Yesterday we went on a bike ride to a park not too far from our house.
At the park, my kids caught 蛙 (frogs) and 蝉 (cicadas).
They’re girls and they’re teenagers…but they’ll still go out with their parents. And they still wanna catch bugs.
I’m glad! As their father, they’ll never grow up…in my mind!
Here’s a video of my second daughter holding a couple of 蝉 (cicadas) she caught. At the end, she asks me 「もういい？」 (“Enough?”):
There’s a Japanese style garden at the park.
|(A wooden lantern)||(Looking thru a stone lantern)|
Here’s a couple of shots of the river near the park:
And here are a couple of videos that I took of trains going over the bridge:
One the way home from the park we stopped at 「ザ・ダイソー」 (“The Daiso“) for a couple things.
Do you know “The Daiso” (usually just called “Daiso”, or 百均 (Hyakkin (which is an abbreviation for 百円均一 (Hyakuenkinitsu), or 百円ショップ (¥100 Shop))?
There are other ¥100 shops…and even a ¥99 shop. But Daiso is almost synonymous with ¥100 shop.
Daiso is basically the Japanese version of the American One Dollar Store. (¥100 is almost equal to US$1)…but Daiso sells better merchandise. Better quality and more useful.
So, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised to learn that they’ve expanded overseas.
There are now Japanese Daiso stores in Korea, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, and the west coast of Canada and America (among other countries)!
Here’s the Daiso website.
It’s obvious by their manners…but now it’s official:
Japanese travelers are the best tourists.