Japan trip 2011

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Japan trip 2011

  1. 1. JAPAN TRIP 2011<br />
  2. 2. Ministry Time<br />Central Bible College, Komagome<br />Casey & his “interrupter,” David<br />
  3. 3. Class: Spirituality in Philippians<br />Casey’s 3 studious students<br />
  4. 4. Serious students indeed—armed with interlinear & ginseng!<br />
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  6. 6. Tsukuba International Christian Assembly<br />On our way to Tsukuba with David & Anna<br />
  7. 7. A church in the countryside whose new compressors have to be chained  (reason: the old compressors were stolen a few weeks ago)<br />
  8. 8. 23 January<br />Casey & his “interrupter,” <br />David, again<br />30 January<br />
  9. 9. Anna & her Sunday School kids<br />
  10. 10. Play Time<br />Kawagoe<br />Traditional warehouses & western-style buildings<br />
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  12. 12. Ghibli Museum, Mitaka<br />A museum that features the works of Hayao Miyazaki <br />
  13. 13. Robot Soldier<br />From “LaputaCastle in the Sky”<br />
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  15. 15. Ameyoko<br />An outdoor market street—a “black market” after WWII <br />
  16. 16. An afternoon of “window” shopping & eating with Anna, Mitsuyo, Laura, & Philip<br />
  17. 17. Disney Sea<br />A day to live once again as kids<br />
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  20. 20. Yokohama<br />Japan’s second largest city after Tokyo<br />
  21. 21. In Chinatown on Chinese New Year’s Eve (2 Feburary)<br />
  22. 22. Shibuya<br />The capital of Japan’s youth<br />Famous for its scramble crossing<br />
  23. 23. And the faithful dog, Hachiko, who waited at the train station every day for 10 years after its owner died before he could return home from work <br />
  24. 24. Ueno<br />Where the Tokyo National Museum is<br />This famous painting, Beauty enjoying the snow, was drawn in the 18th century by Suzuki Harunobu<br />It has a rippled effect for the snow<br />Notice too the arc of the moon on the right<br />
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  26. 26. Hokkaido<br />The snow country of Japan<br />
  27. 27. Sapporo<br />The capital of Hokkaido<br />TV Tower (right) & Clock Tower (left)<br />
  28. 28. Historic Village of Hokkaido<br />
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  30. 30. Left top: Pew warmers in the church???<br />
  31. 31. Ishiya Chocolate Factory<br />An interesting place to visit with many beautiful things to see<br />Below left: what we saw from the inside during the heavy snow storm<br />Below right: the same spot after the storm<br />
  32. 32. A place for those who love desserts<br />
  33. 33. Casey’s favourite toys can be found here<br />
  34. 34. Snow Festival<br />
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  36. 36. Ramen alley<br />
  37. 37. Otaru<br />A harbour city<br />Here, the famous Otaru Canal<br />
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  39. 39. Light Festival<br />
  40. 40. “Peculiar to Japan” Time<br />On trains<br />As one cannot talk on the mobile phone, texting, watching video, or playing games is the way to go<br />
  41. 41. Akihabara on a Sunday afternoon<br />Top left: A snake-like queue outside a games shop<br />Top right: No cars, only people of all sorts<br />Bottom right: Cute Akihabara maids<br />
  42. 42. Sugamo—the elderly shopping street<br />Look out for the prized red underwear<br />
  43. 43. Heated table (kotatsu)<br />A way to stay warm in winter<br />
  44. 44. At a train station<br />A touch-screen vending machine<br />
  45. 45. In a restaurant<br />A toothpick gadget<br />
  46. 46. Preparing for Valentine’s Day<br />Chocolates are to be given to guys on this day; but Laura will give her creation to ALL her friends—especially the gals<br />
  47. 47. Makan Time<br />
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  50. 50. Fellowship Time<br />With the EAST family—Taka, Eri, Hisako, the kids, & Wan Jee<br />
  51. 51. With Wan Jee again a couple of days before our departure<br />
  52. 52. With Bing Ren, the ex-IT guy at EAST, & his friend Brian<br />
  53. 53. With our hosts, David & Anna, their daughter Laura, & Joyce<br />
  54. 54. With Dr Kitano, the former principal of BIS<br />
  55. 55. With our Northern Irish friend from CTE, Philip<br />
  56. 56. With our Japanese school mate at APTS, , Tamotsu<br />

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