For Those Who Don’t Care About J-Drama…

September 21, 2009

…here are some photos from my latest jaunt into Osaka. Nothing fancy, just photos of buildings. Stay tuned though…tomorrow, I have a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT sure to let down all y’all.

Buildings

Buildings

Building with the semi-visible satelites houses a major TV channel

Building with the semi-visible satelites houses a major TV channel

More buildings, joy!

More buildings, joy!

Only America's finest gets over here

Only America's finest gets over here

Life Without Buildings...great band and a philosophy I should adopt for photography

Life Without Buildings...great band and a philosophy I should adopt for photography

Peace

Peace

OK, this post won’t be entirely of photos, as I found possibly the one place in all of Japan that acknowledges the existence of the NFL in Osaka. Dubbed “QB Club,” this store was part of a bigger sports establishment also featuring “Alleyoop” (selling mostly Lakers championship shirts) and “LAX Kong” (selling, uh, nothing but lacrosse equipment).

LAX Kong is no Donkey Kong

LAX Kong is no Donkey Kong

The football portion of the store had everything you’d want from a football store in Japan. Mini-helmets! Framed pictures of Peyton Manning! A Florida University championship shirt (what)! So much Super Bowl memorabilia that I’m deadly curious how it got all the way to Osaka. There also were small hints – like a jersey and a helmet – indicating that “Japan Football” existed somewhere. I didn’t spend long in QB Club, but I hope to one day dig deeper into it’s USC replica jerseys and Terrell Owens bobbleheads.

Super Bowl hat collection

Super Bowl hat collection

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