Sakura Matsuri @ Night

Fujigaoka, Aichi This weekend, the city held a small festival to celebrate the blooming of the cherry blossom trees. After work, I needed to hit the supermarket before heading home so I had a reason to stick around. Most things were already closed up for the night though.

Toyohashi Station Flower Arrangement

I love that even in winter, we can still see flowers and such. This was an arrangement that was placed adjacent to the turnstiles at Toyohashi station around Christmas time. This is actually the second of two arrangements, the first of which was displayed from the week preceding to Christmas eve, followed by this one […]

Illumination in Kanayama

There’s an interesting illumination display in the shopping center next to Kanayama station. I’m not sure what the theme is per say, but I imagine that it might be fantasy or something similar. Regardless, it’s rather unique and incredibly beautiful when lit up at night. In the day, it’s a bit… Well, you judge for […]

Not-Quite Typhoons

We’ve been getting a ton of rain this month. There’s been at least one actual typhoon to hit Nagoya, but we’ve also been experiencing sudden, heavy showers almost daily. This was during one such shower, on my way to work.

Steel Birds

Around Obu train station, there are metal rails with sparrow sized metal birds perched on top. I’ve been to the station at least half a dozen times but have only noticed them this morning. I didn’t see any info about the pieces or about the person(s) that made them. Most people around the station didn’t […]

Furukawa Art Museum

Today, on a whim, I visited the Furukawa Art Museum. I had been running errands at Nagoya Station when I caught sight of a flyer similar to the one above. Being a cat person, I googled the exibit, before deciding to go. It wasn’t too troublesome to find, though I did almost go the weong […]

Toyota City Picture Spot

The city of Toyota hosted the Rugby World Cup this year and because of which, the city also set aside many photo spots for foreign tourists. One such place is in the building where I am currently working. It is visible straight away once you enter through the second floor entrance. It is set up […]

Yoshida Castle

Our second stop after the Oni Matsuri was Yoshida Castle. It was only a ten minute walk, though we took our time. Because the day we went was a national holiday, it was unfortunately closed to the public. We did get some nice group pictures though.