Narumi is located in the Aichi Prefecture. It’s as twenty five minute train ride from Nagoya Station, via the Meitetsu Line. Near the station, there is used goods shop I like very much.
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.
Got a sudden assignment this morning to what happens to be my friend’s hometown.
So I met my replacement (at my current weekday school) today. Nice guy. He shadowed my classes and will be taking over starting tomorrow. Part of me is still hasn’t registered that my time there is over.
My usual morning view.
Ardsley train station is an odd one, seemingly floating in the middle of the Hudson River. The first time I saw it, I was reminded of a scene in Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away (千と千尋の神隠し), where the main character rides a train on tracks that run through a river. There is one moment where the train passes a small station platform, surrounded by water, with a shadow of a young girl seemingly waiting for a train. I see that moment, whenever I pass by this station.