I was going to go to Nagoya today for the big festival, but it was cancelled due to rain. They’ll just do everything tomorrow, when the weather is better.
I eventually started going stir crazy, so I went to the mall today for the first time since I came back to Okazaki.
I decided to walk, since it was raining off and on, and I didn’t want to mess with the bicycle.
On the way out, I was greeted by a somewhat unsettlingly large mass of birds near the apartments.
Then I headed to Aeon Mall. It takes a while to get there on foot.
When I got to the mall, I went by Aeon to buy some ink, paper, erasers, notebooks, and stuff like that. Then I wandered around a bit and checked out the bookstore. It’s big, but I couldn’t find what I wanted. (I’m always on the lookout for grammar or JLPT books.)
The mall has a huge selection of restaurants on the bottom floor. I’ll have to check some of those out when I have time… hey! A Subway! Okay, that’s pretty American of me to notice the Subway, but it’s been 2 weeks now since I’ve had anthing from my home country. Maybe next time I pass through here, I’ll pick up a sub.
I headed over to the bookstore on the way to the mall. It’s along the main highway. It’s small, but it has a pretty good manga section, and I was running out, so I reloaded on some new tankoubons to read.
Then back home to dry off.
On the way back, I saw this church:
Okay, it’s blurry, but it was kind of cool how the cross lit up the night.
Tomorrow it’s the Nagoya parades, weather permitting.