Saturday, August 13, 2016

August - Some Like It Hot - Some don't!

There's no beating the heat so I just give in and gear up with my camera and hit the streets.

Actually, I'm starting out the back alleys of the Noge district.

I don't care how much concrete is poured in this town, there is always room for a little dirt for flowers to grow in.

In an entertainment district like Noge the delivery of booze is serious business. Delivery trucks are small enough to fit down the smallest back streets and alleys. Not only do they deliver they also pick up the empties.

Izakaiya worker's aprons washed and drying in the morning sun.

She stands in front of the restaurant 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, greets every customer with her exotic smile, never complains... she's the perfect hostesses.

Umeya Chicken - super high quality, buy it raw or already cooked. It's not cheap, it's good!

The guiding hand of a good woman; just what every man needs.

A family picnic under a shade tree - that's how one beats the heat.

The breeze of the sea is another way to make the heat and humidity of August a little more tolerable.

Some people just cave in to the heat and feel miserable.

Office ladies are immune to the heat and humidity, they just mentally block it out and go about their business.

Another guy practicing the art of sitting in one place and watching the world go buy.

One of Yokohama's finest policewomen.

This is just what I need to block the sun's rays from frying my brain. I like the green one.

The wonderful aromas coming out of these restaurants in China Town easily help keep one's mind off the heat of the day.

This steamer has done a lot of steaming in it's lifetime.

I don't care how hot it gets out here! This beats the heck out of  staying home and watching TV.

People watching beats TV watching every time.

Crossing the river to Motomachi.

The lady in red

Backpacking in the back streets.

It's a comfortable place to stroll with a friend.

It's a short walk up a steep hill to get to the Harbor View park.

And, the view from up here is spectacular.

We're all friends here.  Smiles are infectious.

Not only is there a pleasant breeze up here on the bluff, there's also love in the air!

Back down on the ground where the asphalt is hot enough to fry eggs and everyone is sweating. What can we do to cool off?


The simple wind chime. It provides a physiological boost to mentally beating the heat.

Girl power! They don't care how hot or gold it is, they just want to have fun.

I see the Peace Boat is back in port.

A refreshing glass of ice coffee would be good right about now.

While some people are picking up the pace...

...others are just going through the motions.

Some are struggling to just put one foot in front of the other.

As for me, it's time to go underground and have a nice cold beer at the stand bar!

Thanks for stopping by!

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