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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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2021 Photo Journal

Preparing to Say Goodbye

My stay in Shizuoka is coming to an end next week, so I’ve been preparing my apartment, getting thinga in order for my replacement, and saying a lot of goodbyes. As much as I love Aichi, I’m really going to miss everyone in Shizuoka and the outgoing atmosphere found here. I hope when things become a bit better, I can visit frequently during my holidays.

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2021 Photo Journal

River and Clouds

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A River in Mid-Afternoon

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.

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Seaside

The weather has been increasing as have been my visits to the beach.

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A Side Street in Mariko

Last weekend, a friend and I visited a traditional handcrafts center in the town of Mariko, Shizuoka. There was made some windchimes, had a nice lunch, and went for a short walk. This is the entrance to someone’s house, along with the traditional gutter system, which these days are usually covered with stone slabs or metal grates. I couldn’t help but feel like it’s very reminiscent of a scene out of a Ghibli movie.

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A Moat

Shizuoka City, early May 2021. This moat once surrounded a castle, but now goes around some schools and a park.

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Carp

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.

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Fujieda

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I’m on a long distance assignment this week in Fujieda, Shizuoka. This morning (my time), I rode the bullet train from Nagoya to Kakegawa (Shizuoka) and then a local train to Fujieda.

I’m staying in a hotel until Saturday morning. Then, after classes, I’ll ride thr bullet train back to Nagoya.