December 2-5, 2002: My birthplace Tatsuno
|I visited Tatsuno, my birthplace where my old mother lives alone, after a long time. This time, I made the trip by alone using a ferry boat.
Christmas trees in the cabin bring the season go and back on the sea route.
|West Oita port is already in the darkness at 6:30 p.m.|
|The ferryboat arrived Kobe port at 6:50 a.m. December 3.
|This time, I get on a connection bus.|
|From JR Sumiyoshi station, I get on a train to Hon-Tatsuno of Kishin Line.|
|Change at Himeji station. I took Udon noodle for breakfast.|
|I arrived my mother's home around ten in the morning.
After a rest, we visited a tea room run by my mother's young friend.[Galleria Arts & Tea]
|Old Japanese room with a round table.|
My dear birthplace Tatsuno is visible through the second floor window.
|Looking down the tea room on the first floor.
The old building was once used as a bank.
|Asian goods for sale.|
|Coffee was good as well.
The master of the tea room sends me "Galleria Report" explained me the shop and Apollo Studio on the other side of the road.
[Galleria Arts and Tea] is located near the corner where my birth house was.