On one of the few days where it wasn’t rainy or too hot, I went for a walk. In my city, there is this river, which hosts a wide array of life, including flying fish.
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.
Recently I was given a short term assignment in Nishio City. It’s been a long while since I’ve last been there, so I was a bit surprised by a few of the changes.
First off, the souvenir shop at the station closed down. I was looking forward to looking through their charming Nishio Green Tea themed wares.
Second, the bus between the station and the school changed schedules, so there was no bus that would take me where I needed to go, which meant I had to walk the 1.3 kilometers. During that time, I passed a park and a castle. However, I was a bit short on time.
Finally, there were quite a few staff changes. Some good and some not so much…
Either way, it was nice to visit, and I hope to explore a bit more on my off time.
Tomorrow summer vacation starts. I’m really looking forward to sleeping late and doing nothing. It’s going to be fantastic!
I was thinking about visiting Tokyo over the weekend to go to a convention, since an actor I came to Japan. But in the end I decided it would be too expensive, too hot, and way to crowded for my tastes.
As I get older I find myself getting worse and worse whe it comes to crowded places. I never seriously considered it before, but I think I have a fear of large crowds.
What am I saying, it’s already here and has been here since the latter half of last week.
The rainy season’s over and now temperatures are high. It’s also been really muggy, so being outside can be unpleasant. However, this is still just the start of summer, so I’m expecting it will get hotter soon enough.
When I leave Anjo, I will really miss walking over this quaint little bridge everyday. I will also miss the carp who live in it.
Goodbye carp. Goodbye bridge. Goodbye occasional funky smell. Goodbye odd wooden pub that I all but certain is just someones garage.
Goodbye fish restaurant next to work, with the sweetest waitress with orange hair. Goodbye work and students who I adore.
Goodbye Anjo, this won’t be the last you see of me.
Taken near Okazaki Castle
I felt like going on a trip so I went to Okazaki for an afternoon. It was fun.