In Toyohashi, one of the displays doesn’t really scream Christmas, persay.
While undoubtedly pretty, roses are one of the last flowers I think of during the holiday season.
Although now that I think about it, it is pretty darn Japanese, since Christmas is more of a couples’ holiday (like American style Valentine’s day). Families of course celebrate, especially if they have kids, with special foods and gifts.
However, since Christmas fell on a workday, it was pretty much business as usual.
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.
Somehow, we’re still here.
It’s been too hot to do much during the day, so I’ve taken to going out night. One of my recent outings was to the Nagoya TV Tower.
Every summer, they hold a projection mapping exhibit. This year it was done by a group called Naked. The theme was underwater.
For ¥1000 I could watch some shows, relax above Sakae, and even go on the outdoor deck. It was pretty crowded, but still really fun.
The exhibit will be nightly from 6:30 to closing, until mid-September. You can get there via the Sakura Dori Line’s Hisaya Oodori station or the Higashiya Line’s Sakae Station.
My coworker, K, invited me to the Ishidori Festival this weekend. It’s a famous three day festival held in Kuwana.
The festival starts in the evening around seven o’clock and last until about four. At midnight, floats play drums, ring gongs, and yell cheers.