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.

A Little Shop

The sign on the window states that: 1. You must wear a mask 2. Customers are to use hand sanitizer when entering 3. The max number of patrons is three people I have no idea what this shop sells and it was closed when I passed it by at the station.

A Snow Falls in Aichi

Got our first significant amount of snowfall this evening. I was on assignment at my old school in Anjo when my friend told me that we were forecast to get a decent amount of snow this afternoon. It was supposed to star around three, but it started sometime around five or six.  It delayed the […]

On the Corner

Anjo has some rather interesting buildings and a ton of greenery. I don’t get the chance to visit often anymore, though I do often go to the neighboring city of Okazaki a lot for work. I do miss my old school and many of the students. After talking with an ex-coworker, I may be heading […]

Bridges

When I leave Anjo, I will really miss walking over this quaint little bridge everyday. I will also miss the carp who live in it. Goodbye carp. Goodbye bridge. Goodbye occasional funky smell. Goodbye odd wooden pub that I all but certain is just someones garage.  Goodbye fish restaurant next to work, with the sweetest waitress […]

Anjo Tanabata Festival

Sorry for any blurriness in advance. This annual three day festival is famous across Japan as one of the best Tanabata festivals. As a resident, I can not help but partake in the festivities. It also helps that part of it set up right outside my workplace. Friday, I was only able to see a […]

Sleepy Little Town

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, […]

New Home

Last weekend, I moved from Nagoya to a city called Anjo, for work. I spent Sunday scrubbing my old apartment and packing up the rest of my stuff. Monday, the moving truck came, manned by the sweetest little grandpa I’ve ever met, and I registered myself (and my bike) at the local government office. Since […]

Goodbye Anjo

Today is my last day at Anjo. In some ways it’s a good thing, but in many more it’s a bad one. It’s the last time my group of friends will be in one sport for a while. April is the time for change here in Japan. Rchan is being transferred. KT is leaving the […]

Anjo under Snow

During last weekend’s snow storm, I was working in Anjo, Aichi. It’s one of the places that got hit pretty hard. I got out of work around 8:20 and the snow was always starting to pile up. Not many people were out and about, save for a few people trying to get home. Thankfully, the […]