Then I headed back to the the Asahi Beer Hall area because there seemed to be exciting things afoot around there that I didn't have time to deal with when I was there on a mission. Walking only a few yards, I saw that I could take a river cruise. I had given up on the idea of a river cruise. I had gone checked-out a couple of websites and couldn't make hide nor hair of what was on them. But here I was, with a little time, so I jumped aboard.
|My fellow passengers.
|An encampment of homeless.
|There are lots of these gates. I assume they are for flood control.
|You know what they say in Zimbabwe, "Beware the mouse, because he is really a rat."
Just when I was beginning to think that I would get through this trip without being hassled by the cops...
All the podcasts on living in Japan I listened to before coming here had episodes on being hassled by the cops. Sometime recently I was in conversation and the subject of my passport came up. A person was surprised I had it on me. I was surprised he didn't have his on him. I don't remember who it was, but he was a foreigner. I always have my passport on my person when I am in a foreign country. Having it just settles things real quickly. Yesterday in Ueno Station having it settled things real quickly. They could have not stopped there, but they would have needed a good excuse. Not having the passport on me would have been a real good excuse. There is something real wrong about being hassled by cops who are not even half your age.
|And Echo Park is supposed to have a lily pond?