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2021 Photo Journal Tokai (東海)

An Early Morning in Kozouji

The train stopped a little longer than usual at the station. It was such a nice day that I needed to record it.

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2021 Photo Journal Tokai (東海)

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 which was displayed until the New Years holidays.

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2020 Photo Journal

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 yourself.

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2020 Photo Journal Tokai (東海)

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.

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2020 Photo Journal Tokai (東海)

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 seem to pay them any mind as well.

However, I thought they were absolutely adorable and had to take a few pictures before heading to my appointment.

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2020 Japan 2016~Current Photo Journal Tokai (東海)

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 way, since I am not at all familiar with the area around Ikeshita station.

The current exibit is dedicated to animals and although the building itself isn’t overly large, there was plenty to look at. The real draw to the museum is that for the price of ¥1000, you get access to two interesting sites: the art museum and the annex.

At the annex, there was a different exibit of antique items. If this is something that interests you and you are in the Nagoya area, it’s only a few minutes walk from Ikeshita station on the Higashiyama line. However, please be aware that like most tourist or cultural places here, it’s closed on Mondays. Here is the site (Japanese) http://www.furukawa-museum.or.jp/

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2020 Photo Journal

The Empty City

Practically no one was out and about when I was getting lunch this afternoon.

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2019 Photo Journal Tokai (東海)

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 with a tatami mat floor and requires you to take off your shoes.

I think the dry flowers add a nice touch and keep with the season.

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2019 Photo Journal Tokai (東海)

Far Off City at Night

At night you can just see the tallest of buildings from downtown Nagoya from my neighborhood.

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2019 Photo Journal Tokai (東海)

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.