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Sumo training

07/25/2009

Sumo training

Remember: two years ago, I wrote a post to introduce sumo. Fighters and fighters in the making live in Tokyo but, during the tournaments held outside of the capital, stay at temples that are equipped with training facilities. The training sessions are open to the public...

Category: Nagoya

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Sakura 2009 in Nagoya

04/18/2009

Sakura 2009 in Nagoya

This year, I stayed in Nagoya to enjoy the cherry blossom viewing, which ended last week. In a highly densely populated country such as Japan, it may be difficult to imagine plenty of parks in town but Nagoya has a couple ones that offer nice viewing spots...

Category: Nagoya

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Two pictures

07/04/2008

Being quite busy lately, I'm doing a little break with Hokkaido, I'll write again from next week.

Today, just two pictures. First, my mother, who came to visit me in Nagoya for ten days:

And then the farewell party of Naoyuki, one of my best friends in Japan (right behind me on the picture):

The male-female ratio is typical of Japanese parties and no, I'm definitely not complaining about it!

Category: Nagoya

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Sakura 2008 in Nagoya

04/14/2008

Sakura 2008 in Nagoya

About two weeks ago, it was the cherry blossom season in central Japan. That season doesn't last long and no matter where, one has approximately a week to enjoy the best blooming and this can be much shorter if the weather conditions are not favorable...

Category: Nagoya

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House of first

03/01/2008

House of first

Japanese buildings are crap. Only the マンション (mansion) type roughly guarantees you are not going to share your neighbor's privacy. No problem for me...

Category: Nagoya

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Christmas illuminations

12/30/2007

Christmas illuminations

Today, just a couple pictures of the Christmas illuminations in Nagoya...

Category: Nagoya

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