Remember the really loud political shouting vans that I saw in Shizuoka? Well, unfortunately, today they made their way to Fujieda and parked themselves right at the station - which is across the street from my school. Needless to say, it was quite loud during my lunch break, but luckily they only stayed for about an hour. Here's a little sample of the ruckus:
After work, I went out with some co-workers to an izakaya for some drinks and such. Of course, the food was much different than the hot dogs, hamburgers, and other American food I would have had back home:
Edamame, which has become one of my favorite things to get at izakayas here.