Category: Everyday Life

Building a Boat for Ritsurin Garden

  If you visited Ritsurin Garden these past couple of years, you know that now there are a couple of boats on the south pond that allow you to discover the garden from a different perspective (full disclosure: I have yet to ride one of...

Anpanman Train in Takamatsu

  As you may know, Anpanman, or rather his creator, Takashi Yanase, is originally from Shikoku (albeit, Kochi, not Kagawa). As a consequence, Anpanman is probably even more ubiquitous on Shikoku than in the rest of Japan (don’t mark my words, I didn’t actually research...

Morning Dew in Rice Field

  Here is what the rice field near my apartment looks like in the morning these days:     Ok, I’m lying a little bit, I didn’t take this picture recently at all. However, I took it exactly a year ago, so the field actually...

The Rice is Ripe

  A few days ago, I took my annual pictures of ripening rice in the rice field near my house.     It seemed earlier than usual this year.     And indeed, it’s a good thing I took these pictures earlier this week as yesterday,...