WEEKEND EDITION: I really need to buy a small camera

January 18, 2009 12:30 am Published by

As much as I like my Foma F906i mobile by Docomo, the camera just doesn’t really cut it compared to the other photos on here. That said, anything’s better than nothing, and here’s some stuff that happened this week.

We made the trip up from Tokyo to Tochigi and Fukushima to shoot a couple of cars for Autosalon magazine. Good thing I had snow tyres on, as this was getting a lot worse the further we went through it.

I think I wrote once before in someone else’s blog that “food posts are the cancer of car blogs”.
This is the Weekend Edition though, so it doesn’t really matter, and I know some of you guys are into this sort of stuff, so here’s some really spicy negi ramen in a local Utsunomiya ramen-ya. Not a single word of English was written anywhere in the restaurant, and the only Roman characters to be seen spelled “Asahi”.

Yeah, well, it’s kind of obvious, isn’t it? Still, we have to keep it professional.

I don’t care what you’re read or heard about Nakai’s Rauh Welt workshop before. It’s better than that.

About a million times better.

Once again, I was with a professional photographer helping out with translation, but that didn’t stop me enjoying having a long talk to Nakai-san about his history and present.

Nakai’s favourite ramen shop, where we ate his favourite spicy miso ramen. He said that’s the only dish he orders, no tonkotsu, no shoyu, just miso. So that’s what we all ate, with a side of gyoza and hanraisu.

This dodgy photo is almost an injustice. I promise to go back sometime and take some proper photos for myself and you guys.

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  • Jeremy says:

    yeah, I saw the ramen photo and immediately cringed. I love the stuff, but its amazing how much food gets stuffed onto blogs in Japan, regardless of the topic.

  • BlueSlug says:

    wonderful wonderousness, just plain win.

    Kumakubo’s evo X is alright, but i MUCH prefer Nakai-san’s 930! :D:D:D

  • Rauh-Welt’s S15 was in an issue of HPI going back a way. That 911 is dead sexy, although I hope that rear wing provides some serious downforce…

  • Fury-S12 says:

    not a fan of porsches matte black or not but i do love that s15 of theres awesome workshop too

    kumakubo’s Evo X is awesome too but i wanna see more pics of the truck wiht boat loads of chrome and the flat thing in front of it lol