While taking the Oimachi line, I was always wondering what is in the hill between FutakoTamagawa and Kaminoge.
Was it a temple, residence?
Found out at last. It is Gotoh Museum and Garden.
Previously the private residence of Tokyu Group president, it is now a museum (and garden) which features Japanese and Far Eastern art.
A very nice place to walk under the trees, feel the nature inside the city. I guess that Fuji mountain can be seen if weather permits, but Crimson house and tall buildings in Futako Tamagawa are quite dominant in the scenery.
As I was having lunch in Musashi-Kosugi, overheard a conversation between two men at the next table about my company, our reseller and competition. Could not hear the details, but could definitely hear my company’s name.
What to do? Pretend I do not hear? Say hello?
As I finished lunch and headed to pay, I went to their table, said (In Japanese):
“Heard my company’s name in your conversation. My name is Avi and here is my business card”.
My most viewed photo on Flickr (by far) is a Hebrew Tattoo behind the ear of a Japanese girl.
Spent some time trying to analyze what brings people to this photo, but Flickr Statistics are limited and cannot dig for all search results and sources.
Just a reminder that the photo was taken several years ago in Iidabashi station. Noticed the Tattoo while I was waiting for my training and used my (then) broken Japanese to ask permission to take a photo.
I obviously received it.
Also asked her if she knows the meaning of the world and she happily nodded but did not talk further. Maybe she was afraid it was wrong.