Dennis A. Amith

A Lifestyle, Personal Style and Travel Blog

The One about Collecting Japanese Baseball Cards

For Japanese baseball fans, you will more than likely run into many, may they be in Japan or outside of Japan, who are baseball card collectors. Personally, I have been a card collector for many years. From MLB, NFL, NBA packs to comic book-related cards and different stages in my life. Granted, a lot of my card buying days took place back in my younger years, as a child who would hope to get baseball […]

The One about Shimochari Bicycle Service in Shimokitazawa

Shimokitazwa is known for its shops and restaurants but for those looking for a bike or need bike service should stroll by Shimochari Bicycle Service owned by Hajime. When going inside the shop,  you’ll notice that there are is a lot of love for California, may it be surf-inspired signs (or American signs in general) to his line of California Bikes that many people purchase and want to stroll in a beach cruiser-like jitensha (bicycle) […]

The One about Daikokuten Kyooji Temple in Yanaka

In Yanaka, near Nippori Station, is a temple called Daikokuten Kyooji Temple. While not a huge temple, the temple does date back from the Edp Period and inside, there is a statue of Daitokuten, one of the Seven Lucky Gods (shichifukujin).  The statue is said to have been carved by Nichiren (1222-1282) himself (a tale that is really not possible). Daitokuten is considered to be the God of Earth, Agriculture, Rice, Farmers, the Kitchen, & […]