Howdy,

I have returned to the intert00bs and come bearing photos. Having had several people misinterpret my intentions when dealing with philosophy, I will reassure you that my intentions are to support sound scientific, rational, evidence based reasoning and will only tackle scientific questions when philosophy attempts to contradict rationality. If you disagree with those intentions, then you are likely continuing your misinterpretation as it should conflict with no one’s belief system (except maybe Christian Scientists and other anti-rationalist philosophies [note: I have seen signs at various places of worship exclaiming, “A rational mind is the hand of Satan,” which is where I base this claim.]). This is not to mention the Methodist preacher who assaulted my profession when I was nice enough to visit his church to spend some time with my family before I left for Japan … luckily, I don’t hold grudges 😀 .

Now on to the real stuff. A few weeks ago, I attended the International Conference of Photo Excited Processes and Applications (ICPEPA-6) in Sappporo Japan. It was a lot of fun, but being as it was my first conference, I made it my duty to attend all of the talks and discussions. I didn’t get to tour the city very much, unfortunately, but I did get to take some really interesting photos of the Ainu Museum outside of Chitose. Enjoy!

Drying fish that have been smoking for nearly a year at the time of this photo.

Drying fish that have been smoking for nearly a year at the time of this photo.

Traditional Ainu houses.

Traditional Ainu houses.

Boats anchored off of the shore of the lake in the Museum. The Ainu focused mostly on meats and much less on grains in their diets.

Boats anchored off of the shore of the lake in the Museum. The Ainu focused mostly on meats and much less on grains in their diets.

Giant Wooden Caving (I'm sorry, but I forgot who/what it depicts)

Giant Wooden Caving (I'm sorry, but I forgot who/what it depicts)

I am not entirely certiain, but I like the multiple lines in the photo

I am not entirely certiain, but I like the multiple lines in the photo

Animals kept at the museum which are animals that the Ainu often dealt with.

Animals kept at the museum which are animals that the Ainu often dealt with.

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*Edit*

I have a bunch of new pictures since moving to Tokyo on Thursday, but I will need a bit of time to organize them and post them. Sorry for being such a delinquent 😉 .