Tag Archives: Koku

Student’s visit and evening tennis

At 8 AM, in front of the entrance of the institute, I met a student from Fukui prefecture, who took a train from Fukui to Kyoto for 1.5 hours and a night bus successively to Kofu for seven hours!  He only took a couple-of-hour sleep. He is a senior in a university in Fukui, who is willing to study in Kofu after his graduation next March.  He came to see the institute. He could be my student next year. I showed him the facilities, let him talk with students, and had a lunch together.  Then he walked back to Kofu station.  I hope he did not miss the train to … Continue reading

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Mothers’ Day, May 8, 2011

In order to celebrate Mothers’ Day, we went to Shimosuwa by mini and visited my parents. We got on Chuo highway and stopped at Futaba Service Area.  There is an outside vegetable/fruit shop. My mother does not like cut flowers, so instead of carnations, we bought grapes cultivated inside a green house. The service area is large.  We took Maya-san for a walk. It was a hot day.  Katya gave Maya-san a shower. In my parents’ house, we had some tea. Besides grapes, we gave sweets bought in Kyoto. In the garden, magnolias were beautiful. Mom and dad showed us a pot of apple flowers. On the way back to … Continue reading

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