Carp

Yaizu, Shizuoka, Japan. A few minutes away from the station, there is a small river filled with enormous carp. On my day off, I spent some time watching them swim around and eat cherry blossom petals from the surface of the water.

Pink on Blue

Meijo Park, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture Since the weather was so nice last weekend, I decided to go for a walk around Meijo Park. I went expecting to see more cherry blossoms, as according to the forecast — and yes, it’s a thing — they were supposed to be in bloom.

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Flowers in Nagoya

At a major intersection in downtown Nagoya, someone has set up an intricate flower display. A small garden shed like building was erected and surrounded by flowers of different kinds. There is even a little path from one end to the other if you wish to walk through. Inside the shed, there are yet more […]

Tajimi 80th

I had a one-day assignment in Tajimi yesterday and saw this while at the station. Tajimi, which is a city in Gifu Prefecture, is famous for its pottery and ceramics. When I first saw this display, I simply thought that it was a pretty piece of ceramic but when I returned to the station to […]

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 […]

Outside

The State of Emergency was lifted about a week ago. Stores and such are still on modified hours, but things are starting to very slowly return to normal.