Due to the current State of Emergency through out major parts of Japan, a lot of public seating has been closed to keep people from gathering. This picture is from a recent trip to Nagoya, on the day I recieved my second Covid vaccine.
On one of the few days where it wasn’t rainy or too hot, I went for a walk. In my city, there is this river, which hosts a wide array of life, including flying fish.
So, it’s been a very long time since the last update. In that time a lot has happened here in Japan, some of which I am sure you have heard about or seen on the news. Nagoya is bracing in the midst of the Coronavirus and many stores have run out of things like masks, hand sanitizer, and various paper products. The government, as well as many businesses and groups, have put strong measures into effect to try to limit people’s exposure to the virus.
So far, me and mine have been fortunate to have remained healthy. However due to some of the measures in place, such as a ban on travel and congregating in large groups, there may be a lack of posts in the near future. I will try to keep you all updated.
I hope you all stay well.
I had an assignment in Gifu last week. The school is on the 8th floor and has a lot of windows. During my break, I was able to get a picture of the sunset.
Recently, the sunset has been getting earlier. Since moving here, I’ve been struggling to get used to early mornings and evenings. It’s been 3.5 years but I still am surprised.
Started working at a new school at the start of August. The interesting point of this particular location is the view.
My favourite is the restaurant around the corner. It serves the best grilled mackerel.
Oh, and the overhead higway bridge that shakes the school from time to time.
Saturday will be last day working in Gifu. While I’ve no longer been working there five days a week, I was still doing Saturdays there. From July, I’ll be working a bit closer to home.
I was sent to Matsusaka in Mie Prefecture for a couple of days this month. While there, I managed to do a tiny bit of exploring during my lunch break.
There are many of these small alleys, lined with mom and pop restaurants. If I had more time, I would have liked to try them.
My work often takes me through JR’s Gifu station as of late. I must admit that I find myself liking the layout and overall design of the station, even if I can’t really say the same for the rest of Gifu.
The station features a huge courtyard and food court. The majority of the walkways leading from the station are elevated and covered, which makes traveling in not-so-great weather much easier.
It’s a much nicer station that the Meitetsu one, a couple of blocks away. Props to whoever designed it.