Sunday and Monday, September 7 and 8, there was a festival of sorts in Fujino, the small town I worked in this past summer. Local artists sold their goods, etc. The students from Nihon University’s Architecture-Regional Planning Synthesis Design Studio baked and sold pizzas.

Here’s Kyle pretending he knows what he’s doing.

Currently rice is being harvested in Japan.


Japanese Language Course and Shinjuku Station

On September 18 I started an 11-week Japanese language course. These are some of the students in my class.

Weekdays I commute almost 2 hours from Fujisawa-City, Kanagawa-Prefecture to central Tokyo. I change trains at Shijuku station, the world’s busiest train station. In 2006, an average of 3.31 million people per day used Shinjuku station. There are over 200 exits.
Above is Shinjuku station. Below is Ichigaya station, the station closest to my Japanese language course.

Almost every day I ride the trains, I can’t help but ask myself, “Man, what the fcuk am I doing here?”