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.
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 flowers.
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/
Practically no one was out and about when I was getting lunch this afternoon.
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.
At night you can just see the tallest of buildings from downtown Nagoya from my neighborhood.
Last weekend was a rainy one. I stayed mostly at home, cleaning and preparing for friends to come over next Sunday. I did venture out to hit up the local Nitori for seat cushions though. It was an interesting experience.
High above Nagoya Meieki, we look down and dream of warmer days. Winter is half over, but spring can’t come fast enough.
Our annual gourmet chocolate festival, running from the 18th of January to the 14th of February.