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Japan Diaries 4: Week 27

Week 27: May 2 - 6, 2022 Day 182: May 2, 2022 Monday - Hanami in Mashike It's a brand new week! Since Rumoi High School asked us to work last Friday, today was declared a holiday in exchange for it.  Ella going to Midorigaoka Elementary School for the first time I'm anxious and excited for Ella on her first day of school However, there are still classes in elementary schools like Midorigaoka Elementary School where Ella studies. Hence, Ella went to school for the first time at 8:15AM today and had classes until 2:30PM. Grocery at COOP KitKat Pudding Flavor As for my wife and I, we went to Coop to buy drinks for our hanami and nomikai with friends at Noboru-san's place in Nobusha in Mashike town . I even got a new flavor of KitKat for my collection.  Ella arrived home at around 2:40PM and had many fun stories to share about her first day in school. Ikuko-san picked us up from home at around 2:50PM and drove us to Noboru-san's place in Mashike.  The former Nobusha E

Miharashi Park Revisited Spring 2022

My first visit to Miharashi Park ( 見晴公園 ) was on November 28, 2021 (Sunday), my fourth weekend in Hokkaido Prefecture. During that visit, Miharashi Park was covered with snow as it was already winter season.  Miharashi Park ( Spring ) I went back to visit Miharashi Park again last April 30, 2022 (Saturday) , my 26th weekend  here in Hokkaido. This time, it was already the start of spring. However, what makes this revisit extra was that I am already with my family.  Miharashi Park details SPRING For those who are not familiar with Miharashi Park , it is situated at 2 Chome Miharashicho, Rumoi City, Hokkaido Prefecture, it is one of the numerous parks in the city. The most popular display in the park is the D613 locomotive engine . Miharashi Park - Rumoi City, Hokkaido Prefecture The D613 locomotive engine  was created at the Kasado Factory on January 26, 1945. Its primary function was to transport coal from the Haboro Mine, covering a total of 2,272,955 kilometers over the course

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