The Midland Square building is celebrating it’s 1st anniversary and they invited a Tuna to play for their Japanese customers. A Tuna is a musical group made up of university students playing traditional Spanish music. It’s an old Spanish tradition and many universities in Spanish speaking countries have their own Tunas. They have interesting costumes and go out to play to earn some money as university students are notoriously broke all the time. Usually these groups are made up out of men, but there are also some female Tunas out there, for example in Maastricht. I was actually part of that Tuna for about a year. That’s right, I used to sing and play Spanish songs on a guitar in public, and it was fun. I joined the Tuna when they were just starting and I left before I ever got to wear a cloak and a medieval looking costume. Anyway seeing a Tuna here in Japan was very surprising and a fun blast from the past.
The Japanese (like the Dutch) like to ride bikes
Fish market, but I didn't see any fish because apparently they only come out in the very early morning.
Interesting looking Chinese restaurant
For some reason all the fish in the river in Fushimi are dead, makes you wonder...
Pretty Japanese park with actual non-dead fish in the pond
Maiko after a Rock Paper Scisssors battle on the square stone path in the pond
The Japanese love uniforms
Kodomo no hi (Children's Day) decorations
Another windowless building (saw one in New York City before), imagine having to work here
Our walk through Nagoya was great. It’s the best way to discover a city, just walk around without a real goal besides enjoying yourself with whatever comes your way. I especially enjoyed our impromptu Rock Paper Scissors battle in the Japanese garden and our takeout coffees!