From the Land of the Rising Sun #1: Shibamata

The two dudes are my schoolmate and Japanese lecturer

Shibamata was the scene for one of Japan’s famous dramas, “Otoko wa tsurai yo” starring Tora-san. His statue is just next to the train station entrance (Shibamata eki). And I just realised that I don’t have a photo of the statue….There is actually a museum that has stuff on that drama. If you walk past the museum you’ll reach the Edo river; crossing it takes you to Chiba. The boat taking people to and fro has been operational for quite some time; its known as Yagiri no Watashi. I remember sitting by the river bank on our second last day: “…Our last free day in Japan. Im at the river, after I horrendously miscalculated my spending and wasted like 250 yen. But the shopping for guys back home is done. I’m going to miss this tranquil, organised, happy, kind and entertaining country; Nihon…” 

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Then I just sat, taking in the view, the moment… I must definitely go back there. Once is not enough.

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About Peter Orwa, Junior

Freelance web designer. I started writing again though :)

Posted on July 21, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. very cool post and blog!

  2. LOL!Pita Bread…i have a picture of the Statue if you want it…and tons of pics when we were walking through Shibamata till Chiba.Lemme Know if you want’em.Hiba chan.
    Also…cool,cool,cool…

  3. love this! brings me the feeling of being there straight back! sob… wonderful writing of yours!

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