Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Suma Aquarium

Over the weekend we paid a visit to Suma Aquarium near Kobe. The aquarium has a wide variety of marine life, including dolphins, seals and sea otters (a personal favourite!). You can also see a dolphin show, just make sure you wear a raincoat if your planning on getting a front row seat!

A sea otter enjoying a snooze.

I was trying to take a picture of another fish when this guy swam along and sat right in front of the camera!

Some fish observing humans in captivity.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Overdue August / September Update!

Its been some time since I last posted an update on what I have been up to, mainly due to a trip to the UK, a wedding and having my arm in cast for months following a careless slip on our living room floor! The upside of this, I guess, is having had plenty of experience of the Japanese hospital system.

I also passed a milestone recently, having been in Osaka for just over a year, the time has just flown past! There have certainly been many ups and downs over the year, but overall its been an interesting experience and I look forward to seeing what the next year has in store.

Anyway, here is a selection of photos of various things of interest over the past couple of months:

Peaches kindly sent to us by my wife's grandparents.

A firework display held alongside Yodo river, this one is a Pokemon ball!

If you look closely you can see Doraemon's face.

A Zen garden in Kyoto, built by a poet.

Osaka Science Museum, they have a rather bad cockroach problem!

The Lotus pond outside the museum.

The museum also has this interesting tunnel of gourds!

An old electronics store in Nipponbashi.

A summer festival in Kyoto