What a surprise to see this while out and about in Tokyo today. I couldn't make out what it was. A handbag sized dog? An exotic cat, since it had the mannerisms that were akin to a cat...? I asked a passerby and she said it was a tanuki. It looks nothing like my image of a tanuki a furry "raccoon dog" according to my dictionary... apparently tanuki in many parts of Japan have become infected with mange... A delight to see a tanuki, but seriously tempered by its poor condition. I'm not sure what, if anything, is being done to remedy the mange in the population...
Monday, 8 June 2015
|Peach, mandarin, banana flavoured potato chips|
It perhaps doesn't compete with Vegemite Cadbury's dairy milk, but the supermarket last night was selling peach, mandarin and banana flavoured potato chips. Hiro, being a sucker for food novelty (which doesn't extend to Vegemite chocolate) opted to buy the peach and the mandarin. Ghastly stuff. Resist the temptation..!