Thursday, March 29, 2018

Art on the run!

Sat. Jan. 20, 2018 continued
                                These were all manhole covers I spotted today!

I wish I could have stopped to get rubbings of them, but the tour group would have left me behind, for sure.
We got to ride trains and buses today.  I snapped many photos along the way.  People in the station, scenes along the tracks, mountains, countryside, cities, cemeteries, stores, I was interested in it ALL.  Here are a few of my faves:

                             These shadows resemble Japanese kanji symbols:

I could NOT get used to riding on the wrong side of the streets!  Freaky!
Not much room for backyards here, so many homes/apartments have laundry hanging on a small porch. 

                       Every so often, you would see a shrine along the road. 

                                  My next post will be about making paper in Takamatsu.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Good morning Nagoya!

Saturday, Jan 20, 2018
We covered a LOT of territory today!  Bus, bullet train, regular train, bus, train (to be specific!)  We are heading southwest from Nagoya to Takamatsu, to visit a paper making factory there.  I started the morning with a quick walk around Nagoya before we had to leave there. This tree had grown through the fence.  Or the fence installers had made openings for the tree.

Not sure what this says, but I think I would NOT smoke here!


Thought this sign was interesting!


                        Got a kick out of this restaurant: Click to open and read the sign.

                               Seems everywhere we go we see a mix of old and new.


                                              Looks like soda is popular here.


                      And we Americans aren't the only ones looking for directions!!

Check back in a few days for more about the papermaking experience and  some views of Japan along our way.