Dear Ichiroya newsletter readers,
Hello! This is Nagisa from Ichiroya. How have you been? My brother had came back home from Hokkaido in early April. He stayed in Osaka for a week, and most of the days were raining. On the day when he returned to Hokkaido, it snowed there even though it was middle of April. May be, he is rain bringer. (sometimes snow storm...!)
However, it's getting warmer and warmer in Osaka. Look! 400 of Koinobori are swimming(?) in the sunny sky! I took this photo last Sunday at Ishikawa river located in Tondabayashi city, but it was too calm for these Koinobori to swim. Anyway, it is perfect season to go out somewhere, don't you think so?
I may have told you before, I like to go to museums. I like three-dimensional works better than two-dimensional works. Especially, Rodin is my favorite sculptor. When I went on a trip to London, I met a book and I saw a sculpture in the book. That was 'The Cathedral' sculptured by Rodin. I was really impressed by the beauty and mysteriousness of it. Whose hands are those? Man and woman? Devil... or God? It caught my imagination ever! Someday, I hope I could see it with my own eyes at Musée Rodin in Paris.
After the London trip, I visited three museums to see some Rodin's sculptures in Japan. Hakone Open-Air Museum in Kanagawa, Clematis no Oka, and Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art in Shizuoka. Speaking of Shizuoka, as Nanae mentioned before, there is Mt.Fuji. However, I couldn't see it during the trip because of misty weather. On the contrary, I couldn't see the sea because of heavy rain when I rode a train which must run along the coastline. Here is the photo I took at Hakone Open-Air Museum.
Can you see me and my friend wearing rain coat? There are lots of classical and contemporary art works filled in nature. It was pretty good to walk around and watch art in the rain!
Why don't you go to museums in artistic Kimono? (on a sunny day!)
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In Osaka, there is a famous statue which is known as the symbol of Expo '70. It is the 'Tower of the Sun' created by Taro Okamoto. He is also a famous Japanese artist of Showa period. 'Art is an Explosion!' This phrase is one of his famous saying. Also, a new symbol of Expo '70 was born near the tower last year. It is the largest Ferris Wheel in Japan, and the 5th largest one in the world. If you ride it, you can see the Tower of the Sun from above like this!
And, its cabins floor is made of glass, so you can enjoy watching the landscape through the glassed floor!
It was raining, too. May be, I'm also loved by rain clouds! haha... Thank you for reading till the end. Have a nice Weekend!