Sunday, July 24, 2005

Visit to Ritsurin Koen

We took a day trip over to Takamatsu on Friday (July 22, 2005) and stopped by Ritsurin Koen for a bit. Here are few photos of the visit:

Monday, July 04, 2005

Lunch at Hikaru's School

Once a year at Hikaru's school, parents are invited to learn about and taste firsthand what the school kyushoku (school-provided meal) is like. Here are some photos of our visit along with a photo of one of Hikaru's latest piece of art:

Day 4 (July 2) in Osaka

We spent the bulk of our last day in Osaka at the Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan). Hikaru's Jaws hat garnered lots of attention and whispers. ("Look, a shark is eating that boy!", et al.). Here are some photos from the day:

Day 3 (July 1) in Osaka

Here are some photos from day 3 (July 1, 2005) in Osaka(second day at USJ). Hikaru finally got to ride the Jurassic Park ride as it was closed the day before. We ended up riding it together toward the end of the day. When we started the ride it wasn't raining but when we came splashing out at the end, it was raining something frightful. I didn't realize it was the rain at first (as there is a significant splash involved). We were drenched within seconds. Hikaru loved the Jaws ride the best (even more than Spider-Man and the other more technical rides). I think he ended up riding it about 12-15 times. In fact, he was the only one on the ride just before closing when it was raining like crazy.