Ok, so considering that Joseph Tame is very much Japan-orientated, this should not come as much of surprise.

Except that I’m in the UK.

Ahh, natsukashii. This Bullet Train may have been an old model (no longer in service in Japan), but still, it did feel rather real in a funny way.

Amazing what you come across when you go in search of vikings.

(Here, *Cough* does something that very few Japanese have done – touches the nose of a Shinkansen!!)

[what was even more surprising than finding the Shinkansen was finding a photo of Yokohama station in 1964. It’s basically in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by rice paddies!! Quite unlike the huge city that it serves today.]