Friday, October 28, 2011

The 9th Annual MANSAI – Kochi Manga Festival 2011

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   If you like manga, you may already know that Kochi is known as the Kingdom of Manga. Many famous manga artists sprouted from Kochi, the most well-known being Ryuichi Yokoyama, creator of Fuku-chan, and Takashi Yanase, creator of beloved Anpanman. Besides being home to a few museums inspired by these two manga artists (the Yokoyama Memorial Manga Museum, Anpanman Museum, and Poem & Märchen Gallery) Kochi also hosts a national high school manga championship called the Manga Koshien every year.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Autumn Leaves Festival

Autumn Leaves Festival with maple
trees and flowers in the back

   It is October already….the fall season has arrived! We can see that many maple trees have turned red on the streets outside; it is very beautiful. Also, it is a great time to go out and look for something fun to do!

   One of the things I highly recommend to do is to go and experience the Autumn Leaves Festival.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Odou Monkey Park

Of all the places I’ve been to in Kochi, one that sticks out the most is my visit to the monkey park in Otsuki Town. I had often seen monkeys while driving around the mountains in Kochi, but for the first time I was able to get up close and see them in a relatively wild habitat.

Friday, October 7, 2011

My Best Onsen in Kochi - Matsubakawa Onsen

   We don't have many hot springs in Kochi compared with other prefectures. But I believe that the quality of the water here is as excellent as that of famous onsen resorts such as Dogo in Ehime Pref. and Beppu in Oita Pref.