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22 September 2008 @ 02:14 pm
Osaka Castle  
We went to Osaka Jou (castle) the saturday before last with a Japanese friend of Casey and Dave's. It was boiling outside that day (that whole week, actually) so we were sweating buckets, but it was a lot of fun too.

osaka jou 1


osaka jou 3

From about halfway up to the top of the castle.


Liv and I




Dave was being a nina, because everyone knows how well that worked out for them when they tried to scale the walls and attack. (Yumi, the Japanese person in our group and thereby guide, also tried to climb the wall a bit, and I think got higher than anyone else. Sort of sad I didn't get a picture of that, actually.)


This is the main castle building. The fenced in part on top is the eighth floor, I think, which is an observation deck.


The view from the observation deck.




Also, since we figured out how to use skype properly (and when Ohio isn't being hit by a hurricane) I get to talk to the family online! Which sometimes ends up with odd technological setups. Example, this picture I took of my computer screen where Betsy, Dad and I are on skype, and Mom and Gammy are both on speaker phone on two different cell phones. I think includes covers people in four different locations.

Current Mood: busy
divinemum: Excellent- Wayne's Worlddivinemum on September 22nd, 2008 10:37 am (UTC)
YAY for technology!

I love that one picture that has the baseball field in the background (or is it not baseball? Because that infield goes out pretty far).
robobitchoulikeafox on September 23rd, 2008 10:26 am (UTC)
Yeah, it was a baseball field. I`ve noticed a lot of of the baseball fields here don`t have grass on all or part of the outfield though, so I think that`s what it is.

Technology is pretty great. I keep getting really amazed by it this semester.
what's-her-face: Jun!piquing_tom on September 22nd, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC)
Hooray, you updated!

I was in class when I was scrolling through my friends page, and I honestly gasped out loud (just a little bit) at your first picture of the castle. It's so gorgeous, I'm so freaking jealous right now. And, yeah, you missed a ton of bad weather in Ohio. I hope you're having an awesome time. You'd better be, dern it.
robobitchou: hana yori dangolikeafox on September 23rd, 2008 10:27 am (UTC)
ah ha, thanks. I`m having a pretty greato time. Also, I bought you a present today~ you should give me a mailing address so I can get it to you at some point.
what's-her-face: Arashi-approvedpiquing_tom on September 25th, 2008 02:08 am (UTC)
Hooray, present! My address:

44 N. McKinley Ave, apt. 204
Athens, OH 45701

I'll let you know whenever it arrives, just so that you know you won't have spent money for shipping only to have it lost in the mail.