Well the Olympics are done. Safe to say Rio did a fantastic job with this version of the Summer Games?
Japan made a splash in the medal count as well as a splashy appearance in the closing ceremonies, the prime minister making his statement disguised as perhaps the most famous modern Japanese cultural export.
The world got a glimpse of the future and the past at the same time with a spectacular display of cutting edge technology and iconic cultural images. Well at least the world that has TV’s.
Meanwhile, people in Japan carried on with their usual lives, spending time with friends and family, enjoying summer events like beach BBQ’s or camping trips, or traveling around famous spots in the country or overseas.
Who are we kidding. Summer’s all about homework!
One family at least made a trip to the 5th station on Mt. Fuji, from where they brought me this:
It’s a pen! It’s a samurai!
What more could you ask for? Obviously, I’m super happy to now own a samurai character as well as a new pen since you can never have too many of those, but there’s more.
The manufacturers of this particular trinket decided to top things off with a (not so subtle?) DAJARE.
If you like, please leave your favorite examples of DAJARE in the comment section below.