Soon after I arrived in Matsue, I went with some of the other new ALTs to the Tottori Sand Dunes.
It was pretty and kind of fun to walk on so much sand. And the water was really cold still. (We took this trip back in April.) On the way there we passed two other places.
The Tottori Sand Dunes Conan Airport. 😀 They renamed the airport because the creator of Detective Conan is from Tottori Prefecture.
And the Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory. \^_^/ It’s basically a museum about the life and works of Gosho Aoyama, the creator of Detective Conan, Magic Kaito and Yaiba.
They even had a couple things setup where you could try things that criminals have done in the manga/anime. Like a partial door that has a security lock on it. And you try to use scotch tape to lock it from the outside, creating a locked room murder. 😀
You can see the rest of the pictures here: Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory pictures
I went to Osaka during Golden Week and found this cafe at the Osaka train station.
So I’m a little obsessed with Detective Conan (名探偵コナン) right now… I even found this jacket the other day. 😄
And in my free time I’ve been working on watching the anime. :3 I’m currently around episode 280 out of about 780. ^_^” So my Japanese vocabulary has been skewed a bit towards crime related things. But that’s useful, right?