Hello, I am green. 6 o’clock in the morning, I head to Pl. Catalunya station. Today I’m headed to Figueres, the birth city of the famous Catalan artist, Salvador Dali. A few months before coming to Barcelona, I went to an art exhibition of his works in Tokyo, so I was very excited to go to his actual museum. Figueres is about 2 hours by train from Barcelona. A few minutes walking from the station of Figueres, there’s a plaza with an anthropomorphic statue and behind it, a white building with impossible-to-describe looking details and figurines. In bright, gold letters, “Teatre Museu Dali” (Dali Theatre Museum). This is the main […]
This is green. This spring break I went to Barcelona, Spain to do things I didn’t get to do when I used to live there during my high school years. I was there for 2 weeks and I stayed in my friend’s apartment. Most of my trip was me visiting museums and sketching in tourist attractions. I apologise in advance for the quality of the photos, I didn’t take a camera with me so they were taken with my phone. The balcony at my friend’s apartment. People in Catalunya love balconies so almost all houses/apartments have balconies (according to my dad, a house without a balcony doesn’t sell here). Also, […]
Part 1: A Month In Santiago, Chile (1) Souvenir Shopping In Santiago My next visit was the “Centro Artesanal Los Dominicos”; a small traditional looking ‘village’ (there even was a church outside) with artesian shops and cafes. The prices are slightly expensive according to locals, but it was a good place to get souvenirs. They also sell animals (mostly birds) so there were parents who took their children here instead of a zoo. I got some alpaca/llama key chains (yes, those you can find in most South American countries) and a pair of earrings made of “lapis lazuli” as a souvenir. Chile is famous for this precious stone. It’s […]
Since my family moved recently, I decided to spend my summer holidays (it was more of a winter holiday) to spend it in Chile’s capital city; Santiago. I was there for about a month and stayed at my parents’ apartment. The view of The Andes Mountains in Chile/Argentina from the plane (photo by my father on a business trip). As soon as I got off the plane I regretted not taking my winter coat as hand luggage. It was freezing. Since Japan is in the north hemisphere and Chile in the south, the seasons are opposite. So I was, of course, wearing summer clothes. My parents’ apartment was a 30-40 […]
I was in charge of the Japanese booth. The goal of this booth was for Bolivians to learn about Japan and out culture so I decided to write people’s names in Japanese, and while playing bull’s eye learning how to greet someone in Japanese.
Language言語: English/日本語 Lytham 1940s War Time Festival was organized and cooperated by the town. Those battle re-enactment field and commercial area were located on the grasses by the sea. However, when you went back to the town main street, you could also immerse yourself in the mood of 1940s by looking at shop windows and even watching the people who dressed up in 1940s. リズム１９４０年の戦争時をテーマにしたフェスティバルは街によって運営され、また、街をあげて協力している。前に説明した戦闘の再現を行うフィールドと商業エリアは海辺のそばの芝生に位置していた。しかし、街の目抜き通りに戻れば、店のショーウィンドウに目をやったり、１９４０年代の服に身を包んだ人たちを観察すると、すっかり１９４０年代の雰囲気に浸ることができる。 Lytham is a small but elegant town. Yet it is a living town, so there are of course the usual fish shop and vegitable shop are on the main street as well. リズムは規模は小さいものの上品な感じのする街だ。それと同時に人々が生活をする街でもあるので、もちろんのこと日常の魚屋や八百屋も目抜き通りにある。 What I learned through this festival this time is how we understand the […]