Osaka was extremely cold and rainy so the only skating that I did was indoors at the Pyxis Skatepark in Wakayama.
5 days in town, 2 sessions and that was it for the skateboarding.
The rest of the time was for chilling super hard in tourist mode.
In Japan they have this weird symbol that's the opposite of a swastika and they use it to symbolize churches or something.
This little bike is one of the four that Junji's girl Maizy owns. Oh and it's a fixed gear.
Contrary to popular belief, I don't have anything against fixed gear bikes, it's the cool guy fixed queers that are generally found on them that I dislike intensely.
The bike was super fun to ride and explore Junji's neighborhood with.
This little spot was at the entrance to Ogimachi Koen Park, down the road from Junji's apartment.
I'm hitting this up next time for sure.
Spent a little bit of yen trying to acquire a special Kamen Rider V3 can from this vending machine.
Didn't get it.
Kind of a bummer.
Junji got this little birdy for Maizy on her birthday.
It likes to talk.
My wife came from Tokyo a few days before she was my officially my wife.
Does that make sense?
It was her first time in Osaka so we took her to some mandatory touristy spots like Dotombori.
This banked gem is only about a minute walk away from Glico Man.
Would have loved to session it but I didn't have a board with me and besides the Treevisions dudes already done did it.
Everybody loves Osaka, it's impossible not to.
Takashi works in a restaurant too so we feel each other's pain.
However on this night we were celebrating the wonderfully delicious combination of beers...
Osaka is famous for this and the restaurant where Takashi chefs it up at is also famous and very crowded.
Dude hooked it up though and he is seriously amazing on the culinary shit.
Posing outside with Chef Takashi, Junji and Junji's favorite pair of pants!
Junji's latest DVD LALALA Osaka is a officially a runaway hit, and we coincidentally just happened to see a window with this in it nearby.
Me and the Mrs. took a 40 minute side trip to Kyoto for the day to get some culture.
This place was gold, Jerry.
Meanwhile, back in O-Town, there are trippy little spots everywhere.
Sessioned this marble deal before, not bad and there are a several of them in a row next to each other.
Tokyu Hands is easily my favorite store in Japan.
9 floors of everything and anything guaranteed to blow your mind.
This diagram of various facial hair patterns and their corresponding names was in the electronic shaver section.
These mustaches however are all about the party.
Possibly the best thing I bought on the whole trip.
Plug into your computer's USB port and this motherfucker does sit-ups!
Rocky, Apollo Creed and Clubber Lang from Rocky III!
Of course I got Clubber Lang, are you kidding me?
Osaka killed it as usual.