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Photo Monday – Sea and Sky

View of the sea and sky from Esahi's roadside station.

View of the sea and sky from Esashi’s roadside station.

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Photo Monday – Snowy Setana

Snow-capped mountains in Setana.

Snow-capped mountains in Setana.

I drive along the coast to get to my two smaller elementary schools and as you come out of one of the tunnels, there is usually the most spectacular view of the mountains in Setana, which is two towns north of Otobe.

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Photo Monday – Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry blossoms have finally come to Otobe, over a month and a half after Tokyo was celebrating the season. In Japan, cherry blossoms are often associated with the start of the new school/work/fiscal year in April, whereas in Hokkaido you’re more likely to see them for Golden Week at the beginning of May or school sports days near the end of the month.

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Photo Tuesday – Chalkboard

Eighth grade lesson - "You look ~".

Eighth grade lesson – “You look ~”.

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Photo Monday – Imperial Household Agency

Imperial Household Agency

Imperial Household Agency

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Photo Week – Toyko Met

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

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Photo Week – Imperial Palace

Tokyo Imperial Palace

Tokyo Imperial Palace Moat and Tower

Went on the tour with a bunch of other foreign tourists and some middle-aged Japanese. A rather depressing number of people showed up at the front gate, apparently having not done any research. You need a (free) reservation to get in. Now you know. Not that any of you would ever throw a tantrum in front of a palace guard.

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