First day in Japan

Hi folks! I have successfully landed in Japan, and am almost there in managing not to fall asleep before the night — staying awake for 30 hours is getting already difficult enough for me. Even with the threat of making typos or absurd sentences by accident, I decided to write this blog post. The sole reason for that is that we, me and Kurt, went to the Nihon Ki-in today in order to check my route to “school”, but ended up seeing the whole building through, inside out!

This is more or less what happened today, explained through a compilation of pictures:

Finnair's airplane dinner. Inside the foil is a beef hamburger steak and some potatoes. The noodle product on the lower left pretty much implies that we're going to Japan!

Espresso tea? Yes, definitely Japan.
This is the first-floor arrival hall of the building in which my accommodation is. Could be worse.
And this is a lounge of a kinds, same building.


Oh how I have missed you so, vending machines! This picture is actually from the Nihon Ki-in.
Anyone want to buy? I'm not exactly sure what these are made of.
Yes, it's THAT room from THAT animation series!
Now we are in a Nihon Ki-in museum, located in the building's basement! Depicted here are some important go-related people from Japan's history.
Likewise in the museum. I don't know if this go board has actually been used in anything significant. While being fancy, this board is nothing compared to...
...this! Ow, my eyes! This board is made of glass, and apparently weighs about 90 kilograms.
Previous glass-board, depicted from the side. Invisible go board, anyone?

That’s all for now! Tomorrow I will go to the Nihon Ki-in again, this time to receive some more guidance related to my becoming insei.


5 thoughts on “First day in Japan”

  1. They’re both made of kurogaki, a cultivar of Japanese Persimmon. Undoubtedly the fact they’re super-extra large plays its own part in the price.

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