I didn’t see the chariots this year:
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“Meat Day” Comes on the 29th of Every Month in Japantown – But Uh Oh: “Except for Sausage, Bacon, Ham”Friday, October 4th, 2013
This is a monthly thing for four-star Yelp-rated Nijiya Market at 1737 Post St (between Buchanan and Webster) in Godforsaken, windblown, Redeveloped, and concrete-and-clay-and-general-decay Japantown.*
But what’s this,”EXCEPT FOR SAUSAGE, BACON, HAM?”
Those are like the three best animals, man!
A good thing is when the have cases of “imported” Sapporo Draft (aka Premium) (kara サッポロビール株式会社 Sapporo Bīru Kabushiki-gaisha) on sale for $13. (Yeah, imported from Ontario, Canada(!), but I guess an import is an import.)
Anyway, enjoy your Meat Days, San Francisco!
Homer: Are you saying you’re never going to eat any animal again? What about bacon?
Homer: Pork chops?
Lisa: Dad, those all come from the same animal.
Homer: Heh heh heh. Ooh, yeah, right, Lisa. A wonderful, magical animal.
*I haven’t a clue on how to best fix earthquake-unsafe J-Town. Before the Great Recession, the solution was going to be something like 500 new condos in the nabe, each with a $100,000 fee tacked on to help pay for a new Japantown Garage and whatnot. But some businesses inside the horrible mall buildings are thriving and some are not, so it’s not an easy call to have a giant implosion and just start over. And, up to now, there’s been no money for that kind of thing anyway…
The Krishnas came out in force…
…from all over:
And everyone was invited to the “FREE FEAST,” of sorts:
This was the race course:
And here are all the deets:
See you next year!
The signs in the windows on Post Street tell the story – MEAT DAY is coming this Sunday, March 29th. If this is all you can see, then it’s tough to figure out the meaning. The only clues are bull, rooster, and pig icons along with Chinese characters that literally mean “meat day” or “day of meat.”
But this is in Japantown, so the pronunciation “Niku no Hi” can also sound like “2-9 Day” – “ni” is the voicing for “two” and “ku” is one of the ways of saying “nine.
Mit-te [look]! It’s Meat Day! Click to expand.
Is fish included? No, ’cause meat is meat and fish is fish.
Why isn’t it 29% off? Good question.
Is the 29th of every month Meat Day? Don’t know.
Are ham, sausage, deli items and advertised sale items elegible for 20% off too? Another good question – the answer is no, those things are not included in the celebration according to the fine print.
But isn’t there a pig icon in the poster? Yes, good point.
What about bacon? All the kids are loving the bacon these days, right? Perhaps, but don’t know.
See you Sunday at Meat Day!
Lyrics after the jump