Kachigawa Station

Been working in one of the office buildings close to Kachigawa Station recently. It’s one of the stops on the Chuo Line, headed towards Gifu.

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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.

The Floating World of Ardsley

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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.