The time in Nagoya unfortunately did not include football or prom dresses. This homecoming was for some of their alumni and was a big event, likely given the fact that Nagoya University is a fairly prestigious university in Japan. Nobel Prize winners and Toyota CEOs are in their ranks. In a used book sale that some of us traipsed into, we found many huge volumes in English on molecular biology, genetics, chemistry and the like. Japanese-English dictionaries of technical scientific terminology, art books of Asian artifacts, and many books of mystery.
We also went out to dinner for some regional fried chicken. I enjoyed a slightly different menu that included a regional miso sauce over eggplant. It's one thing to count on in Japan, that there will be regional food to explore.
|Nagoya University Campus |
(green pastures and bikes must be a universal part of academia)
|Nagoya Teppanyaki (fried chicken, a specialty here)|
|Christy and Teppanyaki|
|chopstick holders (or modern art?)|
(fun with chopstick holder games at dinner)