A monk greeting you in Nara.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
As I was in Osaka University, I saw the last scene of the Japanese-Soviet movie "おろしや国酔夢譚" (The Dreams of Russia): the protagonist returns to Japan. He looks back over the Sea in the direction of Russia and feels, his whole journey to Russia were just a dream.
I also looked above the Osakian roofs, somewhere far away was Russia, the country I was born, And I had the same feeling.
Life is but a dream.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Osaka University. With really cool library! They had also book-sorting robots, rolling all over the corridors. But now they are all liquidated - too loud...
If you enter the elevator in that library and have misleadingly choiced the wrong floor, you can quickly tip on the number button, and it will be disabled. Really helpful.