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2021 Photo Journal

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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2021 Photo Journal

Little White Flowers

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2020 Photo Journal

Outside

The State of Emergency was lifted about a week ago. Stores and such are still on modified hours, but things are starting to very slowly return to normal.

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2020 Photo Journal

Hanami at Home

Due to Coronavirus, many public events are on indefinite hiatus, including hanami. Hanami is a spring tradition of eating, drinking, and socializing under the cherry trees. It usually involves being packed into confined spaces with strangers and friends alike, so it’s a total no go these days.

That said, my local supermarket came up with a solution in the form of selling cherry blossom branches for ¥300 a pop. The idea is that you can view the blossom inside your own home with your family. Since it wasn’t so expensive and figuring why the hell not, I bought one– much to the confusion of many of the other shoppers.

However it seems that I missed the peak bloom for this particular branch as the few blossoms fell off rather quickly. But I’m not too upset as it’s still a nice pop of colour in my apartment. Plus it smells nice. ¥300 well spent.

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2020 Photo Journal

Greener Grass

“Keep on keeping on,” seems to be the general mindset these days. Keep well, everyone.

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2019 Photo Journal

A Proper Rainy Season

I think we’re going to get a proper rainy season this year. For the last few years, our Junes have been on the dry side in Aichi. This year, however, has been rather wet so far.

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2019 Photo Journal

Rainy Days

Golden Week’s been pretty wet so far, but the forecasts call for some sun later in the week. Fingers crossed.

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2019 Photo Journal

A Start to GW

It’s finally Golden Week.

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2019 Photo Journal

Cherry Blossoms

It seemed like this year’s cherry blossom season was especially short. The delicate white and pink petals have already been mostly replaced by green leaves in many places.

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2019 Photo Journal

First Week– Done!

Finished my first week of working in Gifu Prefecture.

Tomorrow I have some plans to go to a cherry blossom festival with some coworkers. Then, Monday, I’ll meet some friends to celebrate the Buddha’s birthday. Somewhere in there I need to remember to do my laundry…