Yomu in Japan: Cultural Festival Edition

All right, I’ve been dragging my feet a bit in regards to writing this post. It’s actually been a little over a month now, as the cultural festival I attended at one of my schools was actually in late September.

But I did say I’d write about it, so here we go.

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Yomu in Japan: Summer Break (Kamikochi Edition)

Rounding off the trip, we visited Kamikochi, a beautiful area containing hotels, campgrounds, hiking trails, a nice lake, and just stunning views.

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Yomu in Japan: Summer Break (Matsumoto City Edition)

After the Chuo Alps, we went straight to Matsumoto City.
It’s one of the bigger cities in the prefecture.

I believe Matsumoto City also has the liveliest night life scene in the prefecture, with quite the downtown / red light district. Plenty of host / hostess clubs, snack bars, massage parlors, regular bars, hotels, and all that. Even on a Wednesday night though there were quite a few people out, drinking and staggering around.

Culturally the highlight is Matsumoto Castle, which is basically right in the downtown area.

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Yomu in Japan: Summer Break (Kiso City Edition)

After stopping at Magome, we arrived at Kiso City. It’s a beautiful little city tucked in between a small valley with a river running through it. Because the valley is tight, the city basically climbs up the side of a mountain, making it a multi-level city.

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Yomu in Japan: Summer Break (Iida City Edition)

Well, summer break isn’t over yet.
But I’ve just got back from a week of travelling throughout Nagano!

Also summer break is just a little over 2 weeks, as it started on Aug 1st, and ends on Aug 18th. Unfortunate, but everything is messed up this year because of the ‘rona.

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Anime vs. Reality – The Childhood Friend

I’ve gotten some lists full of random tidbits for you all to enjoy, and now I want to get more into the “anime” side of things. Are things really the way they are portrayed in anime?

As for the post theme, I want to dedicate it to one of the first graders (JHS, so grade 7 equivalent) at my main school who plays this song on the piano extremely well.

The guys are all obsessed with playing Megalovania from Undertale, and they pretty much all just play the exact same DUDUDUDU part over and over. A few of them can actually play more of the song than just that though.

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