Sunday, May 16, 2010

One Day Trip for Hamamatsu

I did one day trip for Hamamatsu of Shizuoka yesterday.
It took about 3 hours by car from Nara.

This is famous Lake called as Hamanako near Hamamatsu city.

At Hamamatsu City, I visited Hamamatsu castle.
This castle was made by Ieyasu has bees one of the most famous person in Japanese history.

Good view from the top of the castle.

And then I went to Nakatashima desert.
This is not huge desert,
but bigger than I expected.
It was fun to walk on this desert.

Monday, March 01, 2010

I am back from Okinawa !

I am just back from Okinawa.
Okinawa was really nice. I had wonderful days there.
I rode motorcycle, and moved around Okinawa everyday.
The sea of northern area was so beutiful.

And the night view of Syuri Castle was one of the best memory.

They have some of interesting local food.
Some of them really looks strange, but the taste of them are so nice.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Thanks for everything, Marie.

I hate to tell this, but it is true Marie passed away.
She was first collector whom I met & trade after I started to collect HRC pins while I was college student in Chicago.
It was at HRC Berlin in 1996.
Since then, we traded pins a lot. I can not count
She always helped me when I travel European countries.

In 2005, she invited me to Spring in Berlin 2005.
We had good time at HRC Berlin.

In April of 2008, she came to our Osaka pin meeting with her friends.
-Photos of our big meeting in April 15th of 2008
We had big meeting, and had a lot of fun.
We celebrated her birthday then.

Recently, she asked me by e-mail if I needed any pins from Columbia.
And then, a couple of days ago,
I got e-mail from her that she was going to the hospital.
Today, the bad news came to me.

Marie, Thanks for everything.
I will miss you. I really miss you.