Last Saturday I got a sudden assignment in Hara. It’s only the second time I’ve been there, but there’s a really cool mosaic near exits 1 and 2. On my way home, I waited for the hall to empty, so I could get a couple of pictures.
For all the exploring I did, I think it’s a little funny that I didn’t set foot in the museum. I was pretty tired, so I rested a few minutes, sent off a few texts, and decided that I spent enough time ignoring the mess in my apartment.
So, I rode the elevator down to the basement to catch the first of two trains home. But first I needed to top off my energy, so I partook of an apple smoothie from a small shop at the train station. It was meh.
While exploring the building, I must have looked quite silly, if no a little crazy.
At the same time, I was spamming pictures to my friend in New York. In Japan, all cameras are required to make a shutter sound, so imagine an endless string of katcha sounds.
Luckly, most people opted to take the elevator up, so I wasn’t bothering too many people. The security guard was more amused by my stares of awe than anything else.
This made it so I could document each floor in peace, which I took full advantage of.
While looking for something to do in the Sakae area, I stumbled upon the underground entrance to the Aichi Arts Center. This building houses the Aichi Prefecture Museum of Art, a theature, and several other arts related facilities.
The building is quite stunning, so I decided to take the escalators up all 11 floors as to see everything. On the way down, I took the glass elevator, snapping pics all the while, much to the amusement of the two grannies forced to share a car with me.
Anjo is proving to be a sleepy little town after all. I spent the majority of the last weekend bumming around in my shorts and a tanktop, but halfway through Monday, I was feeling the call if the big city. There really isn’t anything interesting around my place aside from a few shops, an onsen, and a crappy cinema.
Last weekend I was in Nagoya for a doctor’s appointment, so I spent a little time in the city. Sakae, to be specific. Since I don’t get the chance so much anymore, I figured I would be touristy.
I rode the Sunshine Sakae Ferris Wheel. It wasn’t super impressive, but it was fun enough. I also videochatted with a friend during the ride.
For five hundred yen, its not a bad way to spend ten minutes.