Yamanashi AutumnĀ 

Yamanashi is beautiful this time of year.

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We were starved by the time we made it back to the tarp, so we ripped those chips open and went to town on them. We got three bags, each a different flavour. We got salt, seaweed, and sour plum. 

Then it was just a matter of waiting. We got comfortable and chatted untill the show started.

We had aready decided to leave a bit early, so we could try to beat the crowd back to the station.

Depending on the event, it can take hours to get home, and we didn’t want to stand around in that heat. 

We had to wait about twenty five minutes to get the train home, which is nothing compared to those who waited. 

All in all it was a great outing.

Aichi Arts Center Pt. 3

For all the exploring I did, I think it’s a little funny that I didn’t set foot in the museum. I was pretty tired, so I rested a few minutes, sent off a few texts, and decided that I spent enough time ignoring the mess in my apartment.

So, I rode the elevator down to the basement to catch the first of two trains home. But first I needed to top off my energy, so I partook of an apple smoothie from a small shop at the train station. It was meh.

Then I jumped on the Meijo bound for Kanayama. After that it was the JR Tokaidou Line back to Anjo. 

Aichi Arts Center Pt. 2

While exploring the building, I must have looked quite silly, if no a little crazy. 
At the same time, I was spamming pictures to my friend in New York. In Japan, all cameras are required to make a shutter sound, so imagine an endless string of katcha sounds. 
Luckly, most people opted to take the elevator up, so I wasn’t bothering too many people. The security guard was more amused by my stares of awe than anything else.
This made it so I could document each floor in peace, which I took full advantage of.

Aichi Arts Center Pt. 1

While looking for something to do in the Sakae area, I stumbled upon the underground entrance to the Aichi Arts Center. This building houses the Aichi Prefecture Museum of Art, a theature, and several other arts related facilities.

The building is quite stunning, so I decided to take the escalators up all 11 floors as to see everything. On the way down, I took the glass elevator, snapping pics all the while, much to the amusement of the two grannies forced to share a car with me.

Since I took so many pictures, I will have to divide them over a few posts.

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To continue my story from last week, after we mapped out our spot by the waterfront, we took a bus to the restaurant for lunch. It’s a pretty new place but it’s already super popular.
At the restaurant we grilled ourselves some barbecue. I had the pork and vegetables, while everyone else fought over the beef.

After that we tried a short boad ride around the sound. I’m normally terrified of ships and large bodies of water, but I really didn’t want to be that one guy, especially since everyone was so excited to go. Besides I figured I would get my revenge at karaoke later that day.

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Let’s continue Firework Friday with more pictures from the Gamagori Firework Display.

That day, we arrived at the station around 10:30 am. A coworker, the person who organized this outing, lives in Gamagori, while the rest of us live along the Tokaido Line. 

We made sure to reserve our spot early by putting down tarps, weighed down with plastic water bottles filled with tap water and an insane amount of duct tape.