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 […]

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 […]

Working on Christmas

Working on Christmas wasn’t too bad this year. On Christmas Eve my coworkers and I had a lovely lunch of chicken, pizza and salad. On Christmas Day, another coworker brought in some cake for everyone to enjoy. When I lived in the States, I couldn’t imagine working on Christmas Day, but after living abroad and […]

White like Snow

There is a Christmas Village in Nagoya this year. On the way home from hanging out with a few friends, I had a look around. It was cute and a nice little change of pace from the dreariness that is December.

Blue

Spent almost all of the three day weekend in bed due to a bad sore throat and cold. My voice still isn’t 100%, but I can speak again, so it’s back to the grind for me.

Tiny Glow

One night, after work, my friend and I spent some time admiring the illuminations at the station. We also took some pictures together, messed about in front of an fortune-giving colour-changing cat, and exchanged sweets. We went a little crazy with the pictures, but it was totally worth it.