I spent Monday afternoon walking around Mito City and Lake Senba (while K was having her hair done) trying out my new camera and its many features. One drawback of buying it Japan is the lack of an English language instruction manual.
Mito City - I didn't notice the Hummer (or Dhummer as I call them) until I downloaded the picture.I have the manual on the computer now, having downloaded it from the Canon website, but as it is 175 pages long, I'm not about to print it out. So, when I've got the camera out "in the field", I don't have access to the book. When I figure out what is essential, I'll print a few pages for handy reference until I've learned it well enough. My initial impression, by the way, is that it is an excellent camera.
Swan on Lake Senba with Kairakuen park in the distance.
Anyway, it was a beautiful day at the lake and I did learn a few things about the camera (and reminded of how tired my legs feel the day after walking for three hours straight).
Tuesday, May 1st, there were major demonstrations in Tokyo for peace (and for keeping Japan's peace constitution intact). You can see some pics over at Martin's blog: Kurashi News from Japan.
Locally, we saw a demonstration of a different sort - at Kashima Jingu shrine. It was the very exciting martial art of Yabusame - ritual archery on horseback!