Tuesday 6th June 2017
Chie was busy with her Dad at the hospital for the day, so I took Erika to Miyajima to visit the aquarium.
Japan June 2017
Me and Erika on the train on the way to Miyajima.
Me and Erika on the ferry across to Miyajima.
Erika watching the fish in the little courtyard garden inside my favourite momiji-manju place: Fuji-ya.
In Fuji-ya, me with my "yakitate" (freshly baked) momiji-manju, and Erika with her chocolate momiji-manju.
My yakitate momoji-manju and some tea.
Walking past the famous umi-no-tori with Erika on my shoulders. The tide was out today so we could take a short cut to the aquarium across the beach.
A few more pictures of the umi-no-tori.
In the aquarium now.
Oysters and some little sharks in here. Erika wants to point out that I was sitting down here (not sure why that's important?).
The narrow tank you can stand either side of to try and take a picture as though the person on the other side is underwater... However given the height difference you can see the sort of shelf here and it doesn't quite work.
Erika being a mermaid.
Erika doing the Yellow Submarine actions.
Having our lunch on the benches outside the aquarium.
The sealion show. One of them is called Kurumi-chan, can't remember the other names. Erika would like one of them to be called Erika, and the other Elsa.
The umi-no-tori again on the way back towards the ferry, the tide was still out.
Erika on my shoulders again.
Erika and a sort of stone/marble Hello Kitty.
The Hello Kitty momiji-manju. Unfortunately we'd already bought a box from Fuji-ya or I might have got one of these.
On the train on the way back, Erika did some drawing. I was very impressed wth this face.
She later added some hair.
Back at Chie's parent's house, here's a can of "Gent Off" which amused me.