We’re currently sitting at Gate 10 of the Kansai International Airport in Osaka, Japan. We always depart from Japan from this gate; fortunately it’s a relatively pleasant spot for an airport gate, with a good view of some planes rolling back and forth. A few years ago they installed a wi-fi access point which is handy for killing time before our flight.
It was, as always, a good trip. The sakura have been beautiful for the last few days–which is somewhat lucky, since for the first time we arrived in, and left, Tokyo before they opened. We spent a chunk of yesterday evening hanging out on one of the platforms in the train station, watching the shinkansen go too and fro. I took some photos specifically intended to measure the velocities of the trains as they left; we’ll see how that works out once I’m able to put them into Photoshop and make some measurements. I have a number of photos of more general interest which I’ll post in the near future. read more