日本での一年間

October 27, 2008

Kunitachi City Cultural Museum

Filed under: Tokyo places, Western Tokyo — myyearinjapan @ 1:21 pm

A couple weeks ago, I went on a field trip around the town my university is in. We went to a cultural museum and the oldest house in the town.

The cultural museum followed the history of the city from the jomon period (which went from 14,000 B.C.E. to 400 B.C.E.) to modern times. They had a surprising amount of jomon era artifacts, which was pretty neat. It was also a pretty nice building.

The building had lots of windows. It made it feel very open.

The building had lots of windows. It made it feel very open.

Mikoshi - portable shrine

Mikoshi - portable shrine. A miniature version

Miniature Kunitachi. What it used to look like in the olden days.

Miniature Kunitachi. What it used to look like in the olden days.

Jomon era pottery

Jomon era pottery

more jomon era pottery

more jomon era pottery

October 26, 2008

Dorm Life

Filed under: school, seikatsu — myyearinjapan @ 10:20 am

Some glimpses into what my dorm is like. It’s an international student dorm, which, luckily, is located on campus, making going to class very easy. (my other friends in Japan right now all have a commute to their campuses from their dormitories. Some of them 1 1/2 hours on the train each way.)

My Dorm

My Dorm

hallway

hallway

The dorm at night. Our hallways are open to the outside and you can see everyone as they walk by.

The dorm at night. Our hallways are open to the outside and you can see everyone as they walk by.

teapot

teapot

October 25, 2008

I’m Baaaaaaa-aaaaaaaack

Filed under: Uncategorized — myyearinjapan @ 6:49 pm

I’m very sorry for my prolonged absence, but the long hiatus is over. For 24 days I was without Internet access in my room, but I finally have Internet again.

Today’s picture:
a teapot being warmed in the oldest structure in the town where I live.

Boiling water

Boiling water

October 6, 2008

Lack of Posts

Filed under: Uncategorized — myyearinjapan @ 4:09 am

I moved this week and now have very limited internet access. That’s why I haven’t been able to post anything new. I will try to get online a little more to be able to post something soon. And I’ll have consistent internet access once it gets installed a couple of weeks from now. Until then, posts will be few and far between. Sorry about that.

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