Hotel Alpha-1 Nagaoka
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I worked with Shun Sawada in 1995 teaching English at Niitsu High School and had the pleasure of meeting his lovely wife, Suzuyo, many times as she taught me Ikebana, Japanese flower arranging. Such a beautiful home, delicious food and stunning Japanese garden and bonsai. A wonderful visit to Yahiko mountain and shrine and the seaside. A trip into Niigata city to Kobari Beach, Sea of Japan. Such kind ...
Ten years have now passed since I first landed in Narita airport. I'll never forget the strange smells, sounds and sights that confronted me on that Shinkansen (bullet train) journey to my new home. Although Japan is a world away from my life now ...
... rice (and hence sake). When you approach the city you do get a feel for this. There are seemingly endless farms surrounding the city, which is different from the Osaka/Tokyo country side I have seen so far. Once you actually get into the city though, it is like most other urban Japanese areas - big flashing signs and heaps of people. I checked into a business hotel close to the station, then went about getting bus information. I wanted ...
... dead` really meant. Time was ticking along. Things had to be done before shedding tears or feeling lyrical about death. In the living room I saw a timetable of the whole proceeding. It indicated that the funeral would last one night and one full day. Aunt Yumiko and Uncle Shigeharu asked us to get the house ready for the funeral. One does not need much nous to know Grandfather's passing was sudden. We were asked to clear cabinets out ...
... think things can get any worse there is some light in the dark. An ozzie living in this small alpine town ask us where we are going and gives us a life to the hostel...... We then head out for Japanese pizza..... pretty nice.... cool little bar, done in a mock Alpine style full of Japanese, freaky. The next day it is snowboarding, and it is cheap approx 35euro for ...
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