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Oh, Christmas Tree

JR Gate Tower, Nagoya, Japan

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Nagoya Station Christmas Display

Nagoya Station in Aichi

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Ogaki Christmas

Aquawalk Mall in Ogaki, Gifu

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Golden Leaves

A new shopping mall opened up next to a park near me last month. Inside are the usual stores, including a huge supermarket with a better selection than is available at the one closer to my apartment. So, on the weekends, I’ve been going there to stock up on necessities. To shave off a few minutes from my 15 minute or so journey, I’ve been cutting through the park called Noritake no mori.

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That Time of Year

Takashimaya department store lobby, Nagoya, Japan.

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Waves

The waves crash against the shore, turning up a frothy foam.

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2021 Photo Journal Tokai (東海)

An Early Morning in Kozouji

The train stopped a little longer than usual at the station. It was such a nice day that I needed to record it.

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The Lighthouse

Across the waves, you see a lighthouse. The strip of land on which it rests does not connect to the mainland for some reason. The sea is choppy and the lighthouse is far. Do you dare to tey and swim there?

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2021 Photo Journal Tokai (東海)

The Black Sand Beaches of Miho

There was a national holiday last Thursday, so I decided to take a ferry to Miho in Shizuoka. The place is famous for its beaches and a beautiful view of Mount Fuji if the weather is good. As the day went on, I found myself getting overly warm and ended up taking several quick dips to cool down.

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お月見 (Moon Watching)

Last night was the night of the September Full Moon. In Japan, I am told there is a tradition of eating special rice cakes while admiring it. Since yesterday was such a special day, along with it being my last time seeing a certain elderly student, I was gifted with a box of the appropriate sweets and a can of green tea to go with them. However, due to the overcast weather and plans to move the next morning, I couldn’t spend as much time watching the moon as I would have liked.