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Back to Kofu with Maya-san by train

I woke up at 6 AM and left Shimosuwa with Maya-san by train. In Japan, animals must be kept in a bag in the train. Since I did not have a bag big enough for Maya-san, I put a blanket on her not to be seen. Maya-san behaved nicely in the train; she was still and quiet. We arrived at Kofu station at 7:30 AM. We went back home, and I went to the institute. I was tired whole day after the business trips. Meanwhile, Katya and Natalia took a boat to Hatsushima Island from Atami. They seemed to be tired, too, after the trip in Saipan.

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Autumn Equinox Day on Hatsushima Island

We stayed one night at my parents’ in Shimosuwa. Today is Autumn Equinox Day, a national holiday. We had breakfast at my parents’. Maya-san stayed in Shimosuwa, and Katya and I drove to Atami.  It was a bit cloudy. On the way from Tokyo to Yamanashi, on the opposite way from ours, there was a traffic jam.  People in Tokyo have difficulties driving out. As was last time, we had sushi lunch at Nigiri no Tokube in Gotemba.    We then drove to Atami to leave the car.    Leaves of a palm tree were faded: fall has come. We took a boat to Hatsushima Island.    We arrived at Grand … Continue reading

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Katya’s new friend arrives

I was busy with my work in the morning. At 12:20 PM, Katya sent me an e-mail telling she had bought an iPad. Such a quick decision! In the evening, she showed it to me. She bought a brown screen protector for her iPad, too.    Katya was very happy with it. I asked her why she had chosen an iPad instead of an Android. She said that iPad was the first tablet that impressed her, so she followed her first impression. It is midnight and all of us are at my parents’ in Shimosuwa. Katya and I will go to Hattushima, leaving Maya-san as usual.

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Peaches and Sushis

It was rainy all day because of the typhoon. I am glad it arrived after our trip. An office worker gave us peaches again. In the evening, we went to Nigiri no Tokube, because today is the 19th, the Tokube day. We had only some sushis after the feasts on Hatsushima.

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From Hatsushima to Atami to Shimosuwa to Kofu

Today was Marine Day, a national holiday. We left XIV Hatsushima Hotel at 10:30 AM. At the harbor, we wanted to buy living turban shells for my parents to cook, but the shop for shells and shrimp was closed because of the marine festival on the island being prepared from the morning. The long flags on the island showed that there would be held a festival. At the pier, we waited for a boat to come from Atami. Yes, there were many people on board. They would not stay overnight on Hatsushima, but go back to Atami in the evening after seeing the festival. We took the boat and left … Continue reading

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Lazy Holiday on Hatsushima Island

Katya and I woke up late to have a continental breakfast at the lounge. Our table was by the window.    Then we went out for a walk to the beach. It was hot, but with a pleasant breeze.    We saw many boats and yachts. We walked down to the rocky beach. Mt. Fuji was seen over the ocean.       We went back to the hotel, took a shower, and had a late lunch buffet. Katya took a nap, while I was reading a magazine.  Eventually, I fell into sleep, too. In the evening, we went up the roof of the hotel to take pictures. On the lower right, … Continue reading

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