Saturday, January 23, 2010

A welcoming gate

An entrance of a Japanese traditional style house which I really like. It has wooden door which seems so heavy but I can't show you here. I took this picture yesterday afternoon, and spent a while in front of it, luckily the neighborhood is always quiet. Wish someday the owner will let me in :) and wish you all a nice weekend.

Monday, January 18, 2010

So hail a taxi cab and come around here...

It's a common knowledge that taxies in Japan will open their back doors automatically. No difference here, so let me introduce Saijo Taxi. They can be found mostly in station, hotels, bar district or just call. It's a bit difficult to just wait and hail one, I think they aren't around much in the streets, or is it just my feeling whenever I need a taxi they seem to dissapear? Initial charge is about 500Yen, quite expensive but it's worth it :).

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Afternoon Odd

Is it only me or have you seen an odd-modeled car like this? This Daihatsu is probably for commercial use or limited edition or something, otherwise, I would see many on the streets of Saijo.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Blog day: Best photo of the year 2009

I still remember the day I was taking this photo in the bar district of Saijo in the afternoon. The street was still quiet as life began its activities right after dark. It's just a random snapshot with not too good quality, yet I love it so much.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Going Further

While waiting for the train to take me to work this morning.

Skipping my lunch time to explore small woods behind my workplace. Located next to main road, yet the place was so quiet and peaceful.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Rice

The rice which was about to be harvested. Taken in the summer end 2009, I felt like showing you paddy fields in Saijo since I didn't post any photos in the end of last year.
Compare with my Jan 11th post, which I took about 100 meters away from this point of view. And to answer Gary's question, farmers don't do rotate crops, they just clean it to be ready for the next use in summer. Rarely enough, there's a small field in town which was turned to be a temporary parking space :).

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Which Platform?

To go to Saijo from Hiroshima Station, take the Sanyo-Line train at platform 5. Please get in the line, don't rush, it has 8 cars and thank God, it's rapid service. Do you think the information is clear enough?