I was invited to go to Cultural Division’s Trip to Kyoto. This is one of my favourite cities and opened an opportunity for me to discover it with the locals.
Relaxing Maneki Neko, a photo by akakumo on Flickr. There is no cat cafe in Obu but I heard there is one in Nagoya. I might check it out before I go. Tokyo and Osaka probably have the most cat cafes in the country. For now Lou, here is an unusual maneki neko.
There was been a surge of bicycle usage in Japan after the March earthquake. The assumption is that riding is the most reliable mode of transport where energy saving is the priority.
I have been a bit lazy in keeping the blog up-to-date. There are a backlog of stuff I want to post. Last Saturday I went to visit my Aikido Sensei, he has a soba shop/cooking school in Seki (I forgot to take a shot of the Tempura Soba Set I had, I gobbled it up [...] Continue Reading »
I had a bit of a craz for baseball when I was in primary school. So it was very exciting when we went to a game last Friday.
THIS!! No…this is my dinner. As for the kids I spend this morning with Ellen at one of the Kindergaten in Obu. The kids are very well behaved and I had loads of fun just being silly. May be I do better as a Kinder teacher than an engineer. Guess I’ll test that out of [...] Continue Reading »
Minus the smile when it comes to the real thing. Honestly the thought of it happening at any moment is scary. I get to wear the workers uniform you see on TV during emergencies, excepts it is khaki not blue.
Here are two videos riding on Aichi’s road, mostly in Obu.