Thursday, July 31, 2008
How are you, mom?
Sorry for my late email.
I am now being
allowed to have
a good experience
to stay in Germany
for one month.
I'm now at the town called Potsdam,
Germany, which is very familiar to
Japanese people because it was the place of
the Potsdam conference. As you know, it
asked Japan to surrender unconditionally around
60 years ago.
I was surprised that many Japanese people
live here and the food is really nice.
In our impression, the German food is
"potato and sausage" but has a lot of vegetable
and is not quite different from that of Japan
However, the language is mainly German and
I have a little difficult life in town, but I may be
able to sympathize with the foreign people
staying in Japan. In Japan they cannot use
English and I am not sure that my English is
I am going to call you later.
Bye. Thank you, mom.
This post is the English version of the previous post translated by Taro.
My fellow Japanese:
Recent Japanese are really poor and cannot afford to visit another country, but please don't worry! You don't have to pay the flight and spend much time to visit Germany.
See these pictures. Here you can feel as if you visited Potsdam.
I arrived at the station near the Potsdam University.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
One nice painter who I met in Milwaukee gave this to me.
"In the last 100 years Japanese art has probably been the most influential art on western art and led to impressionism."
I like this painting and it's interesting because it was painted by one American painter and it looks like a old memory of the 50-year-ago Japanese life.
Thank you for a nice painting.