Okazaki Cherry Blossom Festival Pt.1

The Okazaki Cherry Blossom Festival started a few days ago. People from all atound Aichi (and further, I’d bet) came to oogle the somewhat famous cherry trees. Now that the weather’s finally consistently warm, the trees are blooming up a storm. After work, I met up with a friend to try and enjoy a little […]

Handmade Bowl

Friday was a holiday, so I went to the mall with a friend. There was a small grouping of tabled set up where you could try to make your own pottery.  The fee was ¥1200 for one piece, with an additional ¥700 fee if you wanted it shipped to your house after it was fired […]

Stone Murals in Okazaki

Last week, I had an an assignment in Okazaki. I took the JR Toukaidou Line. The station is about thirty minutes from Nagoya. After exiting the station, I found a large plaza with these interesting stone inlays in the sidewalk. Okazaki has a lot of history so I’m not too surprised. When I went to […]