December 15, 2003: To Fukuoka
|A meeting will be held in Fukuoka today. I came up to the bus terminal in downtown early in the morning.
The newspaper I subscribe is off today, but I found an extra on the wall that reads "Saddam Husayn captured." I was watching the TV on the news late night and I feel sleepy today.
|The express bus to Tenjin (Fukuoka) runs comfortably. The day breaks from on the top of Takasaki mountain.|
|Mt. Yufu soon came into sight with white frost on the top. It looks very cold outside.|
|When I was half asleep, the bus was already running along the skirt of Fukuoka airport.|
|The bus arrived Tenjin on time. Morning rush has already filled the street.|
|I got off the bus and took a subway.
I was told good news that Kumamoto Daily News paper reports on our GOF with the big title.
|After the meeting, I came back to Tenjin and found many beautiful illuminations around the bus terminal.|
|I found a mysterious thing, a sort of sculpture, I think.
What the artist wanted to say from this work?
|I dropped in a building in which our provider COARA opens an office on the 15th floor. (Picture by Ms.Umeno)|
|From left, Matsunaga, Abe, and Umeno welcomed me.|
|The souvenir was the roll cake of handmade chestnut cream.|
|I said good bye and got out of the building. In a spacious square was a big Christmas tree that changes color periodically.|
|A street artist plays guitar in the cold wind. The passenger turned their years to the sweet voice.|
|I will take a return bus to Oita.
The street of Fukuoka is very smart and good.
|This is the bus terminal.|
|I headed to Oita at last. I was happy today to attend the meeting, visiting COARA office, and looking around beautiful December downtown Fukuoka.|