Due to the current State of Emergency through out major parts of Japan, a lot of public seating has been closed to keep people from gathering. This picture is from a recent trip to Nagoya, on the day I recieved my second Covid vaccine.
Spider lillies growing by the side of the road, you know, as they do.
I had an assignment in Gifu last week. The school is on the 8th floor and has a lot of windows. During my break, I was able to get a picture of the sunset.
Recently, the sunset has been getting earlier. Since moving here, I’ve been struggling to get used to early mornings and evenings. It’s been 3.5 years but I still am surprised.
Started working at a new school at the start of August. The interesting point of this particular location is the view.
My favourite is the restaurant around the corner. It serves the best grilled mackerel.
Oh, and the overhead higway bridge that shakes the school from time to time.
Last weekend was a rainy one. I stayed mostly at home, cleaning and preparing for friends to come over next Sunday. I did venture out to hit up the local Nitori for seat cushions though. It was an interesting experience.
Saturday will be last day working in Gifu. While I’ve no longer been working there five days a week, I was still doing Saturdays there. From July, I’ll be working a bit closer to home.
I was sent to Matsusaka in Mie Prefecture for a couple of days this month. While there, I managed to do a tiny bit of exploring during my lunch break.
There are many of these small alleys, lined with mom and pop restaurants. If I had more time, I would have liked to try them.
My work often takes me through JR’s Gifu station as of late. I must admit that I find myself liking the layout and overall design of the station, even if I can’t really say the same for the rest of Gifu.
The station features a huge courtyard and food court. The majority of the walkways leading from the station are elevated and covered, which makes traveling in not-so-great weather much easier.
It’s a much nicer station that the Meitetsu one, a couple of blocks away. Props to whoever designed it.