Spreading the charms of Japan to the world from Fukui




Now shooting!


Production notes

Our company’s main business is management of coin parking lots.
So far we have not provided any information for foreign users.
Then we thought that we should make a video ourselves.
Two English teachers joined us as volunteers and we had location shooting.
And we finished it as scheduled thanks to their cheerful atmosphere.
We will upload the video on this site after editing. So don’t miss it!

Model 800


Life in Fukui

I introduce model 800 this time.
It's said that this train had been active in Nagoya Railway before.
At the time, this train won the Laurel Award of Japan Railfan Club.
This train has been active in Fukui Railway now.

Spring Exhibition of the Japan Academy of Fine Arts, now held in Fukui


Arts and crafts

Today I visited "The 70th Spring Exhibition of the Japan Academy of Fine Arts" having at Seibu department store in Fukui.

Though the Japanese-style paintings haven't been familiar to me until now, my eyes were opened to the variety of themes and techniques.

By the way, The Japan Academy of Fine Arts, that staged this exhibition, was founded by Tenshin Okakura, one of the great masters in the history of Japanese art.

It's said Tenshin used to say "My home town is Fukui",

and maybe this is one reason that a lot of people attended as soon as the exhibition opened at 10 o'clock of a weekday.

You can see this exhibition until May 31, and an exhibiting artist Keishi Takashima will give a talk on this coming Saturday.

I think it's worth more than the price of admission (600yen), moreover, it's free for "university" students and under.

Downton Abbey


Random thoughts

I am now into a British TV drama “Downton Abbey”. The story is set in a castle of an aristocratic family at the beginning of the 20th century. An existing historical castle has been used for the shooting. What’s more, it has used not only the outer appearance but also the interior. So that gorgeous dining room wasn’t an indoor set. I understand that the drama is also popular in the United States because it has beautiful landscapes, perfect performances, gorgeous costumes, great music, an interesting historical background and a surprising storyline.

West exit at Fukui station


Life in Fukui

Redevelopment construction work in the area of west exit at Fukui station has progressed.
It's said that it will be completed in spring of next year.
Don't you look like dinosaurs are helping the construction work?