime vantage point that year, right in front of Starbucks and just down from the judge's stage.