Tochigi Foto session

Day 5: August 16, 2008

The fellow of zorome-kai (11 people) came over my home town Tochigi from Tokyo, Saitama anad Kanagawa .
I totally arranged the plan and conducted them to nice places for photographing through the city.

During our tour, my dad, a historian, showed up and explained some history of tochigi to the fellow.
Besides, my mom showed up when we had a break in a nearby restaurant from parents' house.
So i introduced my parents to them.
I thougt some of them and my parents are almost from same generations.
(Then everyone photographed us, parents and me at the same time.It was like we were at a press conference with much strobe light. I'd never experienced before that. That was so funny.)
After we walked around for hours, in the late afternoon it started to rain and we stopped to take shelter from rain for a while, however it did not seem to be stopped.
So we decided to start walking again to go to final destination of my plan.
They just followed me making a line in rain.
When we arrived there, we were soaked to the skin.
10:47 Start!
*Tochigi Sta. (i welcomed everyone.)

*Kataoka Photo Studio (The oldest photo studio in tochigi city. There are many photo studios near the station. )

*Uzuma riverside

*Old Storehouses of Sake Brewing (according to my father, disappointingly the nice old buildings are supposed to be groken down inside this year... )

*Seitoshuka (Chinese restaurant for lunch time)

*Toshigi City Hall (old building) 
*My parents' home

*Abuden(break time eating Miso-Oden with beers)  

*Yamasa-miso Houses (very old storehouses)

*My parents' another house
(Nobody have lived there for decades. It's like a place for my dad to put kind of collections, i mean, trash... And, there was a wrecked car of my dad. ......No, actually not. He disassembled the car from parts to parts...! And even houses there... Incredible...! I was very shocked when i watched that for the first time in January. I was embarrased a bit to show them the place which was like a space just for putting many trash. But all enjoyed shooting the sceen. I think dad he's gonna make the space flat after breaking and falling everything down.)
*Tochigi Hospital (surely old building)
↓ it rained suddenly around here.
*Yamada Kori (eating most wonderful kakigori around the world)
↓(moved by 100 yen- bus "Norasse". There are 13 seats in the bus. It was like a chartered bus only for us, 12 people. )
Tochigi Sta.

Izakaya (drinkin')

Tochigi Sta. (i saw them off)

I was relieved and glad they seemed to enjoy a lot their 12 hours-stay shooting around Tochigi.

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