Sunday, July 31, 2011

Only In Nagoya, Japan: World's Largest Solar Planetarium

Welcome to Nagoya's Planetarium! At the moment it is the largest in the world!

I love the green walls here.

The underside of the planetarium

You can now understand just how big the planetarium is. Look at the guy sitting at the bench and then the's HUGE!

The green wall...

This is at Shirakawa Park. It is in front of the planetarium. They had this beautiful fountain and cool tile work!

Try not to get wet!

It was a hot day, perfect for a day at the park. Especially since many kids are on summer vacation now. Parents need places to take their kids!

Inside the science museum they had a lot of floors. Each one had a theme. One floor had push the lever and bubbles form in the goo and they combine into one like in this picture. What it means....I'm not really sure. Can anyone enlighten me?

The room that makes you feel off balanced thanks to the floor tilting and these stripes. It was a weird feeling at first, until  you get used to it.

This must be Godzillas view on Japan....

The formations of a tornado....

There was some construction work going on.  It kind of distracted from the beautiful view, but as long as you don't look straight down like this you can somewhat ignore it. I couldn't figure out what they are building down there. Hopefully, it will add to the view!

Looking out towards the  Nagoya Art Museum. We actually went to see the Rembrandt exhibit on the same day. I have only a few pictures, because you aren't allowed to take pictures in the museum. Something about flashes deteriorating the pictures....what if we don't use a flash? What happens? Why can we take pictures in American Museums, but not in the Japanese museums. Can someone tell me why? Is it only for the museum to make money off people like me who buy the postcards for memorabilia since I can't take a photograph? (I would buy a postcard even if I could take a photograph!)

If want to visit the planetarium it is near the Shirakawa Park! It is fairly easy to get to and it is tough to miss the giant planetarium.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sunrise in Nagoya, Japan In July

 I wake up twice a week at 4 am to get ready for work. This gives me the chance to see some beautiful sunrises. I used my cactus friend to help me take these photos.

I hope you get the chance to enjoy sunrises as well!

Fireworks at Minato-ku Summer Festival Nagoya, Japan....Part II Fini

A heart

A rabbit

Tako or Octopus

A star

A heart shot right-side up!

Here is the final post from the Summer festival in Minato-ku on July 18th. It was a fun day! We ate a lot and got to see a lot of traditional and non-traditional Japanese features. I hope you enjoyed the pictures and if you haven't had the opportunity to go to a summer festival I hope you make the time to! It's an experience that I think people should have at least once. Definitely try the food!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Fireworks at the Minato-ku Summer Festival Nagoya, Japan....Part I

These are only a part of the fireworks photos that I have, but I won't show all of them....that might get boring. So, I am only going to choose the best ones and post them up here. I will only make one more part before finishing with the fireworks. Please watch out for Part II of the fireworks since that will be the final fireworks post!